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Secretary-General’s on his visit to the Pacific

Sunday, 19 May 2019, 10:41 am | United Nations

Over the past week, I have witnessed first-hand the impacts of climate change in the Pacific Island States. They contribute very little to the global climate emergency and yet, they are the ones that are being most affected. For some of them, climate ... More >>

Risk grows of ‘catastrophic humanitarian fallout’ in Syria

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 5:29 pm | United Nations

Risk grows of ‘catastrophic humanitarian fallout’ in Syria’s Idlib, where 3 million are trapped: top UN officials urge unity in Security Council More >>

Deadly Yemen airstrikes claim children’s lives

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 12:53 pm | United Nations

Deadly Yemen airstrikes that claim children’s lives in capital Sana’a, strongly condemned by UN More >>

Stop Tuvalu and ‘the world from sinking’: UN chief

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 12:49 pm | United Nations

Stop Tuvalu and ‘the world from sinking’ UN chief tells island nation facing existential threat from rising seas More >>

UNSG's joint press encounter with Prime Minister of Fiji

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 1:59 pm | United Nations

Thank you, your Excellency Honourable Prime Minister, for your words and especially thank you very much for the extremely warm hospitality I have been enjoying in your wonderful country. More >>

UN Secretary-General's address to Fijian Parliament

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 1:25 pm | United Nations

I was in parliament for 26 years of my life. Six and a half of them as Prime Minister. More >>

Secretary-General's remarks to the press at Pacific Forum

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 6:32 pm | United Nations

Secretary-General's remarks to the press with Pacific Islands Forum Troika (President of Nauru, Baron Waqa, Prime Minister of Samoa, Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, and Prime Minister of Tuvalu ,Enele Sosene Sopoaga) and Pacific Island Forum Secretary-General, ... More >>

Secretary-General: Visit with Muslim community

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 12:20 pm | United Nations

As salam alaikum. I thank this community very much for their welcome – particularly during this holy month of Ramadan. More >>

Secretary-General’s remarks to Māori and Pasifika youth

Monday, 13 May 2019, 12:22 pm | United Nations

Dear friends, it is an enormous pleasure to be here with some of the members of Generation Zero representing the very important leadership that youth around the world is providing to make sure that we are able to reach our central objective: ... More >>

Secretary-General’s remarks at encounter with Jacinda Ardern

Monday, 13 May 2019, 9:46 am | United Nations

Thank you very much Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. First of all, happy Mother’s Day. This is a visit of both solidarity and gratitude. Solidarity first of all with the victims of Christchurch, with their families, with the community, with the city ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES - Colombia and Myanmar

Saturday, 11 May 2019, 11:28 am | United Nations

We are alarmed by the strikingly high number of human rights defenders being killed, harassed and threatened in Colombia, and by the fact that this terrible trend seems to be worsening. We call on the authorities to make a significant effort to confront ... More >>

One year after Ernesto Sernas García’s disappearance

Saturday, 11 May 2019, 11:27 am | United Nations

Mexico: One year after Ernesto Sernas García’s disappearance, UN experts denounce violence against human rights defenders in Oaxaca More >>

Enforced disappearances: UN expert group to review 420 cases

Saturday, 11 May 2019, 11:26 am | United Nations

GENEVA (10 May 2019) – The United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances will hold its 118th session in Geneva from 13 to 22 May 2019 to examine 420 cases from 36 countries. More >>

Appeal to the Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit

Friday, 10 May 2019, 1:26 pm | United Nations

Joint Appeal from the UN System to the Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit 1. We, the leaders of the United Nations system organizations*, appeal to Member States to step up ambition and take concrete action to limit global temperature increases ... More >>

UN Secretary-General's Spokesman on the situation in Gaza

Monday, 6 May 2019, 2:01 pm | United Nations

The Secretary-General is following with deep concern the latest security developments in Gaza, and the risk of yet another dangerous escalation and further loss of life on the eve of the holy month of Ramadan. More >>

Women at the helm of every UN Regional Commission

Sunday, 28 April 2019, 1:08 pm | United Nations

Although United Nations Regional Commissions have been in existence for more than 70 years, for the first time ever, each one is currently headed by a woman designated by Secretary-General António Guterres. This accomplishment underscores that, since ... More >>

‘The green economy is the future,’ UN chief says in Beijing

Sunday, 28 April 2019, 1:06 pm | United Nations

‘The green economy is the future,’ UN chief says in Beijing, urging climate solutions that strengthen economies, protect the environment More >>

Chernobyl nuclear disaster-affected areas spring to life

Saturday, 27 April 2019, 3:36 pm | United Nations

More than three decades after the devastating explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, parts of Belarus’ adjoining regions have sprung back to life and the biggest of them, Homiel, has become a leading destination for domestic and international ... More >>

Future of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Saturday, 27 April 2019, 3:34 pm | United Nations

The critical needs of 1.2 million mostly Rohingya refugees in south-eastern Bangladesh were top of the agenda for a fact-finding mission to the region by three senior United Nations officials, who called for continuing support on Friday for them from the ... More >>

Guterres at China’s Belt and Road Forum

Saturday, 27 April 2019, 3:31 pm | United Nations

At China’s Belt and Road Forum, Guterres calls for 'inclusive, sustainable and durable' development More >>



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