Germany

28 March 2022, Berlin, Germany

Deputy Secretary-General's video message to the Global Solutions Summit 2022

Ladies and gentlemen,

I am pleased to join you today on behalf of the Secretary-General.

At the halfway mark of the 2030 Agenda’s implementation, a dangerous and growing divergence now threatens development prospects.

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated inequalities among and within countries, in part due to vaccine and fiscal inequities that are not only leaving—but pushing—developing countries behind.

At the same time, more frequent and intense climate-related shocks pose a growing threat to the development prospects of vulnerable countries.

Daniela  Kroslak Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General

Daniela Kroslak

Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced on 7 January 2022 the appointment of Daniela Kroslak of Germany as his new Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). 

Ms. Kroslak succeeds Joanne Adamson of the United Kingdom, who recently completed her assignment, and to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for her important contribution to the work of MINUSMA.  

18 February 2022, Munich

Remarks to the Munich Security Conference Opening Segment

Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,

It is a pleasure to be back in Munich for the first time in three years.

Unfortunately, the world has grown even more complex and dangerous during that time.

I see five major reasons.

First, geopolitical divides have continued to grow and deepen.

These divides often paralyse the Security Council and create an environment of impunity in which state and non-state actors believe they can do whatever they want.

18 February 2022, Munich

Secretary General's remarks to the Munich Security Conference Opening Segment [as delivered]

Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,

It is a pleasure to be back in Munich for the first time in three years.

Unfortunately, the world has grown even more complex and dangerous during that time.

I see five major reasons.

First, geopolitical divides have continued to grow and deepen.

These divides often paralyse the Security Council and create an environment of impunity in which state and non-state actors believe they can do whatever they want.

03 November 2021, Hanover, Germany

Deputy Secretary-General's video message to the 75th Anniversary of the State of Lower Saxony, Germany

Your Excellency, Prime Minister Weil, Ladies and gentlemen, 

It is a pleasure to send you my warmest greetings on the 75th anniversary of the State of Lower Saxony.

Lower Saxony is one of the most innovative regions in the world, especially in environmental and sustainable energy technologies.

The world benefits from your innovations, as we work together to tackle global challenges: from COVID-19, worsening climate change and dramatic biodiversity loss, to growing hunger, persistent poverty and deepening inequalities.

Christian  Dieter Helmut Ritscher Special Adviser and Head

Christian Dieter Helmut Ritscher

Special Adviser and Head

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced on 7 September 2021 the appointment of Christian Ritscher of the Federal Republic of Germany as the Special Adviser and Head of the United Nations Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh/ISIL (UNITAD), which was established pursuant to Security Council resolution 2379 (2017), to support domestic efforts to hold ISIL (Da’esh) accountable by collecting, preserving, and storing evidence in Iraq of acts that may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide committed by the terrorist gro