Secretary-General

6 December 2019
SG/T/3281

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres arrived in Madrid on Saturday, 30 November, in the early evening.

6 December 2019
SG/SM/19899-PKO/804

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks to the high‑level meeting on peacekeeping performance, in New York today:

6 December 2019
SG/A/1931-BIO/5291-HR/5453

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Nada al‑Nashif of Jordan as Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights.  She will succeed Kate Gilmore of Australia to whom the Secretary‑General and the High Commissioner for Human Rights are deeply grateful for her dedicated service to the United Nations human rights programme during the past four years.

6 December 2019
SG/A/1932-BIO/5292-HR/5454

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Ilze Brands Kehris of Latvia as Assistant Secretary‑General for Human Rights and Head of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in New York.  She will succeed Andrew Gilmour of the United Kingdom to whom the Secretary‑General and the High Commissioner for Human Rights are deeply grateful for his long‑standing contribution to the work of the Organization.

5 December 2019
SG/SM/19897

The text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message to the Pierre Mauroy Institute Symposium, held in Paris today, is not available in English.  For the French text, please see:  www.un.org/press/fr/2019/sgsm19897.doc.htm.

5 December 2019
SG/SM/19898-DEV/3430

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the opening of the General Assembly comprehensive midterm review of the Vienna Programme of Action on Landlocked Developing Countries:

5 December 2019
SG/SM/19896

Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video message for the Bali Democracy Forum:  “Democracy and Inclusivity”, in Bali today:

4 December 2019
SG/SM/19895-ENV/DEV/2027

Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video message for today’s launch of the Global Humanitarian Overview 2020:

4 December 2019
SG/SM/19894-ENV/DEV/2026

Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video message for the launch of the TED (technology, entertainment and design) Climate Countdown, in New York today:

3 December 2019
SG/A/1930-SG/SM/19893

Following his statement of 23 October announcing the establishment of a High‑Level Panel on Internal Displacement, United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres has today appointed its eight members.