UNFCCC Secretary-General António Guterres (centre) addresses the high-level meeting on Caring for Climate at the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid.
UN Secretary-General calls on business and civil society leaders to press Governments into articulating policies that support private sector efforts to address climate change. António Guterres issued the charge in a speech to the annual Caring for Climate Meeting, held during the UN COP25 climate conference in Madrid.
UN Photo/Evan Schneider Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the Improving Peacekeeping Performance: A Year Since UNSCR 2436 event at UN Headquarters.
The UN welcomes opportunities to review its effectiveness, Secretary-General António Guterres tells the meeting on Resolution 2436, adopted in September 2018. He recalled that his Action for Peacekeeping initiative renews collective commitment to excellence amid an increasingly dangerous landscape for the blue helmets and their civilian colleagues.
UNFCCC Secretary-General António Guterres briefs journalists at a pre-COP25 UN climate change conference press conference in Madrid.
“My message here today is one of hope not of despair” said UN chief António Guterres addressing journalists at a press conference in the Spanish capital, after revealing the key takeaways from the World Meteorological Organization’s State of the Climate report, due to be published during COP25.
UN Photo/Tobias Hofsaess Secretary-General António Guterres (right) interacts with students of ReDi School for Digital Integration in Berlin, Germany.
Speaking at the Internet Governance Forum taking place in Berlin, Secretary-General António Guterres warned that unless countries work together to address gaps in digital access, as well as related social and political divisions, this generation will be remembered as the one that “ruined the early promise of the Internet”.
UN Photo/Rick Bajornas Secretary-General António Guterres addresses participants at the United Nations and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Cooperation to Promote Peace, Security and Stability event.
Improving understanding of the nexus between terrorism, transnational organized crime and drug trafficking is essential, said Secretary-General António Guterres in his address to a high-level meeting involving the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a leading player in diplomacy in Eurasia. “Breaking up trafficking organizations and addressing the criminal use of fixed routes is crucial to countering movements of foreign terrorist fighters and arms, including to and from Iraq and Syria”, he said.
Note to Correspondents: Joint Statement to Supplement the Framework for Cooperation and Coordination between the United Nations Secretariat and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
António Guterres (left) meets internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Bangassou, Central African Republic
Special Measures for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: A New Approach
Based on the work of a high-level task force appointed by the Secretary-General, the report lays out a strategy to achieve visible and measurable improvements in the way the United Nations prevents and responds to sexual exploitation and abuse. The strategy is victim-centred and rooted in transparency, accountability and ensuring justice.