Press Articles and Opinion Pieces

United in Grief

My heart sank when the news came early last Sunday morning: “Nairobi-bound plane crashes soon after takeoff in Addis Ababa”.

The climate emergency and the next generation

Tens of thousands of young people took to the streets yesterday with a clear message to world leaders: act now to save our planet and our future from the climate emergency.

Kofi Annan was the United Nations

Since the shock of former United Nations’ Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s death, I have been reflecting on what made him so special.

Uniting the world against terrorism

Terrorism is a persistent and evolving global menace. No country is immune. Social media, encrypted communications and the dark web are being used to spread propaganda, radicalize new recruits and plan atrocities.

Towards a new global compact migration

Managing migration is one of the most profound challenges for international cooperation in our time.

A Continent of Hope

Far too often, the world views Africa through the prism of problems.  When I look to Africa, I see a continent of hope, promise and vast potential.

Peacekeeping is cost effective, but must adapt to new reality

When I entered the United Nations Secretariat building for the first time as Secretary-General in January, my first act was to lay a wreath honoring more than 3,500 United Nations staff who died in the service of peace.