Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

01 August 2019, UN Headquarters

Opening remarks at press encounter at UN Headquarters

Secretary-General António Guterres briefs reporters at UN Headquarters in New York. UN Photo/Mark Garten

Good afternoon. 
 
First August. It is the middle of summer in the northern hemisphere.
 
We are witnessing not only record global warming but global political tensions are also heating up.
 
Both are dangerous and both are avoidable. 
 
Let me begin with the climate emergency.  
 
We have always lived through hot summers.  But this is not the summer of our youth. 
 
This is not your grandfather’s summer. 
 

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.
 

29 June 2019, Osaka

Remarks at Trilateral Press Conference on Climate Change with Foreign Ministers of China and France

Ladies and gentlemen, good morning. One year ago, we were in Buenos Aires and we were preparing for the COP meeting in Katowice, where the rules book of the Paris Agreement was supposed to be approved. At the time, there was a wave of pessimism – it was not clear the international community would be able to come together and approve by consensus the rules book in Katowice. At the time, we decided – China, France, myself – to meet and to create the conditions to work together in order to make sure that Katowice would be a success.

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.
 

08 July 2019, UN Headquarters

Remarks to the Economic and Social Council Integration Segment on the Annual Overview Report of the UN Chief Executives Board

I am very grateful for the opportunity, as Chairman of the Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB), to introduce the CEB Annual Overview Report and to update you on recent inter-agency cooperation. 

16 July 2019, General Assembly

Remarks to opening of High-Level Political Forum Ministerial Segment

Over the past four years, this High-Level Political Forum has kept the spotlight firmly on the Sustainable Development Goals.
 
And over the coming days, you will again dive into the details of our collective efforts to take forward the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
 
This year, nearly fifty countries will present voluntary national reviews.
 
You are also analyzing progress on six individual Sustainable Development Goals and perspectives from countries in special situations.
 

16 July 2019, General Assembly

Remarks to General Assembly plenary meeting marking the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development

It is a pleasure to be here with you to mark the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development
 
Many of the policies set out in the Cairo Programme of Action, from tackling inequality and environmental degradation, to promoting gender equality and access to sexual and reproductive health, remain fundamental to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, agreed two decades later. This is a testament to the enduring legacy of Cairo.
 

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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