António Guterres

08 March 2017, Nairobi

Press remarks following meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya at State House, Nairobi

Thank you very much Mr. President [Kenyatta] for your kind words.

This has been an extremely positive visit and our discussions have been extremely constructive. They have allowed us to express a common perspective to all the problems that Kenya and the international community are facing today. 

08 March 2017, Nairobi, Kenya

Secretary-General's 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. 

08 March 2017, New York

Secretary-General's written message on International Women’s Day

Women’s rights are human rights. But in these troubled times, as our world becomes more unpredictable and chaotic, the rights of women and girls are being reduced, restricted and reversed. 
Empowering women and girls is the only way to protect their rights and make sure they can realize their full potential. 

08 March 2017, New York

Joint Declaration by the African Union, the United Nations, the Economic Community of West African States, and the European Union on the implementation of the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali from the Algiers Process 

Joint Declaration by the African Union, the United Nations, the Economic Community of West African States, and the European Union on the implementation of the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali from the Algiers Process 

08 March 2017, Nairobi, Kenya

Press remarks by the Secretary-General following his meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi

Thank you very much Mr. President [Kenyatta] for your kind words.

This has been an extremely positive visit and our discussions have been extremely constructive. They have allowed us to express a common perspective to all the problems that Kenya and the international community are facing today. 

07 March 2017, New York

Note to correspondents on Assistant Secretary-General Miroslav Jenca''s travel to Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan’s role in regional and global affairs on top of agenda as Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs visits Astana&ampnbsp

ASTANA – Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Mirsolav Jenča concluded today a two-day visit to Kazakhstanfocused on the country’s role in the United Nations and its contribution to regional and global cooperation. 

 

07 March 2017, Mogadishu

Opening remarks at press encounter with President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo of Somalia

Families displaced by drought in Baidoa, Somalia, gather around Secretary-General António Guterres (white cap), who is in the region urging action to help them. Photo: UNSOM

Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen of the media, thank you very much for your presence.  
 
I decided that I would make in Baidoa my first field visit of my tenure as Secretary-General of the United Nations. And the reason why I came to Mogadishu and Baidoa is very simple: to express my deep solidarity with the Somali people in this moment that is at the same time both tragic and
hopeful.
 

06 March 2017, New York

Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

The Secretary-General condemns the reported firing of ballistic missiles by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), three of which landed in Japan's Exclusive Economic Zone. Such actions violate Security Council resolutions and seriously undermine regional peace and stability.
 
The Secretary-General reiterates his call for the DPRK leadership to refrain from further provocations and comply fully with its international obligations.