Switzerland

22 March 2019, Geneva

Note to Correspondents: Transcript of the press stakeout by Mr. Horst Köhler, Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Western Sahara on the Second roundtable on Western Sahara

Ladies, Gentlemen, 
 
I am happy to report to you that we have just finished the second roundtable meeting on Western Sahara.
 
I would like to commend all delegations for displaying their commitment and engagement in reconvening on this occasion. I would also like to thank the Swiss government for their generous support in the organization of this roundtable. 
 

08 March 2019, Geneva

Note to Correspondents: Statement on behalf of the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Geir O. Pedersen

Today, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, the UN Special Envoy for Syria, Geir O. Pedersen, met with the Women’s Advisory Board (WAB) in Geneva. The Women’s Advisory Board, comprised of diverse women from civil society, is an independent source of expertise and advice for the Special Envoy including on bringing a gender perspective to bear on all topics under discussion.
 

07 March 2019, Geneva

Deputy Secretary-General's remarks to the 40th Session of the Human Rights Council [as delivered]

Mr. President,
Members of the Human Rights Council,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
 
I thank you for your invitation and this timely opportunity for an exchange of views.
 
The Secretary-General addressed this Council just days ago.  Let me begin by reiterating his profound gratitude for this Council’s essential work. 
 

26 February 2019, Geneva, Switzerland

Transcript of Secretary-General's remarks at a press stakeout on his being awarded the 2019 Charlemagne Prize by the city of Aachen, Germany

Your Excellencies,

When I was a Portuguese and European politician I always felt that, both for Europe and for the world, it was very important to have a strong and united Europe. But I never felt it so clearly than now as Secretary-General of the United Nations. When I look at today’s world I feel how important it would be to have a strong and united Europe.

26 February 2019, Geneva

Opening remarks at the press stakeout for the High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

Ladies and gentlemen of the press,

Thank you very much for your presence.

26 February 2019, Geneva

Remarks to the Pledging Conference for Yemen

Secretary-General António Guterres (centre) briefs journalists at the High-Level Pledging Event for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen with Vice-President Simona Sommaruga of Switzerland, Foreign Minister Margot Wallström of Sweden and OCHA's Mark Lowcock. UN Photo/Jean Marc Ferré

Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,

I am honoured and pleased to chair this conference and to welcome all of you today to Geneva. And if you don’t mind I will give the floor to myself for an opening statement.

Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen,

I am indeed pleased to be here with you today to demonstrate our common commitment to the suffering people of Yemen.

And I want to thank the Governments of Sweden and Switzerland for co-hosting this conference for the third year running, and for your continued solidarity and support.

26 February 2019, Geneva, Switzerland

Near verbatim transcript of the Secretary-General's press encounter at the High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

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Ladies and gentlemen of the press,

Thank you very much for your presence.

26 February 2019, Geneva

Secretary-General's remarks to the Pledging Conference for Yemen [as delivered]  

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Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,

I am honoured and pleased to chair this conference and to welcome all of you today to Geneva. And if you don’t mind I will give the floor to myself for an opening statement.

Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen,

25 February 2019, Geneva, Switzerland

Secretary-General's remarks on the Occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents [bilingual, as delivered] [scroll down for all-English version]

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Your excellencies,
Ladies and gentlemen,
Dear journalists,

It is an honour and pleasure to be back here with you today to mark the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents, ACANU. I congratulate you on reaching this milestone as an organization, and I wish you all the best for your future success.