António Guterres

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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
English translation unavailable for أنطونيو غوتيريش.

 

10:00 a.m. Meeting with Sustainable Development Goals Advocates
   
  All other appointments are internal
   
   

 

17 September 2020, Istanbul, Turkey

Secretary-General's Video Remarks to the Istanbul Mediation Conference: "Peace Mediation in the New Normal"

Greetings to all those taking part in the Istanbul Mediation Conference.  I am grateful to Turkey for hosting.
 
This year’s virtual gathering occurs in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Meanwhile, we are also facing a pandemic of polarization and division.
 
Our world needs to come together and focus on our common enemy:  the virus.
 
That is why I appealed for a global ceasefire and urged all to help us intensify support for political processes and peace. 
 
Of course we have to do things differently in this new normal.

18 September 2020, New York

Secretary-General's message for the First International Equal Pay Day [scroll down for French version]

Around the world, despite decades of activism, and dozens of laws on equal pay, women still earn less than 80 cents for every dollar men do. For women with children, women of colour, women refugees and migrants, and women with disabilities, that figure is even lower. 

If you had told me this forty years ago, I would have been shocked. But according to the World Economic Forum, it will take 257 years to close this gap.

18 September 2020, New York

Secretary-General's opening remarks at Sustainable Development Goals Moment [as delivered]

I am pleased to welcome you to this SDG Moment – the first in this crucial Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
 
Our aim is to show that transformation is possible and is happening right now – in so many places, with so many innovations – and with the engagement of so many people.
 
This annual SDG Moment is our opportunity to demonstrate that, as one united family of nations, we have what it takes to eradicate poverty and hunger, tackle climate change, deliver gender equality and achieve all 17 global goals.
 

17 September 2020, Austria

Secretary-General's video remarks to Austrian World Summit

Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen,
 
I thank the Austrian government and Mr. Schwarzenegger for convening the Austrian World Summit.
 
Last year, I stood before you in Vienna.
 
Since then, much has changed.
 
But some things have not.
 
Economies have been thrown into reverse by the pandemic. 
 
But climate disruption has not.
 

 

17 September 2020, New York

Note to Correspondents – in response to questions on a recent letter from the Committee to Protect Journalists

I have been asked about the Secretary-General’s response to a recent letter from the Committee to Protect Journalists concerning recent restrictions on the press as well as the death of journalists while in detention.