Germany

26 November 2019, Berlin

Secretary-General's Remarks to the Media during Joint Stakeout with Chancellor Angela Merkel

It is always a pleasure to be here in Germany, a steadfast supporter of the United Nations, a pillar of multilateralism, and currently, a very strong voice on the Security Council.

I am looking forward to my talks with Chancellor Merkel, focusing on some of the situations on the Security Council agenda, and particularly including Syria and Libya.

26 November 2019, Berlin

Remarks to the Internet Governance Forum

Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the 14th UN Internet Governance Forum, taking place this year in Berlin, Germany. UN Photo/Tobias Hofsaess

Dear chancellor Angela Merkel,
Excellencies,
Ladies and gentlemen,
Dear friends,

I am extremely pleased to be with you today.

And I am honoured to be sharing the stage with Chancellor Merkel.

I am also privileged to share with her a unique background: we were both first trained in the sciences, she as a physicist and a chemist, and I as an electrical engineer.

Then we both lost our way and ended up as politicians!

As public servants, we are entrusted with helping to address the most pressing issues of the day.

26 November 2019, Berlin

Secretary-General's remarks to the Internet Governance Forum [as delivered]

[Watch the video on webtv.un.org]

Dear chancellor Angela Merkel, excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, dear friends.

I am extremely pleased to be with you today.

And I am honoured to be sharing the stage with Chancellor Merkel.

25 November 2019, Berlin

UN Secretary-General’s Statement on Cyprus

This evening I met informally with the leader of the Greek Cypriot Community, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, and the leader of the Turkish Cypriot Community, Mr Mustafa Akıncı, to take stock of efforts toward reaching a comprehensive settlement of the Cyprus problem. Our discussions were focused and frank.
 

30 May 2019, Aachen

Address at the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen for the Unity of Europe

Su Majestad, Señoras y Señores, 
En primer lugar, quiero dar las gracias a Su Majestad el Rey Felipe VI de España por su presencia aquí hoy y sus amables palabras; significan mucho para mí.

30 May 2019, Aachen, Germany

The Secretary-General's address at the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen for the Unity of Europe [as delivered, multilingual] [scroll down for all-English version]

Su Majestad, Señoras y Señores, 

En primer lugar, quiero dar las gracias a Su Majestad el Rey Felipe VI de España por su presencia aquí hoy y sus amables palabras; significan mucho para mí.

Ute Maria Klamert Assistant Executive Director (Partnerships and Governance)

Ute Maria Klamert

Assistant Executive Director (Partnerships and Governance)

Secretary-General appoints Ute Klamert of Germany as Assistant Executive Director of the World Food Programme
 
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director-General José Graziano da Silva announced on 19 March 2019 the appointment of Ute Klamert of Germany as Assistant Executive Director, Partnerships and Governance, of the WFP, at the Assistant Secretary-General level.
 

18 February 2019, Berlin, Germany

Secretary-General's video message to High-Level Meeting on Action for Peacekeeping, 18-19 February

Dear colleagues,
 
I am delighted to see our peacekeeping leadership come together to take forward the Action for Peacekeeping initiative.
 
A4P is our core agenda for peacekeeping, endorsed by over 150 countries and organizations.
 
Our surge in diplomacy for peace is producing results.
 
The peace agreements in South Sudan and the Central African Republic are examples of partnership and persistence.  
 
But, of course, we must do far more.