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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
David  Tolbert Registrar, Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL)

David Tolbert

Registrar, Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL)

The United Nations Secretary-General, Antὸnio Guterres, appointed Mr David Tolbert to the post of Registrar of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL).

Mr Tolbert is a highly accomplished international human rights lawyer and former war crimes prosecutor with a record of leadership and innovation, as senior manager in international organizations and NGOs. From 2010 to 2018, he served as President of the International Center for Transitional Justice and, from 2009 to 2010, as the STL’s Registrar.

Jafar  Javan Director

Jafar Javan

Director

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, following consultations with the Chief Executives Board, today announced the appointment of Jafar Javan of the United States as Director of the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC).

He will replace Carlos Lopes, who has been appointed Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa.  The Secretary-General is grateful to Mr. Lopes for his able leadership in implementing UNSSC’s mandate as the primary provider of inter-agency training and learning for staff of the United Nations system.

Antonia Marie De Meo Director

Antonia Marie De Meo

Director

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced on 30 March 2020 the appointment of Antonia Marie De Meo of the United States as Director of the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI).

The Secretary-General wishes to extend his appreciation and gratitude to Bettina Tucci Bartsiotas who will continue to serve as Acting Director until Ms. De Meo assumes this position.

William David Gressly Resident Coordinator for Yemen

William David Gressly

Resident Coordinator for Yemen

Barrie Lynne Freeman Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General

Barrie Lynne Freeman

Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General

Secretary-General appoints Barrie Lynne Freeman of the United States as Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo 

The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced on 22 December 2020 the appointment of Barrie Lynne Freeman of the United States as his Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK).  She succeeds Christopher Coleman of the United States to whom the Secretary-General expresses his gratitude for his dedicated service with UNMIK. 

02 December 2020, New York

Secretary-General's address at Columbia University: "The State of the Planet" 

Secretary-General António Guterres discusses the State of the Planet at Columbia University in New York City. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

President Bollinger,
Dear friends,

I thank Columbia University for hosting this gathering — and I welcome those joining online around the world.

We meet in this unusual way as we enter the last month of this most unusual year.

We are facing a devastating pandemic, new heights of global heating, new lows of ecological degradation and new setbacks in our work towards global goals for more equitable, inclusive and sustainable development.

To put it simply, the state of the planet is broken.

Dear friends,

Humanity is waging war on nature.

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