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26 June 2022, Lisbon, Portugal

Secretary-General's press encounter while attending Ocean Conference

This afternoon, in Lisbon, the Secretary-General held a brief stakeout; this is how he responded to a question on Ukraine and the UN efforts regarding the world food insecurity situation:
 

27 June 2022, Lisbon

Secretary-General's opening remarks at joint press conference with President Marcelo Rebelo De Sousa of Portugal and President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya at United Nations Ocean Conference

Dear representatives of the media, welcome.

I am pleased to be in Lisbon to help launch the United Nations Ocean Conference, generously hosted by Kenya and Portugal.

And I feel that very personally today. 

Standing here, my mind goes back to the 1998 World Expo with a focus on the ocean that Portugal hosted while I was Prime Minister.  And the present Prime Minister was the Minister in charge of organizing the Expo.

Almost a quarter century later, this conference comes at a critical moment.

27 June 2022, Lisbon

Secretary-General's opening remarks to United Nations Ocean Conference

Excellencies,
Distinguished delegates,
Dear Friends,

All protocol observed.

Allow me, in my own city and my own country to say a few introductory words in my own language.

27 June 2022, Lisbon, Portugal

The Secretary-General's remarks at Joint Press Conference with President Marcelo Rebelo De Sousa of Portugal and President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya at United Nations Ocean Conference

Dear representatives of the media, welcome.

I am pleased to be in Lisbon to help launch the United Nations Ocean Conference, generously hosted by Kenya and Portugal.

And I feel that very personally today. 

Standing here, my mind goes back to the 1998 World Expo with a focus on the ocean that Portugal hosted while I was Prime Minister.  And the present Prime Minister was the Minister in charge of organizing the Expo.

Almost a quarter century later, this conference comes at a critical moment.

26 June 2022, Lisbon

Secretary-General's remarks at United Nations Ocean Conference Youth and Innovation Forum [as delivered]

Dear President, dear Minister, dear friends,

Let me start by just following on the words of the Portuguese President and to apologize, on behalf of my generation, to your generation, in relation to the state of the oceans, the state of biodiversity and the state of climate change.

In my generation, those that were politically responsible -that is my case-, we were slow, or sometimes unwilling to recognize that things were getting worse and worse in these three dimensions: ocean, climate and biodiversity.

28 February 2022, Coimbra

MENSAGEM VIDEO POR OCASIÃO DA ENTREGA DO PRÉMIO DA UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA

Magnífico Reitor,
Caros amigos,
 
É, para mim, uma enorme honra receber o Prémio Universidade de Coimbra, quase seis anos depois de ter tido o privilégio de receber o grau de Doutor Honoris Causa.

Ao contrário do que sucedeu há seis anos, em que estive presente na imponente Sala dos Capelos, hoje não posso, infelizmente, comparecer fisicamente na cerimónia de atribuição do Prémio.

01 November 2021, Lisbon, Portugal

Secretary-General's video message to the Web Summit, 1-4 November 2021

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