2 April 2020

A new United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) report based on data from 57 countries finds that a quarter of women are not able to make their own decisions about accessing health care, and nearly one in ten is unable to make her own choices about using contraception.

16 January 2020

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres was in Portugal on Saturday, 11 January, to take part in the ceremony to kick off Lisbon’s designation as European Green Capital 2020.

3 July 2019

On 21 June, Secretary-General António Guterres travelled from Geneva to Lisbon, Portugal, where he participated in the World Conference for Ministers Responsible for Youth that took place there on Sunday, 23 June.

7 November 2018

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres was in Lisbon on Monday, 5 November.

5 November 2018

The World Food Programme (WFP) entered into a partnership with global e‑commerce company Alibaba to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 2 (zero hunger).  Alibaba Cloud will support the creation of a digital World Hunger Map to monitor global hunger and enhance the efficiency of WFP operations.

5 June 2018

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres was in Lisbon, Portugal, on 29 May, where he had been invited by Portuguese President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, to address the State Council.

20 March 2018

On Friday, 16 March, after arriving from Italy the previous evening, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres participated at an event in Lisbon marking the fiftieth anniversary of the Foundation of Lisbon’s Islamic Community.

21 February 2018

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres was in Libson, Portugal, on Monday, 19 February, to receive an honorary degree of Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Lisbon.

19 February 2018

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and humanitarian colleagues express concern about persistent forced displacement of indigenous people and farming communities in rural Colombia. Since 19 January, violence in Caceres has displaced at least 822 people; in Bajo Cauco murders have increased.

8 November 2017

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres was in Lisbon on Monday, 6 November, to speak at the Web Summit 2017 in the afternoon.

6 November 2017

A joint study on food security released by the Government of South Sudan and humanitarian partners such as the Food and Agriculture Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund and the World Food Programme, warns that the current harvest season will not end the hunger crisis in the country.

13 September 2017

The new Permanent Representative of Portugal to the United Nations, Francisco António Duarte Lopes, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

10 July 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres travelled from Crans‑Montana in Switzerland to Lisbon, Portugal, where, on Monday, 3 July, he delivered the keynote address, in Portuguese, at the Tidewater conference.

19 June 2017

Over the weekend, the Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process condemned the shooting and stabbing attack by Palestinian assailants in the vicinity of the Old City of Jerusalem.  He said that such terrorist acts must be condemned by all.

18 June 2017

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ statement on the wildfires in Portugal:

7 January 2017

The following statement by UN Secretary-General António Guterres was issued today: