UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General António Guterres briefs the press on a wide-ranging number of topics.
With the General Assembly set to agree a new global compact on migration, UN Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted its “immense potential” to harness the benefits of orderly migration and lower the risks facing millions on the move without documentation.
UNOAU/Edda Zekarias Secretary-General António Guterres (right) addresses a peace and security in Africa session at the Second Annual AU-UN Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
At the second annual UN-African Union conference in Addis Ababa, Secretary-General António Guterres told journalists that recent developments in Africa indicate that the continent is increasingly moving in the “direction of peace” and enhanced security.
UNFPA Bangladesh/Allison Joyce Secretary-General António Guterres (2nd right), World Bank President Jim Yong Kim (center), UNFPA Executive Director Natalia Kanem (right) and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi interact with Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh.
Speaking to the press in Cox’s Bazar, the region in southern Bangladesh where nearly one million Rohingya are living under constant threat of flash-floods and landslides, Secretary-General António Guterres said that the violence they had faced at home in Myanmar since last August, was probably one of the most “tragic stories” of “systematic violation” of human rights ever recorded.
K M Asad/UN Secretary-General António Guterres addresses a multi-stakeholder dialogue on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
On mission in Bangladesh, Secretary-General António Guterres applauded the country for giving a safe haven to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees driven from their homes in Myanmar by systematic and widespread violence.
UN Photo/Loey Felipe Secretary-General António Guterres (left) addresses the UN General Assembly meeting on the responsibility to protect and the prevention of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing, and crimes against humanity.
Speaking at a General Assembly debate on the ‘responsibility to protect’, Secretary-General António Guterres stressed that the international community must do more to end violence against innocent people and highlighted that upholding the obligation, when it is most needed, is critical.
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.