Europe

19 June 2018, Oslo

Opening remarks at press encounter with Foreign Minister Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide of Norway and Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire of Somalia on the margins of the Oslo Forum

Ladies and gentlemen of the press, it’s a pleasure to be with all of you today. Indeed, we live in a dangerous world where we see a multiplication of new conflicts, old conflicts that seem never to die, and conflicts becoming more and more interlinked and more linked to what is now a new threat of global terrorism. There was always terrorism in the world, but this form of global terrorism is indeed new, and terrorism can strike anywhere at any time.
 

24 May 2018, Geneva

Remarks at the University of Geneva on the launch of the Disarmament Agenda

Secretary-General António Guterres speaks at the University of Geneva, launching his Agenda for Disarmament. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Chers étudiants,
Monsieur le Recteur et chers membres de l’Académie,
Monsieur le Président du Conseil d’État,
Excellences,
Mesdames et Messieurs,

Je vous remercie infiniment de votre accueil chaleureux et des mots tellement sympathiques que je viens d’entendre. C’est pour moi un énorme plaisir d’être de retour ici, à Genève. 

And indeed, it is a pleasure to be here with you today, to focus on a subject of great global anxiety: the threat posed by weapons of all kinds. 

16 May 2018, Brussels

Opening remarks at joint press conference with European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker

Secretary-General António Guterres (left) and Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, address reporters at a press briefing in Brussels. Photo: European Commission

It is for me an enormous pleasure to be back in Brussels and to have this very important meeting with the President of the Commission and with the Commission.

14 May 2018, Vienna

Remarks at press encounter with Sebastian Kurz, Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria

Prime Minister, Ladies and Gentlemen from the media, it’s a great pleasure to be back in Vienna, this time as the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
 
Tomorrow will be a very important day in which Austria will be celebrating the day in which it regained its full independence and sovereignty.
 

14 May 2018, Vienna

Remarks at press encounter with Karin Kneissl, Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria

Thank you very much. It is the third time that I have the pleasure to address the media, so obviously I want essentially to express again my very deep appreciation for the Austrian hospitality and for the fantastic cooperation that Austria provides to all our agencies here in Vienna.
 
At the same time, I have been receiving information about the situation in Gaza, where, according to the last information I have, there is already a number of people killed -- about 30 to 40 -- and probably more than 1,500 injured.
 

14 May 2018, Vienna

Remarks to the 27th session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

It is a great pleasure to be here in Vienna for the first time as Secretary-General.  

I thank the United Nations staff based here, the representatives of Member States, civil society and all our partners, for your work on some of the most challenging problems the international community faces today:  transnational crime, human trafficking, corruption, drug policy, cybercrime.  

15 May 2018, Vienna

Remarks at Austrian World Summit

I am very pleased and very honoured to be with all of you today. 

I thank the government of Austria and the R20 for promoting the low-carbon infrastructure we need to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and to implement the Paris Agreement and with enhanced ambition as the targets that were fixed in Paris, we all know, will not be enough. We need to have an increased ambition in that implementation.

This is a matter of the utmost priority. 

21 April 2018, Backåkra

Opening remarks at press encounter at beginning of Security Council in Sweden

I want to express my deep gratitude to the Swedish Government for having organized this event.
 
I believe it is highly symbolic that the Security Council meets in Dag Hammarskjöld’s house. He said, I believe in 1956 or 1957, that more than ever, the world is one world.
 
And when we look at what is happening today, when we see so many divides, old divides coming back, new divides multiplying, conflicts that are causing enormous suffering all over the world, Syria the most tragic example of them all: it is the moment to remember those words of Dag Hammarskjöld.

23 April 2018, Stockholm

Opening remarks at the press conference by the Secretary-General with the Prime Minister of Sweden

Thank you very much Prime Minister.  

I want to express my deep gratitude to the Swedish Government for the wonderful hospitality the Security Council enjoyed and for the wonderful hospitality I myself enjoyed in Uppsala and here in Stockholm.