Secretary-General António Guterres speaks with school girls during a visit to Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan where there are some 27,000 school-aged children in the camp. UN Photo/Sahem Rababah

This is the moment to say that if the world fails to support refugees, the world is only helping those like Daesh and al Qaida that use these arguments in order to be able to recruit more people to put at risk our global security. Solidarity with Syrian refugees is also a way to be able to express our capacity to guarantee global security. It’s not only an act of generosity. It’s also an act of enlightened self-interest.
      ANTÓNIO GUTERRES

UN Photo/Sahem Rababah Secretary-General António Guterres speaks with school girls during a visit to Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan where there are some 27,000 school-aged children in the camp.

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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."

International Women's Day

"As Secretary-General of the United Nations I am 100 per cent committed to women’s leadership and gender equality", Mr. Guterres said in his message commemorating International Women's Day.

Priorities

"Let us declare in one voice: We will not tolerate anyone committing or condoning sexual exploitation and abuse. We will not let anyone cover up these crimes with the UN flag", Secretary-General António Guterres said on the launch of his new proposals to tackle such behaviour in the UN System.

Agenda

Shortly after his appointment as the next Secretary-General, António Guterres stated his first priority: "A surge in the diplomacy for peace," to prevent and solve conflicts.

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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