Belgium

Michèle  Coninsx Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate

Michèle Coninsx

Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres confirmed on 11 August 2017 the appointment of Michèle Coninsx (Belgium) as Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED) at the Assistant Secretary-General level, following the concurrence of the Security Council. She succeeds Jean-Paul Laborde of France to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his commitment and dedicated service to the Organization.
 

Isabelle Annie J. Durant Assistant Secretary-General, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

Isabelle Annie J. Durant

Assistant Secretary-General, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

On 9 June 2017 United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, in consultation with the Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), decided to appoint Isabelle Durant of Belgium as Deputy Secretary-General of UNCTAD at the Assistant Secretary-General level.  Ms. Durant will succeed Joakim Reiter of Sweden to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his dedicated service and commitment to UNCTAD.

05 June 2018, Brussels

Deputy Secretary-General's remarks at opening of European Development Days [as prepared for delivery]

Excellencies,
Ladies and gentlemen,
 
It is an honour to join our partners from the European Union and around the world.
 
When I was told that this year’s European Development Days would focus on gender equality, I knew I had to be here.
 
We are now in the third year of work to advance the Sustainable Development Goals.
 
Goal 5 calls on us to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
 
I often call it the ‘docking station’ for all the goals.
 

16 May 2018, Brussels

Opening remarks at joint press conference with European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker

Secretary-General António Guterres (left) and Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, address reporters at a press briefing in Brussels. Photo: European Commission

It is for me an enormous pleasure to be back in Brussels and to have this very important meeting with the President of the Commission and with the Commission.

16 May 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Transcript of the Secretary-General's remarks at joint press conference with European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker

It is for me an enormous pleasure to be back in Brussels and to have this very important meeting with the President of the Commission and with the Commission.

25 April 2018, Brussels

Note to Correspondents: Transcript of Press Conference by UN Special Envoy for Syria, along with High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator

SdeM: First of all, thank you Federica, on behalf of the Secretary-General, you heard it this morning, it has been a quite remarkable type of alliance of working together between the EU, yourself, your commitment - and the work of the UN.

25 April 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Secretary-General's video message to the Conference "Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region"

My warm greetings and gratitude to High Representative Mogherini and all those gathered for this crucial conference in support of the future of Syria and the region.
 
We have a full UN team in Brussels ready to partner with you for this meaningful effort.
 
In this eighth year of war, the scale of humanitarian needs in Syria remains staggering.
 
More than 13 million people are living in desperate conditions, exposed to relentless violence and persistent violations of international law.
 

23 February 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Message video diffusé à la Conférence Internationale de Haut Niveau Sur Le Sahel

C’est un plaisir pour moi de saluer la Conférence internationale de haut niveau sur le Sahel.
 
Cette réunion tombe à point nommé, car elle est l’occasion de montrer une nouvelle fois que la communauté internationale est déterminée à aider les gouvernements et les peuples du Sahel à prévenir l’extrémisme violent et à lutter contre le terrorisme et la criminalité organisée.