Human Rights, democracy

28 September 2019, UN Headquarters

Remarks to ASEAN-UN Ministerial Meeting

Excellencies,
Colleagues,
 
Let me start by recognizing Thailand, this year’s ASEAN Chair, for its leadership and valuable contributions. 
 
Since its inception at the height of the Cold War, ASEAN has shown the value of regional integration and shared approaches to local and global challenges.
 
ASEAN countries have worked together to prevent war and address violent extremism.  Like regional groups across the world, ASEAN has a crucial role to play, now more than ever, in conflict resolution and conflict prevention.
 

24 September 2019, UN Headquarters

Remarks at the event: Leadership Matters - Relevance of Mahatma Gandhi in the Contemporary World

It is a great pleasure and a great honour to be here to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, one of the giants of the 20th century, a global icon of peace and an advocate for the most vulnerable. I thank Prime Minister Modi and the Indian mission for convening this meeting.
 
Gandhiji’s vision and philosophy are pillars of the work of the United Nations. 
 

25 September 2019, UN Headquarters

Remarks on the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

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02 September 2019, Kinshasa

Opening remarks at press conference following meeting with President Felix Tshisekedi of Democratic Republic of the Congo

[Deliverd in French, scroll down for French version]

English translation unavailable for رسالة بمناسبة اليوم الدولي لمساندة ضحايا التعذيب.
English translation unavailable for رسالة بمناسبة اليوم الدولي لمكافحة إساءة استعمال المخدرات والاتجار غير المشروع بها.
English translation unavailable for رسالة بمناسبة اليوم الدولي للأرامل.
English translation unavailable for رسالة بمناسبة اليوم العالمي للاجئين.

18 June 2019, UN Headquarters

Opening remarks at press encounter at launch of United Nations Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech

Secretary-General António Guterres briefs the press following the launch of the United Nations Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech.

Good afternoon.
 
Hate speech is a direct assault on our core values of tolerance, inclusion and respect for human rights and human dignity. It sets groups against each other, contributes to violence and conflict, and undermines all our efforts for peace, stability and sustainable development. As such, addressing it is a priority for the entire United Nations system.
 

18 June 2019, ECOSOC

Remarks at the launch of the United Nations Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech

Thank you for being here today to mark the launch of the United Nations Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech.

This Strategy and Plan of Action are brand new – but they are rooted in our oldest commitment. Respect for human rights, without discrimination based on race, sex, language or religion, is a thread running through the United Nations Charter.