04 December 2018, Katowice

Remarks at the E-Mobility event at COP24

Minister Kurtyka,
Minister Morawiecki,
Distinguished Guests, ladies and gentlemen,
It is a pleasure to address you at this exciting event.     
I want to thank the Government of Poland and in-coming COP president Mr. Kurtyka and the United Kingdom for launching this initiative.
This event is exciting because it is a key step towards the sustainability transition that we all know is needed.

04 December 2018, Katowice

Remarks on the 2019 Climate Summit

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,
We all know the massive scale of the climate challenge we face.
And we all know we are not on track.
I am pleased to be with you today to talk about the Climate Summit I will host next September in New York to help put us on track.
The Summit will focus on delivering three key outcomes: raising real ambition; transformative action in the real economy; and an unprecedented citizen and youth mobilization.
First, ambition.
Countries need notably to fulfil their pledges.

03 December 2018, Katowice

Remarks at the opening of the COP 24

Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the High-Level session of the Climate Change Conference, COP24, in Katowice, Poland. UNFCCC Secretariat

Distinguished delegates,
Ladies and gentlemen,
Welcome to COP 24. 
I thank President Duda, Minister Kowalczyk and COP President Designate Mijal Kurtyka for their warm welcome. 
We are in trouble. We are in deep trouble with climate change.
Climate change is running faster than we are and we must catch up sooner rather than later before it is too late.

11 November 2018, Paris

Address to the Paris Peace Forum

Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the first Paris Peace Forum which commemorated 100 years since the end of the First World War. UNESCO/Luis Abad

[Delivered in French, scroll down for English version]

05 November 2018, Lisbon

Remarks at "Web Summit"

Good evening everybody. What a wonderful crowd!
You can’t imagine how excited I am as an engineer to be able to address this wonderful crowd on cutting edge technologies.
As Secretary-General of the United Nations, my concern is to make sure the UN is able to support cutting edge technologies to maximize their positive impacts on people and on the planet and at the same time to limit the risks of their misuse.
The most fascinating thing about cutting edge technologies is the speed – they move at warp speed.

21 June 2018, Moscow

Opening remarks at joint press conference with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov of Russia

Ladies and gentlemen of the press, thank you very much for your presence. I want, first of all, to express my deep gratitude for the excellent hospitality that once again the Russian Federation, President Putin, Minister Lavrov, have granted to me during this stay.

19 June 2018, Oslo

Opening remarks at press encounter with Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway

Thank you very much Prime Minister.

It’s always a pleasure to come to Norway. Norway is a strong pillar of multilateralism and a strong defender of the rules-based international order.

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,
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.