United Kingdom

11 June 2021, London

Opening remarks at virtual press conference at the G7 Summit, UK

Well, thank you very much. Ladies and gentlemen of the media, it’s an enormous pleasure to be with all of you today. I want, first of all, to thank Prime Minister Boris Johnson for his kind invitation. It's for me a pleasure to join several of the sessions, the working sessions, of the G7. 

And there are two issues of enormous interest for me and for the work I do as Secretary-General of United Nations. One is related to vaccination and the way to defeat COVID-19. And the second is climate change and climate action to defeat climate change.  

12 June 2021, Carbis Bay

Statement by the Secretary-General on the death of William Swing, former Director General of the International Organization for Migration

I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my dear friend William Swing, the former Director-General of the International Organization for Migration and past leader of the UN Peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
 
A true humanist, Bill Swing dedicated his life to serving the most vulnerable of the vulnerable in our world.
 
I will never forget his dedication and compassion as we worked together side by side in the face of some of the worst displacement crises.
 

11 June 2021, London, United Kingdom

Secretary-General's virtual Press Conference at the G7 Summit [revised]

Well, thank you very much. Ladies and gentlemen of the media, it’s an enormous pleasure to be with all of you today. I want, first of all, to thank Prime Minister Boris Johnson for his kind invitation. It's for me a pleasure to join several of the sessions, the working sessions, of the G7. 

And there are two issues of enormous interest for me and for the work I do as Secretary-General of United Nations. One is related to vaccination and the way to defeat COVID-19. And the second is climate change and climate action to defeat climate change.  

08 June 2021, London, United Kingdom

Secretary-General's closing remarks to Insurance Development Forum

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29 April 2021, London

Deputy Secretary-General's Video Message to the Closing Session of the Virtual Commonwealth Learning Week

The Rt. Hon Patricia Scotland,

Dr. Nabeel Goheer,

Colleagues and friends,

Thank you for inviting me to address the closing session of the Virtual Commonwealth Learning Week.

I congratulate the Commonwealth Secretary-General and the Secretariat for organizing this rich programme and for your commitment to transformational change.

I thank you for seeking synergies with the work of the United Nations, building on the strategic cooperation and delivery agreement we signed in 2019.

Paul  Ladd Director

Paul Ladd

Director

UNRISD is pleased to convey the announcement, made by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 23 July 2015, of the appointment of Paul Ladd of the United Kingdom as Director of UNRISD. He succeeds Sarah Cook, who stepped down as of 1 June.

Paul Ladd has 20 years of experience in global policy and research on issues such as trade, finance and migration. He is currently Director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Team on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

Christian Francis Saunders Assistant Secretary-General for Supply Chain Management

Christian Francis Saunders

Assistant Secretary-General for Supply Chain Management

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced on 7 November 2019 the designation of Christian Saunders of the United Kingdom as Acting Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).