Disarmament

06 September 2018, General Assembly

Remarks at General Assembly observance of the International Day against Nuclear Tests

I am very pleased to be with you for this important observance.
 
Last month I visited Japan and met with survivors of the atomic bomb attack on Nagasaki.
 
Through the testimony of the survivors, the Hibakusha, we are reminded of the need to ensure that nuclear weapons are never used again.
 
On the annual observance of the International Day Against Nuclear Tests we highlight the inextricable connection between testing and the elimination of nuclear weapons.
 

English translation unavailable for رسالة بمناسبة اليوم العالمي للعمل الإنساني.
English translation unavailable for مكافحة الإرهاب وحقوق الإنسان.

09 August 2018, Nagasaki

Opening remarks at press conference at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall

It is impossible to visit this museum and this memorial, not to feel deeply, deeply sad. Sad because of the enormous suffering that is so eloquently demonstrated in these rooms. Sad because it is possible in humanity to have tragedies like this, but also with an enormous admiration for the resilience of the people of Nagasaki.
 

09 August 2018, Nagasaki

Remarks at the Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Ceremony

Secretary-General António Guterres delivers remarks at the Nagasaki Peace Memorial ceremony.  UN Photo/Dan Powell

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11 June 2018, UN Headquarters

Opening remarks at press encounter on US-DPRK Summit

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much for your presence.
 
I usually come before you to express deep concerns about unfolding developments and trends around the world. 
 
Today, a bit of good news. 
 
I want to address a promising development for global peace and security.
 
The world is closely watching what will take place in Singapore in a few hours’ time. 
 
I commend the leaders of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the United States for pursuing a diplomatic solution.
 

24 May 2018, Geneva

Remarks at the University of Geneva on the launch of the Disarmament Agenda

Secretary-General António Guterres speaks at the University of Geneva, launching his Agenda for Disarmament. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Chers étudiants,
Monsieur le Recteur et chers membres de l’Académie,
Monsieur le Président du Conseil d’État,
Excellences,
Mesdames et Messieurs,

Je vous remercie infiniment de votre accueil chaleureux et des mots tellement sympathiques que je viens d’entendre. C’est pour moi un énorme plaisir d’être de retour ici, à Genève. 

And indeed, it is a pleasure to be here with you today, to focus on a subject of great global anxiety: the threat posed by weapons of all kinds. 

16 May 2018, Brussels

Opening remarks at joint press conference with European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker

Secretary-General António Guterres (left) and Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, address reporters at a press briefing in Brussels. Photo: European Commission

It is for me an enormous pleasure to be back in Brussels and to have this very important meeting with the President of the Commission and with the Commission.

14 May 2018, Vienna

Remarks at press encounter with Sebastian Kurz, Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria

Prime Minister, Ladies and Gentlemen from the media, it’s a great pleasure to be back in Vienna, this time as the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
 
Tomorrow will be a very important day in which Austria will be celebrating the day in which it regained its full independence and sovereignty.