UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Bono (left), Co-Founder of the ONE Campaign and Mary Robinson, Chair of the Elders, prior to the high-level event at the UN focused on Girls’ Education.
Promoting education for adolescent girls is an “indispensable foundation for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals”, Secretary-General António Guterres declared at the launch event of the Drive for 5 education initiative at UN Headquarters, hosted by the Irish Mission to the United Nations. Drive for 5 is a global call to action for all Governments to commit to five transformative actions: 12 years of free quality education; supportive school environments; teacher training; safe journeys to and from school; and keeping girls healthy in the classroom.
Photo: UNECA Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the 33rd African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The challenges facing African nations are “complex, multi-faceted and far-reaching" but a “collective, comprehensive and coordinated” response by the global community will build on the momentum that already exists to help the continent thrive, Secretary-General António Guterres tells the African Union Summit in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.
UN Photo/Daniel Getachew Secretary-General António Guterres delivers remarks at the High-Level Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Africa, on the margins of the 33rd African Union Summit in Addis Ababa.
Speaking to reporters as the African Union (AU) Summit got underway in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, Secretary-General António Guterres called on the international community to recognize the need for African counter-terrorism operations, backed by the UN Security Council, to tackle the growing threat of extremist violence across the continent, and “predictable funding, guaranteed by compulsory contributions”.
UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General António Guterres briefs journalists on his priorities for 2020 and on the work of the organization.
Rising instability and unpredictable geopolitical tensions have led to a “wind of madness” across the world, Secretary-General António Guterres said during his main annual press conference for journalists at UN Headquarters in New York. Following recent flare-ups in some hotspots, the UN chief observed that although de-escalation efforts indicated progress, the situation has now changed.
UN Photo/Evan Schneider Secretary-General António Guterres (centre) speaks at the meeting of Group of Friends of Climate. At left is Ambassador Nicolas De Rivière of France and at right is Ambassador Omar Hilale of Morocco.
Climate action will be both a priority and a driver of world affairs through the coming decade, Secretary-General chief António Guterres announced, during a speech at UN Headquarters in New York, in which he declared that the next ten years will be “crucial for achieving a fair globalization, boosting economic growth and building peaceful societies”. Mr. Guterres was addressing the UN Group of Friends on Climate, created by France and Morocco ahead of COP21 in order to foster global commitment to climate action.
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.