UN Photo/Loey Felipe Secretary-General António Guterres (right) greets Nadia Murad, Nobel Laureate and Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime.
Over the course of the past decade, there has been “a paradigm shift” in understanding the devastating impact of sexual violence in conflict on international peace and security, Secretary-General António Guterres tells a high-level Security Council debate that marked the 10th anniversary of the adoption of resolution 1888, which created the mandate of the Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict.
UN Photo Secretary-General António Guterres with students during his visit to a school run by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) at Baqa’a Camp in Jordan.
Underlining the “enormous” opportunities for sustainable development and investment in the Middle East, Secretary-General António Guterres reaffirms the Organization’s deep engagement in a “surge of diplomacy for peace,” to “untie the Gordian knot of conflict and instability.”
Photo: OSSG Secretary-General António Guterres meets with students in Tunis, Tunisia (1 April).
Attending the Summit of the League of Arab States in Tunis, Tunisia, Secretary-General António Guterres recognizes the critical importance of the region on the international stage and called for even stronger cooperation between the UN and the Arab States.
UN Photo/Mahmoud Abd ELLatiff Secretary-General António Guterres speaks at the Al Azhar Mosque in Cairo where he expressed his solidarity and underscored the need to fight the scourge of Islamophobia, as well as all forms of hatred and bigotry.
Speaking in Cairo’s historic al-Azhar mosque, UN Secretary-General António Guterres issues a call for societies, faiths and cultures everywhere to “focus on what unites us”, urging everyone to work together towards realizing the 2030 Agenda “for the collective benefit of all”.
Photo: MINUSMA Secretary-General António Guterres awards a medal to a peacekeeper from the Nigerian contingent of MINUSMA during the wreath-laying ceremony to honour peacekeepers killed in the line of duty, Bamako (May 2018).
United Nations Peacekeeping missions are working flat out and need to be made “stronger and safer”, Secretary-General António Guterres tells a major ministerial pledging conference, stressing that “critical” gaps must be bridged, so they can deliver better, on behalf of the people they serve.
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.