UN Photo/Loey Felipe Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the commemorative meeting on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, UN Secretary-General António Guterres encouraged people worldwide to think about how they can better promote tolerance, inclusion and respect for diversity.
UN Photo/Manuel Elias Secretary-General António Guterres (left) makes remarks during the high-level event to launch the International Decade for Action, “Water for Sustainable Development 2018–2028”.
“By 2050, at least one in four people will live in a country where the lack of fresh water will be chronic or recurrent,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres said at the launch of the International Decade for Action.
UN Photo/Manuel Elias Secretary-General António Guterres (left) addresses the Security Council on the situation in Syria.
Despite a United Nations Security Council demand to institute a 30-day ceasefire across Syria, airstrikes, shelling and ground offensives have intensified in Eastern Ghouta, Secretary-General António Guterres reported, warning that the conflict is entering its eighth year with the “grimmest” reality on the ground.
UN Photo/Manuel Elias Secretary General Antonio Guterres addresses participants at the observance of International Women’s Day 2018 at UN Headquarters.
From Latin America to Europe to Asia, on social media, on film sets, on the factory floor and in the streets, women are calling for lasting change and zero tolerance for sexual assault, harassment, and discrimination of all kinds, said Secretary-General António Guterres, declaring that achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls “is the unfinished business of our time, and the greatest human rights challenge in our world.”
UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferre Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the High-Level Segment of the 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council.
At the High-Level Segment of the 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, Secretary-General António Guterres warned that the words of the Universal Declaration were not yet matched by facts on the ground, noting that gender inequality remained a pressing issue, there was a groundswell of xenophobia, racism and intolerance, including anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim hatred, and refugees and migrants were often denied their rights, including the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
António Guterres (centre) tours the PyeongChang Olympic Village and meets athletes competing in the winter games.
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.