António Guterres

19 September 2017, New York

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The Secretary-General offered his gratitude for the country’s leadership in promoting reforms in the country and common solutions to regional issues in Central Asia and beyond. The Secretary-General and the President also discussed efforts undertaken toward the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.

19 September 2017, New York

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Horacio Manuel Cartes Jara, President of the Republic of Paraguay [scroll down for Spanish version]

The Secretary-General met today in New York with H.E. Mr. Horacio Manuel Cartes Jara, President of the Republic of Paraguay. 
 
The Secretary-General congratulated Paraguay for its efforts to implement the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.  The Secretary-General and President Cartes discussed regional issues as well as UN reform. 
 
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El Secretario General se reunió hoy en Nueva York con el Excelentísimo Señor Horacio Manuel Cartes Jara, Presidente de la Republica de Paraguay.
 

19 September 2017, UN Headquarters

Remarks at High-Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment

Allow me before I read a few more orthodox remarks a more subversive reflection. I am very happy to participate in a meeting about empowerment, because when we discuss gender equality, in my humble belief, there is essentially a question of power. It’s power at all levels, in a male-dominated world where there is still a male-dominated culture – power in family relations, power in society, power in the economy, power in politics – to a large extent - there is a serious question of power.
 

19 September 2017, UN Headquarters

Remarks on Global Compact for the environment

Excellences,
Mesdames et messieurs,

La concrétisation de toutes nos aspirations à la paix, à la prospérité et au développement durable suppose que nous puissions vivre sur une planète saine et féconde.

Au cours des 60 dernières années, 40 % des guerres civiles ont été liées à la dégradation de l’environnement.

Cette année, 20 millions de personnes frappées par des phénomènes météorologiques viendront s’ajouter aux 65 millions de personnes qui ont dû partir de chez elles à cause de conflits ou de persécutions.

19 September 2017, UN Headquarters

Remarks at Leaders' Dialogue on Climate Change

Thank you for being here today.

19 September 2017, New York

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Serzh Sargsyan, President of the Republic of Armenia

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Serzh Sargsyan, President of the Republic of Armenia. The Secretary-General underlined the UN’s commitment to support Armenia in its efforts to implement the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Secretary-General and the President exchanged views on the recent developments related to the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process and in that regard, the Secretary-General expressed his full support for the important efforts of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group Co-Chairs.
 
 

19 September 2017, New York

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the earthquake in Mexico [scroll down for Spanish version]

The Secretary-General is saddened by the loss of life and damage resulting from the earthquake that took place in Mexico today. He extends his condolences to the Government and people of Mexico and wishes those injured a speedy recovery. Today’s disaster comes just two weeks after the country suffered a strong earthquake, which already resulted in significant loss of life and suffering.
 
The Secretary-General commends the Government of Mexico and the civil society for their speedy response.  
 
The United Nations stands ready to assist.

19 September 2017, New York

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine.
 
The Secretary-General and President Abbas discussed the Middle East Peace Process noting that the two-state solution is the only viable option to sustainable peace. The Secretary-General reiterated his commitment to a comprehensive and lasting resolution of the conflict. He welcomed the recent developments towards Palestinian unity.
 

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