Italy

29 October 2021, Rome

Opening remarks to the media at the G20 (Rome)

Ladies and gentlemen of the media, Buongiorno. 
 
We are at a pivotal moment for our planet.   
 
On the eve of COP26 in Glasgow, all roads to success go through Rome. 
 
But let’s be clear — there is a serious risk that Glasgow will not deliver. 
 
Several recent climate announcements might leave the impression of a rosier picture.  
 
Unfortunately, this is an illusion.   
 

29 October 2021, Rome

Secretary-General's remarks to the media at the G20

Ladies and gentlemen of the media, Buongiorno. 
 
We are at a pivotal moment for our planet.   
 
On the eve of COP26 in Glasgow, all roads to success go through Rome. 
 
But let’s be clear — there is a serious risk that Glasgow will not deliver. 
 
Several recent climate announcements might leave the impression of a rosier picture.  
 
Unfortunately, this is an illusion.   
 

20 October 2021, Rome, Italy

Secretary-General's video message to the Finance in Common Summit

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12 October 2021, Rome

Deputy Secretary-General's video message to 49th Plenary Session of the Committee on World Food Security: “The UN Food Systems Summit and its implications for CFS”

Excellencies, distinguished delegates.

Last month, the UN Secretary-General’s Food Systems Summit brought together tens of thousands of people with a shared ambition: to drive urgent action to accelerate our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and achieve the 17 SDGs.

And to do so through the power of transformed food systems.

Leaders from 165 governments and a wide range of partners agreed that business as usual is no longer an option.

And governments made bold commitments to transform their food systems.

04 October 2021, Brindisi, Italy

Deputy Secretary-General's Video Message to Directors and Chiefs of Mission Support Conference – Peace Keeping Operations, Special Political Missions and Small offices, 4-8 October

Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to open the 2021 Chief and Directors of Missions Support Conference.

United Nations peace operations are one of the most effective tools we have to maintain international peace and security, and to create the conditions for sustainable development.

Providing the right operational support for our field missions is essential for the people we serve, and to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

I thank you all for your work, particularly during the past difficult 18 months.

Staffan   de Mistura Personal Envoy

Staffan de Mistura

Personal Envoy

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced on 6 October 2021 the appointment of Staffan de Mistura of Italy as his Personal Envoy for Western Sahara.  

He succeeds Horst Köhler of Germany, who completed his assignment on 22 May 2019 and to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his steadfast and intensive efforts which laid the foundation for a new momentum in the political process on Western Sahara. 

04 October 2021, Milan, Italy

Secretary-General's video message to the T20 Summit

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