Denmark

10 October 2019, Copenhagen

Remarks at opening of UNHCR/World Bank Joint Data Centre on Forced Displacement

Ladies and gentlemen, honorable Minister,
 
It's an enormous pleasure to be with all of you.
 
I'm an engineer, so I have a relatively accurate idea of the importance of data – not only in the work of the engineers, if we want our bridges not to fall and we want all telecommunications to work, but also in more and more in social sciences and more and more in relation to the humanitarian and development activities.
 

10 October 2019, Copenhagen

Secretary-General's remarks at opening of UNHCR/World Bank Joint Data Centre on Forced Displacement

Ladies and gentlemen, honorable Minister,
 
It's an enormous pleasure to be with all of you.
 
I'm an engineer, so I have a relatively accurate idea of the importance of data – not only in the work of the engineers, if we want our bridges not to fall and we want all telecommunications to work, but also in more and more in social sciences and more and more in relation to the humanitarian and development activities.
 

Inger La Cour Andersen Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme

Inger La Cour Andersen

Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme

Following her nomination by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, the General Assembly today elected Inger Andersen of Denmark to a four-year term as Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
 

01 April 2019, Copenhagen, Denmark

Secretary-General's video message to the Global Conference on Strengthening Synergies between the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, 1-3 April

It is a pleasure greet this important conference on synergies between the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Goals.
 
You meet at a critical moment.
 
Our shared challenge is to build a fair globalization that delivers for all -- and to raise ambition on climate mitigation, adaptation and finance.  
 
The Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda are our best plans to realize these crucial goals
 

02 December 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark

Secretary-General's video message to Fourth World Congress of the International Trade Union Confederation

I am pleased to greet the International Trade Union Confederation as you mark the 150th anniversary of the trade union movement.
 
Thank you for working in solidarity, across so many decades, for social justice, women’s empowerment and human dignity.
 
As we look ahead, our world face big threats -- from conflict to climate change to growing inequality.
 
Technological advances are creating extraordinary opportunities for common progress.
 
But they also bring challenges, including disruptions in labour markets. 
 

28 November 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark

Secretary-General's video message to the Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals (PG4) Summit for Heads of State and Government, 28-29 November

It is a pleasure to greet this timely Summit.
 
I welcome your focus on innovative partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals.
 
We have many opportunities to advance common progress.
 
But we also face risks, none graver than the consequences of a warming world.
 
The latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change confirmed that climate change is running faster than we are – and we are running out of time.
 
We are experiencing record-breaking temperatures around the world.
 

19 October 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark

Secretary-General's video message to the Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals (PG4) Summit for Heads of State and Government, 19-20 October

It is a pleasure to greet this timely Summit. 
 
I welcome your focus on innovative partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals.
 
We have many opportunities to advance common progress.
 
But we also face risks, none graver than the consequences of a warming world.
 
The latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change confirmed that climate change is running faster than we are – and we are running out of time.
 
We are experiencing record-breaking temperatures around the world.
 

02 November 2014, Copenhagen

Opening remarks at press doorstep before start of Copenhagen Energy Security Dialogues with Martin Lidegaard, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Helveg Petersen, Minister for Climate Energy and Building of Denmark

It is always a great pleasure to visit Denmark and discuss all the matters concerning international community’s development and peace and security and human rights.

You said that Denmark is a small country. Denmark may be a small country geographically or in terms of population, but Denmark is a big country with a big and caring heart. You are a big champion of development and human rights and global vision [on issues] like energy and climate change, and gender empowerment.

02 November 2014, Copenhagen

Opening remarks at launch of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Synthesis Report

At a press conference in Copenhagen to launch a report on climate change, Secretary-General Ban calls for action to halt temperature rise before it is too late. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

It is a great honour and pleasure for me to speak a few words at this historic occasion of launching the synthesis report of the Fifth Assessment of the IPCC [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change].

We are doing this at a very historic and crucially important timing for humanity.

Sound science must be at the core of our efforts to meet the challenge of climate change.

For more than a quarter century, the IPCC has been at the forefront of increasing understanding about this issue, climate change.

02 November 2014, Copenhagen

Remarks at Copenhagen Energy Security Dialogues

It is a great pleasure for me to take this opportunity to discuss with you matters of our common concern, matters of our humanity on energy and climate change.

I thank the Government of Denmark and the German Marshall Fund of the United States for bringing us together to discuss important subjects.

Copenhagen is known for its beauty – and its energy.