Press Articles and Opinion Pieces

Urgent Climate Action: A Choice We Can — And Must — Make

“Save Tuvalu; save the world.”
This is the rallying cry I heard on my recent visit to Tuvalu, a stop on my Pacific tour to the frontlines of the global climate emergency.
I was there to show solidarity with those suffering the worst impacts of climate change and to draw attention to the innovative climate action underway in the region.

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.