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 rights treaty in history.” Highlighting that many millions of children around the world face poverty, violence and exclusion, he urged leaders to sign a global pledge to reaffirm their commitment to the Convention. “For every child, every right,” the Secretary-General concluded.

A UNICEF installation earlier in September drew attention to child deaths in conflict in 2018. UN Photo/Manuel Elias

Remarks: https://bit.ly/2lAWiBZ

The Sahel needs the “collaboration and commitment of all”

The Secretary-General spoke at an event on Mali and the Sahel and stressed that “the situation in the Sahel has become a regional threat,” highlighting the need to redouble efforts to address violence and terrorism.

Remarks: https://bit.ly/2mLK6OG

International cooperation is “first priority” of UN’s counter-terrorist strategy

The Secretary-General spoke at a Security Council Debate on the Contribution of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, Commonwealth of Independent States and Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Countering Terrorist Threats. He stated that the counter-terrorism cooperation between the United Nations and these organizations “is deepening”, and that efforts to “counter terrorist ideology must be founded on respect for the dignity and human rights of all.”

Remarks: https://bit.ly/2naLxGF

Inclusive finance for development

The Secretary-General spoke at an event on financial inclusion for development hosted by his Special Advocate, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands.

Remarks: https://bit.ly/2mG04tY

Bilateral meetings with world leaders

The Secretary-General continued his bilateral meetings with world leaders. Readouts of the meetings can be found on the website of the Office of his Spokesperson.

Readouts: https://bit.ly/2moMavT

Statements and messages

To Article XIV Conference of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty: https://bit.ly/2lA45Qv


The Secretary-General will deliver remarks at the opening of the General Assembly High-Level Dialogue on Financing for Development. He will also attend high-level meetings on Central Africa Republic and in commemoration of the International Day for Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.