António Guterres


10 a.m. Opening of the sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women
1 p.m. H.H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister for Foreign Affairs, United Arab Emirates
4 p.m. Amb. Mohamed Lemine El Haycen of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania
  *All other appointments are internal


We have brought together videos of the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres - from his New Year's wishes to his messages on various topics and challenges the world faces.

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09 March 2017, New York

Ms. Louise Arbour of Canada - Special Representative for International Migration

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Louise Arbour of Canada as his Special Representative for International Migration.  

09 March 2017, New York

Note to Correspondents: The Secretary-General’s Report on Special Measures for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: A New Approach

The Secretary-General today released his report on Special Measures for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: A New Approach for consideration by the General Assembly. 
During his first week in office, in January 2017, the Secretary-General established a diverse High-Level Task Force, led by his Special Coordinator Jane Holl Lute, to develop as a matter of urgency a strategy to achieve visible and measurable improvements in the way the Organization prevents and responds to sexual exploitation and abuse. 

08 March 2017, New York

Transcript of the stakeout by United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura after briefing the Security Council on the outcomes of Geneva 4

Good afternoon. President of the Security Council briefed you I was not there when he did but from what I understand on the main conclusion and outcomes of the Geneva 4th round of talks and I will be doing my own comments on that basis. I just briefed the Security Council on the 4th round and you must have seen my own press conference in Geneva last Friday, but I will also release to all of you my own briefing.

08 March 2017, Nairobi

Opening remarks at press conference at UN Headquarters, Gigiri Complex

Ladies and gentlemen of the media, thank you very much for your presence.

As you know, I went yesterday to Somalia and I came out of Somalia with a double feeling, a feeling of sorrow, but also a feeling of hope.

08 March 2017, Nairobi

Remarks at commemoration of International Women’s Day

Today, on International Women’s Day, we have thousands of meetings like this one – meetings that clearly proclaim the need for gender equality. 

And in our world, all UN organizations and most of the governments everywhere, most of the institutions everywhere, have adopted gender equality as a policy with programmes to implement that policy and with an enormous amount of public interventions in which most women and men proclaim that commitment to gender equality.