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  1. The Week Ahead at the United Nations

    ... from Hurricane Dorian. The Secretary-General will be back in New York on Saturday evening.   In Geneva, on Saturday and Sunday, UN ... the Trade and Development Report 2019: Financing a Global Green New Deal (Embargoed until 25 September at 5:00 p.m. GMT). Speakers will ...

    13 September 2019

  2. Secretary-General remarks to Informal Session of the General Assembly [bilingual, as delivered] [scroll down for all-English version]

    New York Date:  16 January 2019 [Watch the ... reduce emissions and to seize the opportunities of a clean, green energy future.    That is why, I will convene a Climate Summit on ... on the Korean Peninsula has begun. A peace deal was reached in South Sudan. Ethiopia and Eritrea signed a historic ...

    08 August 2019

  3. Deputy Secretary-General's closing remarks at Abu Dhabi Preparatory Meeting for the Climate Action Summit [as prepared for delivery]

    ... the needed ambition:   We need to end investments in new coal plants and move quickly towards renewable energy. We need to ... also thrilled to announce that the UN will offer over 100 ‘Green Tickets’ – these are funded opportunities to participate in the ...

    05 July 2019

  4. Secretary-General's remarks to the press with Pacific Islands Forum Troika and Pacific Island Forum Secretary-General

    ... it is clear that we must bet everywhere in the world on the green economy as that is the economy of the future. One of the ways to do so, ... saying time and time again, by stopping the construction of new coal powered plants from 2020 onwards. It is possible to achieve our ...

    15 May 2019

  5. Secretary-General’s remarks at press encounter with James Shaw, New Zealand Minister for Climate Change

    Auckland, New Zealand Date:  13 May 2019 Today I had the ... of coal power plants from 2020 onwards because we need a green economy not a grey economy in the world. It was very reassuring to ... think this is the way forward for many Pacific countries to deal with the inaction? SG: Any people that feel that their human rights ...

    13 May 2019

  6. Highlight 28 March 2019

    ... Petteri Taalas [Scroll down for Q&A]   New York, 28 March 2019   Good afternoon of the media. Thank you very ... been very strongly insisting for the needs to replenish the Green Climate Fund.   Spokesman:  And, with that, I would like to thank ...

    28 March 2019

  7. Secretary-General’s Remarks at Press Conference at launch of WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2018, with General Assembly President, María Fernanda Espinosa and WMO Secretary-General, Petteri Taalas

    New York Date:  28 March 2019 Good afternoon of ... by the United Nations, which is already very involved, to deal with more urgent issues in the area, to help local government, to help ... been very strongly insisting for the needs to replenish the Green Climate Fund.   Spokesman:  And, with that, I would like to thank ...

    28 March 2019

  8. Keynote address to the closing of the Doha Forum

    ... terrorism and international criminality; and the impacts of new technologies that are difficult to manage in all their dimensions.   ... for public health and for the environment. Green business is becoming truly good business, and technology is on our side. ...

    18 December 2018

  9. Secretary-General's keynote address to the closing of the Doha Forum

    ... terrorism and international criminality; and the impacts of new technologies that are difficult to manage in all their dimensions.   ... economies, for public health and for the environment. Green business is becoming truly good business, and technology is on our side. ...

    16 December 2018

  10. Note to Correspondents: Transcript of Press Stakeout by UN Senior Adviser, Jan Egeland

    ... was a breakthrough for us, the second convoy needs to have green light in the next few days, to be able to have its slot time before the ... weeks, and will that format prevail after the arrival of the new Special Envoy?   JE: The new Special Envoy has told me that he wants ...

    29 November 2018