25 November 2019, Lisbon, Portugal

Secretary-General's message to the Lisbon Forum

[Delivered by Mr. Miguel Ángel Moratinos, the High Representative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations]

It is a pleasure to greet this important meeting of the Lisbon Forum of the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe.  I am proud to have been a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and, as Secretary-General, I treasure the Council’s partnership with the United Nations. 

19 September 2019, Lisbon, Portugal

Secretary-General's video message to opening of the 27th Annual Conference of the European Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils (EEAC)

I am pleased to greet your conference on “Partnerships for Sustainable Development”.
From the climate emergency to biodiversity loss to poverty, hunger and inequality, the world’s most pressing challenges can only be addressed if we work together.  
To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, we need communities, civil society, academia, the private sector and the international community to collaborate and contribute to their fullest potential.

04 July 2019, Cascais, Portugal

Secretary-General's video message for the Euro-African Forum, 4-5 July

It is a pleasure to greet this Euro-African Forum, focused on the power of diasporas to connect people and advance prosperity. 
The United Nations continues to deepen partnerships with Africa. 
We are working together to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Africa’s Agenda 2063, to combat climate change and to promote peace and development.

23 June 2019, Lisbon

Closing remarks at the World Conference for Ministers Responsible for Youth and the Youth Forum “Lisboa+21”

[Bilingual, as delivered, scroll down for English]

23 June 2019, Lisbon, Portugal

Secretary-General's closing remarks at the World Conference for Ministers Responsible for Youth and the Youth Forum “Lisboa+21” [bilingual, as delivered, scroll down for English]

Caras amigas e caros amigos,
Todo o protocolo observado,
É de facto verdade, como viram no filme, que há vinte e um anos, em 1998, aqui em Lisboa, tive oportunidade de me dirigir à primeira Conferência Mundial de Ministros responsáveis pela Juventude. E confesso-vos que não sei o que é mais difícil, ser primeiro-ministro de Portugal ou secretário-geral das Nações Unidas.

11 June 2019, Lisbon, Portugal

Deputy Secretary-General’s Lecture at the Global Center for Pluralism [as prepared for delivery]

Your Highness the Aga Khan,  
Ladies and gentlemen, 

05 November 2018, Lisbon

Remarks at "Web Summit"

Good evening everybody. What a wonderful crowd!
You can’t imagine how excited I am as an engineer to be able to address this wonderful crowd on cutting edge technologies.
As Secretary-General of the United Nations, my concern is to make sure the UN is able to support cutting edge technologies to maximize their positive impacts on people and on the planet and at the same time to limit the risks of their misuse.
The most fascinating thing about cutting edge technologies is the speed – they move at warp speed.

05 November 2018, Lisbon, Portugal

Secretary-General's remarks at "Web Summit" [as delivered]

[Watch the video on webtv.un.org]