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.

 

24 September 2020, Security Council

Briefing to the Security Council on Global Governance Post-COVID-19

[All-English below; followed by bilingual as delivered version and all-French

Thank you for this opportunity to address the subject of global governance as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A microscopic virus is now the number one threat in our world.

The COVID-19 pandemic is a full-blown crisis in itself, unfolding against a backdrop of high geopolitical tensions and other global threats in unpredictable and dangerous ways.

The pandemic is a clear test of international cooperation – a test we have essentially failed.

24 September 2020, UN Headquarters

Remarks to High-level Roundtable on Climate Ambition

The world has a high fever and is burning up.
 
Climate disruption is daily news – from devastating wildfires to record floods.
 
The damage to people and the environment is immense and growing.
 
The recent United in Science report from the World Meteorological Organization is unequivocal.
 
The past decade was the hottest on record.
 
And concentrations of greenhouse gases have continued to rise.
 

24 September 2020, New York

Secretary-General's remarks to High-level Roundtable on Climate Ambition [as delivered]

The world has a high fever and is burning up.
 
Climate disruption is daily news – from devastating wildfires to record floods.
 
The damage to people and the environment is immense and growing.
 
The recent United in Science report from the World Meteorological Organization is unequivocal.
 
The past decade was the hottest on record.
 
And concentrations of greenhouse gases have continued to rise.
 

31 August 2020, UN Headquarters

Remarks at Town Hall with Young Women from Civil Society Organizations

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening. 

01 September 2020, UN Headquarters

Remarks to Virtual High-Level Meeting on Generation Unlimited: “Connecting Half the World to Opportunities"

Excellencies, distinguished guests, friends, and most especially the young people joining us online:

Good morning, good afternoon, good evening.  
 
It is a pleasure to join this important discussion on how we can build, strengthen and utilise digital connectivity and learning platforms to create opportunities for the largest generation of young people in history. 
 
Our world is in trouble.  

02 September 2020, UN Headquarters

Remarks at Aqaba Process Virtual Meeting on COVID-19 Response

I want to begin by thanking His Majesty King Abdullah II, a committed messenger for peace, for convening this important meeting. 
 
The Aqaba Process has been instrumental in enhancing global cooperation in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism. 
 
And as you have outlined today, it can play a key role in promoting unity and aligning thinking on how to tackle COVID-19 and building a better future for all. 
 
The pandemic is more than a global health crisis - it is a game-changer for international peace and security.