THIS WEEK: Secretary-General António Guterres, 9 – 15 November 2019

"The world is fracturing, but no country can repair the cracks in isolation" On Monday, the Secretary‑General addressed the Paris Peace Forum and highlighted five global risks,  mentioning “the emerging risk of an economic, technological and geostrategic fault line...

THIS WEEK: Secretary-General António Guterres, 19 – 25 October 2019

United Nations Day “highlights the enduring ideals of the Charter”, as UN turns 74 In a video message celebrating United Nations Day on Thursday, the Secretary-General stressed that “at this time of turbo-charged change, the United Nations remains focused on the...

THIS WEEK: Secretary-General António Guterres, 12 – 18 October 2019

Children at the centre of International Day for the Eradication of Poverty This year’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, observed on Thursday, focused on “acting together to empower children, their families and communities to end poverty”, marking...

THIS WEEK: Secretary-General António Guterres, 27 September 2019

Climate emergency “single biggest threat” to survival of Small Island Developing States “In small island countries, one natural disaster can erode a generation of development gains,” warned the Secretary-General in remarks at the High-level Mid-term Review of the...

THIS WEEK: Secretary-General António Guterres, 26 September 2019

“Without resources, we will simply not deliver for people or planet”  Speaking at the High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development at United Nations Headquarters in New York, the Secretary-General stressed: “We are not mobilizing anywhere near the financing we...

THIS WEEK: Secretary-General António Guterres, 25 September 2019

30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child Calling the document “a landmark achievement”, the Secretary-General attended an event to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the most “widely ratified human...