United States of America

29 May 2019, United States of America

Urgent Climate Action: A Choice We Can — And Must — Make

“Save Tuvalu; save the world.”
 
This is the rallying cry I heard on my recent visit to Tuvalu, a stop on my Pacific tour to the frontlines of the global climate emergency.

“Save Tuvalu; save the world.”
 
This is the rallying cry I heard on my recent visit to Tuvalu, a stop on my Pacific tour to the frontlines of the global climate emergency.

via Financial Times (London): ft.com

21 May 2020, United States of America

We Need to Take Action to Address the Mental Health Crisis in This Pandemic

The COVID-19 virus is not only attacking our physical health; it is also increasing psychological suffering. Mental health is at the core of our humanity. It enables us to lead rich and fulfilling lives and to participate fully in our communities.

via Time: time.com

28 April 2020, United States of America

A Time to Save the Sick and Rescue the Planet

In an opinion piece for The New York Times, UN Secretary-General António Guterres calls on countries to organize a green economic recovery after the acute phase of the COVID-19 pandemic has passed. In the piece, he offers six climate-related actions to shape the recovery.
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via New York Times: nytimes.com

02 April 2020, United States of America

Recovery from the coronavirus crisis must lead to a better world

Only by coming together will the world be able to face down the Covid-19 pandemic and its shattering consequences. At an emergency virtual meeting last Thursday, G20 leaders took steps in the right direction. But we are still far away from having a coordinated, articulated global response that meets the unprecedented magnitude of what we are facing.

via The Guardian: theguardian.com

27 February 2020, New York City

Secretary-General António Guterres' remarks at the New School: "Women and Power"

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Dear students, dear friends,

It is a great pleasure to be here today. Thank you for honouring me with this degree and through me, the United Nations and our staff around the world.

The New School is a special place. I am an engineer by training and physics has been the biggest intellectual passion of my life. But I reserve my greatest admiration for artists, philosophers, social scientists and those who explain the world and make it more beautiful.

25 January 2020, New York

Remarks at Park East Synagogue Memorial Service in Honour of the Victims of the Holocaust

Rabbi Schneier, Holocaust survivors, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, dear friends,
 
It is a privilege to be here at Park East Synagogue again with you in solidarity and love, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, to remember the six million Jews and many others who were murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators during the Holocaust, and to re-commit to preventing any repetition of those crimes.
 

21 January 2020, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Deputy Secretary-General's remarks to Harvard Business School Event on “Africa rising: understanding business, entrepreneurship and the complexities of a continent” [as prepared for delivery]

Good evening, colleagues, students, ladies and gentlemen,
 
Let me start by thanking Caroline and Hakeem for inviting me to this gathering of such an impressive group of young people from all corners of Africa and the world.
 
Let me also open with an anecdote that I think will get to the heart of what we are talking about today.
 
Not long ago, a few colleagues and I were walking through the United Nations, and we saw a meeting sign outside one of the big 400-seat conference rooms: “Blockchain and global financing”.
 

Lizbeth Anne Cullity Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General

Lizbeth Anne Cullity

Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced on 8 January 2020 the appointment of Lizbeth Cullity of the United States as Deputy Special Representative and Deputy Head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).

Ms. Cullity succeeds Kenneth Gluck, also of the United States, who completed his assignment in December 2019. The Secretary-General is grateful for his dedicated service in the Central African Republic during a crucial period in the political process.

Lise  Grande Resident Coordinator, Yemen
Daryl  Mundis Registrar, Special Tribunal for Lebanon