António Guterres

English translation unavailable for António Guterres.

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
English translation unavailable for أنطونيو غوتيريش.
English translation unavailable for SG Guterres.

03 December 2020, New York

Secretary-General's message on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities [scroll down for French version]

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected communities and societies at their very core, deepening pre-existing inequalities.

Even under normal circumstances, the one billion persons living with disabilities worldwide are less likely to enjoy access to education, healthcare and livelihoods or to participate and be included in the community.

They are more likely to live in poverty and experience higher rates of violence, neglect and abuse

And when crises such as COVID-19 grip communities, persons with disabilities are among the worst affected.

 

02 December 2020, New York

Secretary-General's video remarks at the International Conference in Support of the Lebanese People

Watch the video here:  

Making peace with nature is the defining task of the 21st century. It must be the top, top priority for everyone, everywhere — ANTÓNIO GUTERRES
 

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.

01 December 2020, General Assembly

Remarks at General Assembly Solemn Meeting in Commemoration of All Victims of the Second World War

This year, we marked the 75th anniversary of the United Nations with tributes to the Organization’s achievements and calls to strengthen multilateralism to meet longstanding and new challenges.  
But our observance of this milestone would not be complete without recognition of the losses of the Second World War, which led to the formation of the United Nations itself.  

The millions who fell on the battlefield; 

The millions murdered by the Nazis in the Holocaust;