UN Photo/Manuel Elias Secretary-General António Guterres (right) greets Holocaust survivor Irene Shashar at the United Nations on the occasion of the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust.
Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, and the six million Jews and others murdered on Nazi orders during the Holocaust, Secretary-General António Guterres told a ceremony in New York that the world must “re-commit to preventing any repetition of those crimes”.
UN Photo/Rick Bajornas UN Secretary-General António Guterres addresses an interfaith gathering at Park East Synagogue in New York City. (31 October 2018)
Against the backdrop of a constant stream of attacks targeting Jews, their institutions and property, Secretary-General António Guterres warned of a global crisis of antisemitic hatred. As we see a deeply worrying resurgence in antisemitic attacks around the world, “solidarity in the face of hatred is needed today more than ever”, the UN chief told an annual Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony at New York City’s historic Park East Synagogue.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres (2nd left) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (2nd right), brief journalists at a press conference in Berlin following the conference on Libya.
Speaking at a major, high-level summit on Libya, held in the German capital Berlin, Secretary-General António Guterres evoked the disastrous humanitarian situation faced by thousands of civilians, as conflict in the North African country grows deeper and more destructive. “We will stand with the Libyan people as they work to resolve their differences through discussion and compromise in good faith”, he concluded, “and chart a way to a more peaceful future”.
UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General António Guterres visits the Haiti 2010 Earthquake memorial at UN Headquarters which has pieces of rubble from the Christopher Hotel in Port-au-Prince buried in the memorial's foundation.
Haitians had been starting a new year with optimism, recalls Secretary-General António Guterres at the wreath-laying, but “in a few seconds, their hopes turned to dust.” Although 12 January 2010, was one of the darkest days in its history, Haiti “drew on the courage and determination of its people and the assistance of its many friends. Roads were cleared, homes were rebuilt, schools were reopened, businesses got back to work,” Mr. Guterres noted.
UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General António Guterres briefs reporters on the recent rise in global tensions.
In the wake of an Iranian ballistic missile attack on air bases which house US forces in Iraq, Secretary-General says that he would “continue his active engagement” to de-escalate tensions and avert full-scale war.
António Guterres (left) meets internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Bangassou, Central African Republic
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