Climate Change

29 June 2019, Osaka

Remarks at Climate Change Trilateral Meeting with Foreign Ministers of China and France

I'd like, first of all, to express my enormous appreciation for what has been, indeed a contribution, of China and France on our way towards effective action, and I recall that, last year, it was not obvious that we would be successful in Katowice, and the meeting that we had in Buenos Aires was instrumental to create that success.
 

30 June 2019, Abu Dhabi

Remarks to Climate Summit Preparatory Meeting

Your Highness, excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,
 
I am very pleased to join you today.
 
I want to thank the leadership and people of the United Arab Emirates for hosting this important meeting, with the wonderful hospitality, and at the same time, I want to urge all participants to seize this opportunity to take bold climate action.
 
We are here because the world is facing a grave climate emergency.
 
Climate disruption is happening now, and it is happening to all of us.
 

03 July 2019, Castries

Remarks at 40th meeting of CARICOM

Excellencies,
Ladies and gentlemen,
All protocol observed,
 
It is privilege to be with you in Saint Lucia.
 
I thank the Caribbean Community and the Prime Minister and Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government, Allen Chastanet, and Secretary-General Irwin LaRocque for the invitation to join you.
 
It is no surprise that just the way from the airport to this room with a short stop between the two Pitons was an enchanting experience.
 

11 July 2019, Maputo

Remarks during joint press encounter with the President of Mozambique

Ladies and gentlemen, journalists, thank you very much for your presence and for your attention.
 
For me, visiting Mozambique is a matter of the heart. I was in Mozambique in the exercise of all the official functions I had. I was here as Prime Minister of Portugal, as President of the Socialist International, as High Commissioner for Refugees and, now, as Secretary-General of the United Nations. I was always received with great friendship, great warmth. I always felt at home, I always felt among friends, I would even say, among brothers.

12 July 2019, Beira

Opening remarks at press stakeout in Beira

As I had the chance to say to the President of the Republic yesterday, this is mostly a visit of solidarity with the Mozambican people. People who were victims of unprecedented devastation in history, with a terrible impact and physical destruction, and another impact on the human suffering of Mozambicans.

12 July 2019, Maputo

Remarks at the conclusion of visit to Mozambique

Secretary-General António Guterres speaks with students at the “25 de Junho” School in Beira, Mozambique, on his visit to take stock of the recovery efforts in the areas impacted by cyclones Idai and Kenneth. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

I have just concluded a solidarity visit to Mozambique where I heard extremely moving firsthand accounts from men, women and children in Beira whose lives were upended by Cyclone Idai, one of two back-to-back extreme weather disasters that hit the country earlier this year.
 

28 June 2019, Osaka

Opening remarks at press conference at the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan

Good morning, this G20 meeting takes place in a moment of high tension, high political tension. We have global warming, but we have also global political warming, and this can be seen in relation to trade and technology conflicts, it can be seen in relation to situations in several parts of the world, namely the Gulf.
 

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