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Mette  Knudsen Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (Political)

Mette Knudsen

Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (Political)

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced on 7 January 2021 the appointment of Mette Knudsen of Denmark as his new Deputy Special Representative (Political) for Afghanistan in the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). 

Ms. Knudsen succeeds Ingrid Hayden of Australia, to whom the Secretary-General expresses his gratitude for her dedicated service. 

Ib  Petersen Assistant Secretary-General, Deputy Executive Director (Management)

Ib Petersen

Assistant Secretary-General, Deputy Executive Director (Management)

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Ib Petersen of Denmark as Assistant Secretary-General to serve as the Deputy Executive Director, Management of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).  Mr. Petersen succeeds Laura Londen of Finland, to whom the Secretary-General and the Executive Director of UNFPA are grateful for her dedicated service to UNFPA.
 

10 October 2019, Copenhagen

Opening remarks at press conference on climate change at C40 World Mayors Summit

Thank you, dear Special Envoy [for Climate Action] Mike Bloomberg, for your introduction, but especially for your leadership in climate action. 
 
This is my first international visit since the Climate Action Summit in New York – and it is fitting that it is here in Denmark. 
 
Copenhagen is a global climate action leader.
 
And the C40 is where the world’s mayors are showing they are at the forefront of tackling the climate emergency.
 

10 October 2019, Copenhagen

Opening remarks at press stakeout with Prime Minister of Denmark

It is a pleasure to be visiting Denmark, a very good friend of the United Nations and a strong supporter of international cooperation.
 
The Prime Minister and I had productive discussions on a wide range of challenges, but of course the climate crisis was high on the agenda.
 
I had the occasion to thank Denmark for hosting today’s gathering of mayors from 70 of the world’s leading cities, known as C40, an important follow-up o the Climate Action Summit that was convened in New York just two weeks ago. 
 

11 October 2019, Copenhagen

Remarks at C40 World Mayors Summit

Dear friends, allow me to start by confessing my original sin.
 
I have almost 30 years of political engagement in my own country and I never became a mayor.
 

11 October 2019, Copenhagen

Secretary-General's remarks at C40 World Mayors Summit

Dear friends, allow me to start by confessing my original sin.
 
I have almost 30 years of political engagement in my own country and I never became a mayor.
 

11 October 2019, Copenhagen

Statement attributable to the Secretary-General on the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize

I have said often that winds of hope are blowing ever stronger across Africa. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is one of the main reasons why. 
 
His vision helped Ethiopia and Eritrea achieve a historic rapprochement, and I was honored to witness the signing of the peace agreement last year. 
 
This milestone has opened up new opportunities for the region to enjoy security and stability, and Prime Minister Ahmed’s leadership has set a wonderful example for others in and beyond Africa looking to overcome resistance from the past and put people first.
 

10 October 2019, Copenhagen

Secretary-General's remarks at press conference on climate change at C40 World Mayors Summit [scroll down for Q&A]

Thank you, dear Special Envoy [for Climate Action] Mike Bloomberg, for your introduction, but especially for your leadership in climate action. 
 
This is my first international visit since the Climate Action Summit in New York – and it is fitting that it is here in Denmark. 
 
Copenhagen is a global climate action leader.
 
And the C40 is where the world’s mayors are showing they are at the forefront of tackling the climate emergency.
 

10 October 2019, Copenhagen

Secretary-General's remarks at press stakeout with Prime Minister of Denmark [scroll down for Q&A]

It is a pleasure to be visiting Denmark, a very good friend of the United Nations and a strong supporter of international cooperation.
 
The Prime Minister and I had productive discussions on a wide range of challenges, but of course the climate crisis was high on the agenda.
 
I had the occasion to thank Denmark for hosting today’s gathering of mayors from 70 of the world’s leading cities, known as C40, an important follow-up o the Climate Action Summit that was convened in New York just two weeks ago.