Germany

Robin  Geiss Director

Robin Geiss

Director

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced on 5 February 2021 the appointment of Robin Geiss of Germany as Director of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR).  He succeeds Renata Dwan of Ireland, to whom the Secretary-General expresses his gratitude for her dedicated service.

Volker  Perthes Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sudan and Head of the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan

Volker Perthes

Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sudan and Head of the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced on 7 January 2021 the appointment of Volker Perthes of Germany as his new Special Representative for Sudan and Head of the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS).

18 December 2020, Berlin, Germany

Secretary-General's remarks to the press following meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel

I thank Chancellor Merkel and the German government and people for your warm welcome. 

I am pleased to be here to mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations with such a strong, reliable and innovative partner.   

And it is good to be here now.   

International cooperation has been tested this year like never before.   

Through decisive action, Chancellor Merkel and Germany helped show the world what global solidarity looks like.  

18 December 2020, Berlin

Remarks to the Bundestag, the German parliament in Berlin

Thank you very much, Mr. President of the Bundestag Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble, for the opportunity to speak here in the German Bundestag today.
Dear Federal President,
Dear Chancellor,
Dear President of the Federal Constitutional Court,
Dear Members of the Bundestag,
Distinguished guests,
Ladies and gentlemen,

18 December 2020, Berlin, Germany

Secretary-General's remarks to the Bundestag

Thank you very much, Mr. President of the Bundestag Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble, for the opportunity to speak here in the German Bundestag today.
Dear Federal President,
Dear Chancellor,
Dear President of the Federal Constitutional Court,
Dear Members of the Bundestag,
Distinguished guests,
Ladies and gentlemen,

17 December 2020, Berling

Opening remarks at a joint press encounter with Foreign Minister Heiko Maas of Germany

Dear members of the press, it is for me an enormous pleasure to be back in Germany. Indeed because of COVID-19, I've had very few missions this year. But I really wanted to come and accept Germany's invitation of the President of the Bundestag to address the Bundestag because these are challenging times, but Germany is a reliable and generous and an exemplary party when we face these challenging times.  
 

17 December 2020, Berlin, Germany

Secretary-General’s remarks at joint press encounter with Foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas 

Dear members of the press, it is for me an enormous pleasure to be back in Germany. Indeed because of COVID-19, I've had very few missions this year. But I really wanted to come and accept Germany's invitation of the President of the Bundestag to address the Bundestag because these are challenging times, but Germany is a reliable and generous and an exemplary party when we face these challenging times.  

 

25 October 2020, Berlin, Germany

Secretary-General's video message for the World Health Summit

Excellencies, colleagues, friends,

The COVID-19 pandemic is the greatest crisis of our age.

Just seven months since it was declared, over 1 million people have died, and tens of millions have been infected.

Cases are still rising, and new spikes and waves are occurring in places that had suppressed the virus for many months.

The indirect impact of the pandemic is wreaking havoc on societies and economies. Travel restrictions and lockdowns have resulted in the loss of 500 million jobs so far and are costing the global economy some $375 billion every month.