António Guterres

21 October 2020, New York

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General - on Nigeria

The Secretary-General is following recent developments in Nigeria and calls for an end to reported police brutality and abuses. He condemns the violent escalation on 20 October in Lagos which resulted in multiple deaths and caused many injuries. He expresses his condolences to the bereaved families and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. He calls on the Nigerian authorities to investigate these incidents and hold the perpetrators accountable.
  

20 October 2020, New York

Note to Correspondents: Joint Communiqué: United Nations-African Union Joint Task Force on Peace and Security Holds its Nineteenth Consultative Meeting on 16 October 2020

The United Nations-African Union Joint Task Force on Peace and Security held its nineteenth consultative meeting via virtual platform on 16 October 2020. 
 

 

8:00 a.m. ASEAN-UN Ministerial Meeting [Secretary-General will make remarks]
10:50 a.m. Virtual Microsoft CEO Connections Digital Series
12:30 p.m. Mr. Rafael Mariano Grossi, Director-General, International Atomic Energy Agency
   
  All other appointments are internal

 

20 October 2020, Security Council

Remarks at the Security Council Meeting on the "Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Comprehensive Review of the Situation in the Persian Gulf Region"

Let me begin by thanking Minister Sergey Lavrov and the Russian Federation for this initiative.  

Given the complex and multifaceted challenges in the Persian Gulf region, it is important to reflect more deeply on how the international community — particularly the Security Council —can work in unison to promote peace and security in this vital part of the world. 

I remain extremely concerned about the situation in Yemen, a local conflict that has become regionalized over time. 

20 October 2020, New York

Secretary-General's remarks at the Security Council Meeting on the "Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Comprehensive Review of the Situation in the Persian Gulf Region" [as delivered]

Let me begin by thanking Minister Sergey Lavrov and the Russian Federation for this initiative.  

Given the complex and multifaceted challenges in the Persian Gulf region, it is important to reflect more deeply on how the international community — particularly the Security Council —can work in unison to promote peace and security in this vital part of the world. 

I remain extremely concerned about the situation in Yemen, a local conflict that has become regionalized over time. 

 

10:00 a.m. Security Council meeting on: Peace and Security: Comprehensive Review of the Situation in the Persian Gulf Region [Secretary-General will make remarks]
1:40 a.m. Ms. Josette Sheeran, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Haiti
   
  All other appointments are internal
   

 

20 October 2020, New York

Secretary-General's video message for Humanitarian Ministerial Roundtable on Central Sahel

[Watch the video on webtv.un.org]

The central Sahel region is at a breaking point.  

Humanitarian needs in the border region between Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger have reached record levels.

The security situation has deteriorated sharply, harshly affecting people’s daily lives.

Violence is rising, and women and girls are especially vulnerable. 

20 October 2020, New York

Secretary-General's message on World Statistics Day [scroll down for French version]

[Watch the video on webtv.un.org]

I wish everyone around the world a data-rich World Statistics Day! 

19 October 2020, New York

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General - on the general elections in Bolivia [scroll down for Spanish]

The Secretary-General congratulates the Bolivian people on the holding of highly participative and peaceful general elections on 18 October.  
He encourages all political and social leaders to work together with the same commitment to democracy, respect for human rights and national reconciliation in addressing current political, economic, social and health challenges.

New York, 19 October 2020
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