China

26 May 2019, Guiyang, China

Secretary-General's Message for Big Data Industry Expo

It is a pleasure to greet this Big Data Industry Expo.
 
Big data and its application to artificial intelligence have great potential to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. From medicine to transportation to farming, big data presents the world with a remarkable tool to advance global progress.
 

27 April 2019, Beijing

Remarks at Leaders' Roundtable on promoting green and sustainable development to implement the 2030 Agenda

I am deeply concerned about the climate crisis, and this is a matter I am very passionate about.
 
Since I feel, when one looks at what happens on the ground and which is growing worse day by day, I believe we still lack the global political will to take the kind of transformational measures necessary to make these trends be reversed before it is too late.
 

27 April 2019, Beijing

Secretary-General's remarks at Leaders' Roundtable on promoting green and sustainable development to implement the 2030 Agenda

I am deeply concerned about the climate crisis, and this is a matter I am very passionate about.
 
Since I feel, when one looks at what happens on the ground and which is growing worse day by day, I believe we still lack the global political will to take the kind of transformational measures necessary to make these trends be reversed before it is too late.
 

26 April 2019, Beijing

Remarks at the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation

Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the opening of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, China. UN Photo/Zhao Yun

Convened by President Xi Jinping, we come together at this forum on the Belt and Road in the face of uncertainty and unease around the globe. 
 
I want to recognize China for its central role as a pillar of international cooperation and multilateralism.  This gathering today reflects that commitment in these turbulent times.
 
Inequality, the climate crisis, and the potential risks of globalization and the Fourth Industrial Revolution are creating deep levels of public anxiety.  
 

Huang  Xia Special Envoy

Huang Xia

Special Envoy

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced on 22 January 2019 the appointment of Huang Xia of the People’s Republic of China as his Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region.  He succeeds Said Djinnit of Algeria, to whom the Secretary-General is deeply grateful for his dedicated service and distinguished United Nations career.
 

19 November 2018, Deqing, Zhejiang Province, China

Secretary-General's video message to UN World Geospatial Information Congress

I am pleased to greet the first United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress.
 
To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals we need reliable, timely, accessible and disaggregated geospatial information for decision-making, ensuring effective and inclusive development initiatives and measuring progress.
 
Your expertise in geospatial data, methods, frameworks, tools, and platforms is essential.
 

17 September 2018, Beijing, China

Secretary-General’s message to the World Conference on Science Literacy

It is a pleasure to greet the World Conference on Science Literacy.
 
Science, technology and innovation are crucial for addressing the challenges of our time, from climate change and food security to healthcare and protecting the planet.
 
However, many countries and regions have limited access to the benefits generated by science, owing mainly to poverty, lack of quality education and the digital divide. As we strive to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, we must do more not only to harness science for good, but to advance science literacy.