Secretary-General António Guterres (right) addresses journalists at a press conference at UN Headquarters. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

Refugee protection is not a matter of solidarity or generosity, refugee protection is an obligation under international law.
         ANTÓNIO GUTERRES

UN Photo/Evan Schneider Secretary-General António Guterres (right) addresses journalists at a press conference at UN Headquarters.

Video Highlights

Appeal for Peace

On 1 January 2017, Secretary-General António Guterres launched an appeal for peace with the hope that everyone strive to overcome differences, saying "Peace must be our goal and our guide."

World Refugee Day

Secretary-General António Guterres's video message marking World Refugee Day 2017.

World Environment Day

In his message marking World Environment Day, Secretary-General António Guterres points out that we all have a role to play in protecting our only home, saying "Without a healthy environment we cannot end poverty or build prosperity."

International Day of UN Peacekeepers

"Every day, peacekeepers help bring peace and stability to war-torn societies around the world," Secretary-General António Guterres  said in his message commemorating the Day.

Vision

The Secretary-General's vision on the challenges and opportunities ahead.
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Team

The Secretary-General appoints women to senior posts.
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News

News coverage on the Secretary-General.
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Journey

The Secretary-General's journey to becoming the world's top diplomat.
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Selection

A new process for selecting the Secretary-General.
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In the Field

The Secretary-General's 10-year tenure as UN High Commissioner for Refugees (2005-2015).
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