UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Secretary-General António Guterres lights a candle during the commemoration of the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda.
As the world marks the grim anniversary of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, during which Hutu and others who opposed the massacre were also killed, United Nations Secretary-General called for concerted efforts to defeat hate-driven movements to prevent history from repeating itself. Secretary-General António Guterres underlined that everyone must “take a hard look at today’s world and ensure that we heed the lessons of 27 years ago”.
UN Photo/Loey Felipe Secretary-General António Guterres holds a virtual townhall meeting with Women's Civil Society participants during the Commission on the Status of Women.
Women need to be “front and centre” of the pandemic recovery as a matter of economics, efficiency, effectiveness and social resilience, the UN chief told the women’s commission. “Male-dominated teams will come up with male-dominated solutions”, Secretary-General António Guterres warned a virtual town hall with women civil society during the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CWS).
UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the opening of the sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65).
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on women and girls, and the fallout has shown how deeply gender inequality remains embedded in the world’s political, social and economic systems, UN chief António Guterres said in his address to the Commission on the Status of Women. This year’s Commission will focus on charting a global roadmap towards achieving full equality in public life but, as Mr. Guterres recalled in his speech, gender equality in all walks of life is a long way off and has been further undermined by the pandemic.
UN/DGC Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the opening of the 14th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, via video.
“Crime prevention, criminal justice and the rule of law have a key role in renewing the social contract between states and their populations,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in his address, delivered live from New York. Highlighting the importance of the 14th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in tackling challenges arising from the global pandemic, the UN chief said the forum’s agenda this year targets the responses needed to strengthen crime prevention and criminal justice in the current crisis.
UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Secretary-General António Guterres receives his second COVID-19 vaccine dose in Bronx, New York.
Secretary-General António Guterres received his second COVID-19 vaccine shot at the Morris Academy for Collaborative Studies in the Bronx, New York. He has repeatedly called for the vaccines to be "a global public good", accessible to all people, everywhere. UN staffers at UN Headquarters are waiting their turn for the vaccine based on the local rollout plan, and Mr. Guterres is among the first in the Big Apple-based UN family to receive a jab, based on his eligibility - he's over the standard UN retirement aged of 65.
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.