UN Photo/Antonio Fiorente Secretary-General António Guterres (left) attends a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) event on digital coding at the 32nd Assembly of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Speaking after meeting girls taking part in the African Girls Can Code Initiative, a joint initiative from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and UN Women, Secretary-General António Guterres said that young female African coders are “on the front-line” of the battle to change traditionally male power relations and bring about a more equitable balance between men and women, during his visit to Ethiopia to attend the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa.
UN Photo/Evan Schneider Secretary-General António Guterres addresses UN Security Council meeting on mercenary activities as a source of insecurity and destabilization in Africa.
From antiquity to the medieval era to the present-day, those who fight for financial reward or other material compensation have been a near constant on the battlefield”, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres tells the UN Security Council, noting that the shadowy nature of mercenary activities has evolved over the years.
UN Photo/Manuel Elias Secretary-General António Guterres (right) briefs journalists on his priorities for 2019. At left is his Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric.
Warning against the dangers of widespread fear and mistrust in our planet, Secretary-General António Guterres told journalists he wants to reaffirm the United Nations as a “platform for action to repair broken trust in a broken world.”
UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Secretary-General António Guterres briefs the United Nations General Assembly on his priorities for 2019.
Despite countless “headwinds” and “ills” the United Nations has “made a real difference” in 2018 and will need to achieve even more in 2019 as the planet faces “a world of trouble” Secretary-General António Guterres said as he presented his top priorities for the year ahead.
UN Photo/Evan Schneider Secretary-General António Guterres (2nd left) with winners of the UN Prize in the Field of Human Rights at the General Assembly's commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The “clear and profound” guidelines enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “have made it the world’s most widely translated document”, Secretary-General António Guterres told the General Assembly at an event to commemorate the Declaration’s 70th Anniversary, marked on 10th December.
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.