Japan

29 August 2019, Yokohama

Remarks at TICAD VII session on climate change and disaster risk reduction

Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the media at the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), taking place in Yokohama, Japan. UN Japan/Ichiro Mae

Excellencies,
Ladies and gentlemen,
 
I am pleased to be with you today to discuss the critical issue of reducing the risk of disasters flowing from the impacts of climate change.
 
I can think of no more appropriate place to be discussing this subject than here in Japan, where the Sendai Framework was agreed as a global blueprint for reducing risk and building resilience.
 
Little undermines development like disaster.
 
Decades of sustainable development gains can be wiped out overnight.

29 August 2019, Yokohama

Opening press remarks at the TICAD VII in Yokohama, Japan

We have just finished the thematic session on climate change and disaster risk reduction, but before entering into this area, I’d like to express my deep appreciation to the Japanese Government for its commitment to African development, so well shown in TICAD.
 
And TICAD VII is particularly relevant as its priority on people, innovation and technology is perfectly adapted to the challenges that Africa faces today.
 

29 August 2019, Yokohama

Transcript of Secretary-General's press stakeout at TICAD VII

We have just finished the thematic session on climate change and disaster risk reduction, but before entering into this area, I’d like to express my deep appreciation to the Japanese Government for its commitment to African development, so well shown in TICAD.
 
And TICAD VII is particularly relevant as its priority on people, innovation and technology is perfectly adapted to the challenges that Africa faces today.
 

29 August 2019, Yokohama

Secretary-General's remarks at TICAD VII session on climate change and disaster risk reduction

Excellencies,
Ladies and gentlemen,
 
I am pleased to be with you today to discuss the critical issue of reducing the risk of disasters flowing from the impacts of climate change.
 
I can think of no more appropriate place to be discussing this subject than here in Japan, where the Sendai Framework was agreed as a global blueprint for reducing risk and building resilience.
 
Little undermines development like disaster.
 
Decades of sustainable development gains can be wiped out overnight.

28 August 2019, Yokohama

Remarks to Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VII)

Excellencies,
Ladies and gentlemen,
All protocols observed,
 
I am pleased to be with you for this Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development, which coincides with the beginning of the Reiwa era in Japan, an era of beautiful harmony – by the way, a harmony we need badly all over the world.
 
I thank Japan for its commitment to Africa, as exemplified by TICAD.
 

28 August 2019, Yokohama

Secretary-General's remarks to Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VII)

Excellencies,
Ladies and gentlemen,
All protocols observed,
 
I am pleased to be with you for this Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development, which coincides with the beginning of the Reiwa era in Japan, an era of beautiful harmony – by the way, a harmony we need badly all over the world.
 
I thank Japan for its commitment to Africa, as exemplified by TICAD.
 

28 August 2019, Yokohama

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, on the margins of the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development in Yokohama (TICAD).
 
The Secretary-General expressed his deep appreciation for Japan’s cooperation with Africa, especially TICAD, which he said is a very important milestone for Africa to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
 

06 August 2019, Hiroshima, Japan

Secretary-General's message to the Hiroshima Annual Peace Ceremony

[Delivered by Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs]

I am honoured to pay homage to the victims of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima – to those who perished in the initial blast and the many whose lives were devastated by its lingering long-term effects.

29 June 2019, Osaka

Remarks at Climate Change Trilateral Meeting with Foreign Ministers of China and France

I'd like, first of all, to express my enormous appreciation for what has been, indeed a contribution, of China and France on our way towards effective action, and I recall that, last year, it was not obvious that we would be successful in Katowice, and the meeting that we had in Buenos Aires was instrumental to create that success.