Argentina

20 March 2019, Buenos Aires

Remarks to the Second High-Level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation

[Bilingual, as delivered; scroll down for all-English]

20 March 2019, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Readout of the Secretary-General's meeting with H.E. Mr. Sebastián Piñera Echeñique, President of Chile [scroll down for Spanish]

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Sebastián Piñera, President of Chile. 
 
The Secretary-General commended Chile´s contribution to the priorities of United Nations, including the Government’s efforts to strengthen South-South Cooperation.
 
The Secretary-General congratulated President Piñera for Chile’s leadership on climate change as the host country of the 2019 UN Climate Change Conference to take place in Santiago.

20 March 2019, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Bambang P.S. Brodjonegoro, Minister of National Development Planning for Indonesia

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Bambang P.S. Brodjonegoro, Minister of National Development Planning for Indonesia. 
 
The Secretary-General commended Indonesia´s growing commitment on climate change and highlighted Indonesia’s role as a regional bridge-builder and its role as an honest broker in the region.
 
He was informed by the Minister of the contribution made by Islamic Financing to Indonesia’s work on the Sustainable Development Goals.
 

20 March 2019, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina [scroll down for Spanish]

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina. 
 
The Secretary-General congratulated Argentina for the successful hosting of the Second High-level UN Conference on South-South Cooperation. He commended the Government’s leadership and contribution to other UN global priorities as well, notably the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including during Argentina’s G20 presidency in 2018.
 
The Secretary-General and the President also discussed regional developments.
 
Buenos Aires, 20 March 2019
 

01 December 2018, Buenos Aires

Remarks to G20 session on Climate and Sustainable Development

Excellencies,

We are already in big trouble in relation to climate change. We are headed for a world of uncertainty due to climate disruption. Every new scientific report confirms that climate change is the greatest threat to human security and sustainable development and that climate change is still running faster than we are.

01 December 2018, Buenos Aires

Secretary-General’s statement on the outcome of the G20 Summit in Argentina

Today’s G20 Declaration underscored three key messages. 

30 November 2018, Buenos Aires

Remarks at press encounter with Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian of France and Foreign Minister Wang Yi of China

I want to express my very deep gratitude and appreciation to China and France for their engagement and for their common commitments in relation to climate action in a particularly important moment that we are living together. Let me be very clear: we face a true emergency. Climate change is running faster than we are. We are facing dramatic consequences for the lives of many people around the world, especially in the most vulnerable situations, and very tragic perspectives for the end of the century if we are not able to increase our commitment and our ambition.