“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 opening up”; “a widening fault line in the social contract” at the national level; “a solidarity gap,” in tackling persistent inequalities; a gap between people and planet; and a technological divide. The Secretary-General stressed the need for a “universal system that respects international law and is organized around strong multilateral institutions”, adding that “multilateralism needs to adapt to the challenges of today and tomorrow.” The Secretary-General also spoke to staff and civil society at the headquarters of UNESCO and met with French President Emmanuel Macron.

Remarks at the Paris Peace Forum: https://bit.ly/2KqWLjd

Remarks at UNESCO: https://bit.ly/33Oxc3m

Statements and messages

On Bolivia: https://bit.ly/2CK675m ; https://bit.ly/2NR2WiE

On South Sudan: https://bit.ly/32P5imk

To UNLEASH Conference (video): https://bit.ly/2plodaK

To International Conference organized by the Boutros Ghali Foundation for Peace and Knowledge: https://bit.ly/2QphMyn

On World Diabetes Day: https://bit.ly/32T95z4


Mr. Jean Arnault of France as Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General for Bolivia: https://bit.ly/2Xi6A8b

Next week

On Monday, the Secretary‑General will attend a global meeting with United Nations Resident Coordinators and will speak at the first session of the Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction. On Tuesday, he will take part on a Security Council debate on the role of reconciliation processes in the maintenance of international peace and security.