UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the Security Council meeting on the protection of civilians and medical care in armed conflict. At right is Rodolfo Nin Novoa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Uruguay and President of the Council for May.
Secretary-General António Guterres warned a Security Council debate on the protection of civilians in armed violence that parties to conflict were treating hospitals and clinics as targets, rather than respecting them as sanctuaries.
UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General António Guterres (right) lays a wreath in honour of all peacekeepers who lost their lives while serving under the UN flag.
Commemorating early the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, on 24 May, Secretary-General António Guterres said the greatest tribute to the fallen peacekeepers is "to rededicate ourselves to continuing their work to build and maintain peace.”
Photo: European Union 2017- Source: EP Secretary-General António Guterres speaks in the the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Behind him Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament.
Secretary-General António Guterres told the European Parliament in Strasbourg that the European Union's contribution is absolutely essential for the United Nations – from protecting human rights to solving conflicts and advancing the agenda for sustainable development to fighting climate change.
Photo: UN/Zhao Yun Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the opening of the Belt and Road Forum-in Beijing, China.
Speaking at the the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, Secretary-General António Guterres drew comparisons between China's 'One Belt, One Road' initiative and the Sustainable Development Goals, saying “Both strive to create opportunities, global public goods and win-win cooperation."
Photo: OSSG/Mathias Gillmann Secretary-General António Guterres delivers opening remarks at the London Somalia Conference, seated with [left to right] President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo (Somalia), Prime Minister Theresa May (UK) and Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat (AU).
Opening the London Conference on Somalia, Secretary-General António Guterres expressed his hope that "we will soon be able to see a country able to collect its taxes, to have its own police and security forces, to provide basic public services and guarantee the security of its citizens."
Secretary-General António Guterres speaks with school children during his visit to Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan.
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.