Russian Federation

25 November 2019, Moscow, Russian Federation

Secretary-General's video message to Sustainable Development Forum "Common Future"

I am pleased to address this forum, and I welcome the Russian Federation’s commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its recent ratification of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
 
The Sustainable Development Goals are our blueprint for building prosperous, peaceful and inclusive societies on a healthy planet.
 
But despite considerable advances, we are off track.
 
That is why I have called for a Decade of Action.
 
We need to step up urgency and ambition.
 

Tatiana  Valovaya Director-General of the United Nations at Geneva

Tatiana Valovaya

Director-General of the United Nations at Geneva

Secretary-General appoints Tatiana Valovaya of Russian Federation as Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva
 
 
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced on 30 May 2019 the appointment of Tatiana Valovaya of the Russian Federation as Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.  She will succeed Michael Møller of Denmark, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his commitment and dedicated service to the Organization.
 

07 June 2019, St. Petersburg

Remarks to press following meeting with Russian President, Vladimir Putin

First of all, thank you very much for your kind invitation. It was for me an enormous pleasure to come again to the St. Petersburg Forum.
 
It is for me a very important opportunity to address the distinguished international audience, governments, business, societies in general on issues that are vital for the United Nations and in particular, in this Forum’s context, the Sustainable Development Goals and the possibility of a fair globalization.
 

07 June 2019, St. Petersburg

Remarks to the Plenary Session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

President Putin, Heads of State and Government,
Ladies and Gentlemen, all protocol observed,
 
I am very pleased to be making my second visit to this prestigious forum as Secretary-General of the United Nations.  And I thank President Putin and the people of the Russian Federation for hosting this dynamic gathering.
 
St. Petersburg was home to many of the seminal events that marked the 20th century.
 

07 June 2019, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

Secretary-General’s remarks to press following his meeting with Russian President, Vladimir Putin

SG: First of all, thank you very much for your kind invitation. It was for me an enormous pleasure to come again to the St. Petersburg Forum.
 
It is for me a very important opportunity to address the distinguished international audience, governments, business, societies in general on issues that are vital for the United Nations and in particular, in this Forum’s context, the Sustainable Development Goals and the possibility of a fair globalization.
 

07 June 2019, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

Secretary-General's remarks to the Plenary Session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum [as delivered]

President Putin, Heads of State and Government, Ladies and Gentlemen, all protocol observed,
 
I am very pleased to be making my second visit to this prestigious forum as Secretary-General of the United Nations.  And I thank President Putin and the people of the Russian Federation for hosting this dynamic gathering.
 
St. Petersburg was home to many of the seminal events that marked the 20th century.
 

06 June 2019, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

Secretary-General's remarks at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF-2019)

SG: First of all, I would like to say that today is Pushkin’s day, and I’d like to pay tribute to the Russian language that I do not speak. I apologize for not being able to speak in Russian, but I pay tribute to that wonderful language and to Pushkin’s fantastic contribution to world culture.

24 April 2019, Moscow, Russian Federation

Secretary-General's message to the Eighth Moscow Conference on International Security

[Delivered by Mr. Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations]

I am pleased to greet this Eighth Moscow Conference on International Security.  I thank the Government of the Russian Federation for hosting this gathering.
 
Conflict dynamics have changed in recent years. We have seen the further proliferation of threats, including more complex conflicts with multiple adversaries, the widening activities of transnational organized criminals, the geographical expansion of attacks by  violent extremists and terrorist groups, and an erosion of the global arms control regime.
 

05 September 2018, Moscow, Russia

Secretary-General's Message to 2018 United Nations International Media Seminar on Peace in the Middle East [Delivered by Under-Secretary-General Alison Smale]

[Delivered by Under-Secreatary-General Alison Smale]

I send my warm greetings to everyone at the 2018 United Nations International Media Seminar on Peace in the Middle East. My thanks go to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation for hosting this event, and to the United Nations Association of Russia and the Russian Peace Foundation for their generous support.
 
This is an important platform to discuss media-related topics connected to the difficult and challenging situation in the Middle East.  It is encouraging that it remains strong, 27 years after its inception.