Energy

Energy

17 June 2022
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Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ virtual remarks to the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate, in Washington, D.C. today:

17 June 2022

A newly released World Health Organization report finds that nearly a billion people worldwide live with a mental disorder.  It identifies public health crises, inequality, war and climate change as major health threats, and shows that depression and anxiety spiked more than 25 per cent in 2020.

1 June 2022

The first commercial flight flew out of Yemen’s Sana’a International Airport to Cairo, Egypt today.  The flight is the seventh flight operating under the terms of the United Nations-brokered two-month nationwide truce and represents an important element of that truce.

17 May 2022
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Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the Sustainable Energy for All Forum, in Kigali, today:

4 May 2022

The United Nations-Energy Plan of Action Towards 2025 was launched today, presenting collective action by 30 United Nations entities and international organizations aiming to enable 500 million more people to gain access to electricity, and to create 30 million jobs in renewable energy and energy efficiency, among other targets.

13 April 2022
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Following is the transcript of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ press conference with UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed and Rebeca Grynspan, Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), to launch the report on “Global Impact of War in Ukraine on Food, Energy and Finance Systems”, in New York today:

29 March 2022

The United Nations remains concerned about reports of continued tensions in and around Nagorno-Karabakh.  All efforts must be made to ensure full respect for the ceasefire and full implementation of agreed commitments.

23 March 2022
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Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ opening remarks to the Steering Committee of the Global Crisis Response Group on Food, Energy and Finance, in New York today:

20 March 2022
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Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s 144th Assembly, “Getting to Zero: Mobilizing Parliaments to Act on Climate Change”, in Nusa Dua, Indonesia, today:

17 January 2022
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Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the twelfth session of the Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on 15 January:

15 January 2022
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Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message to the twelfth session of the Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on 15 January:

4 November 2021

In Yemen, the United Nations and partners continue to provide life-saving aid to thousands of civilians on both sides of the front lines in Ma’rib, Al Bayda and Shabwah since fighting escalated in these governorates in September, amid calls by the United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, for de-escalation.

30 September 2021
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Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the Pre‑Twenty‑sixth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) in Milan, Italy today:

27 September 2021
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Today at a United Nations energy summit, the United Nations as well as a group of international organizations and Governments announced a compact to help United Nations peacekeeping missions’ transition to renewable energy.  The initiative responds to the United Nations Secretariat’s commitment to source 80 per cent of its power from renewable energy by 2030, which hinges overwhelmingly on peacekeeping operations.

24 September 2021
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Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the High‑level Dialogue on Energy, held today:

24 September 2021

The Secretary-General told the High‑level Dialogue on Energy that the double imperative of ending energy poverty and limiting climate change could be accomplished by investing in clean, affordable and sustainable energy for all, and by shifting to decarbonizing energy systems and mobilizing finance, to name a few.

17 September 2021
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Following are Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate, held today:

16 September 2021
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Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message to the Energy Action Day opening session:  Ambitious Energy Transition Action:

30 August 2021
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Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on the global phase-out of leaded petrol, today:

26 August 2021

The Secretary-General will convene a high-level dialogue on energy on Friday, 24 September, under the auspices of the General Assembly.  The dialogue, which will be held virtually, is an opportunity to mobilize action and cooperation to ensure that all people can access clean, affordable energy by 2030.