UN Photo/Rick Bajornas Secretary-General António Guterres addresses participants at the United Nations and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Cooperation to Promote Peace, Security and Stability event.
Improving understanding of the nexus between terrorism, transnational organized crime and drug trafficking is essential, said Secretary-General António Guterres in his address to a high-level meeting involving the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a leading player in diplomacy in Eurasia. “Breaking up trafficking organizations and addressing the criminal use of fixed routes is crucial to countering movements of foreign terrorist fighters and arms, including to and from Iraq and Syria”, he said.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres (center) addresses the inaugural session of the deliberations on a nuclear-weapon free Middle East.
Speaking at the inaugural session of the deliberations on a nuclear-weapon free Middle East, Secretary-General António Guterres said the zone would have significance beyond the region. “I therefore hope this Conference will serve as the start of an inclusive process in which all the States of the region can participate,” he said.
UN Photo/Evan Schneider Secretary-General António Guterres delivers a keynote address at the 81st Anniversary Commemoration of Kristallnacht at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, in New York.
Speaking at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York which was marking the 81st anniversary of the Kristallnacht pogrom carried out by the Nazi regime, Secretary-General António Guterres said that since nobody is born to hate, intolerance can be prevented and unlearned, underlining his continued fight to stamp out antisemitism, racism and other forms of hatred.
UNESCAP Secretary-General António Guterres briefs the press after addressing the ASEAN Summit in Bangkok, Thailand.
Four of the 10 countries most affected by climate change are members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, said Secretary-General António Guterres, urging the ASEAN-UN Summit in Bangkok to “confront the world’s climate emergency”. “This region is highly vulnerable, particularly to rising sea-levels, with catastrophic consequences for low-lying communities, as recently published research illustrated”, he said.
ESCAP/Suwat Chancharoensuk Secretary-General António Guterres visits a climate mitigation project in Bangkok Centenary Park, Thailand.
In Thailand for the ASEAN Summit, Secretary-General António Guterres visited a climate mitigation project in Bangkok's new Centenary Park where he told journalists that “coal addiction must be overcome”. The world’s addiction to coal “remains a major threat in relation to climate change and one of the messages in the summit will be very clearly that countries in these areas that are countries that are in one of the most vulnerable areas to climate change”, Mr. Guterres underscored.
Secretary-General's video message to Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Water and Health to the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes, 19-21 November
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.