Press Release

Press Release

6 May 2021
SG/SM/20713

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the 2021 Petersberg Climate Dialogue today:

6 May 2021
SC/14512

The confidence of the international community in eliminating Syria’s chemical weapons production depends on its Government’s swift action to resolve all new and outstanding issues in light of fresh reports and a recent decision at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs told the Security Council today during a videoconference meeting.

6 May 2021
ECOSOC/7045

The global COVID-19 pandemic is testing international development cooperation like never before, magnifying existing challenges, but also creating a unique opportunity to embrace risk-informed approaches in the final push towards the Sustainable Development Goals, speakers said today as the 2021 high-level meeting of the Development Cooperation Forum got under way.

6 May 2021
DSG/SM/1589

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the Futures Festival — Raise Your Hand:  a youth-led livestream on education financing — today:

6 May 2021
SG/SM/20711

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

6 May 2021
SG/SM/20712

Following are UN Secretary General António Guterres’ remarks at the annual memorial service to honour United Nations personnel who lost their lives in the line of duty from 1 January to 31 December 2020, today:

5 May 2021
ECOSOC/7044

The sixth annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals concluded today with panel discussions focusing on emerging trends and challenges, as well as the Technology Facilitation Mechanism established by the United Nations to support implementation of the Goals.

4 May 2021
SG/SM/20709

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message, delivered by Maria Francesca Spatolisano, Assistant Secretary-General, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, to the Economic and Social Council Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals, held today:

4 May 2021
SG/SM/20710

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

4 May 2021
DSG/SM/1587

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message to the Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development, “Promoting Peace in the Age of Compound Risk”, today:

4 May 2021
DSG/SM/1588

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message to the opening of the Food Systems Summit Global Youth Dialogue today:

4 May 2021
SC/14511

Bosnia and Herzegovina remains a de facto frozen conflict, where political leaders pursue wartime goals, generate divisions and push nationalistic agendas, the top United Nations official overseeing implementation of the 1995 Dayton Accords told the Security Council today, warning that hate speech and genocide denial risk eclipsing hard-won democratic gains.

4 May 2021
ECOSOC/7043

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the importance of science and technology for the well-being of global populations, and advances in these fields are necessary not only to recover better from the crisis, but also to address other global challenges, such as poverty, inequality and climate change, speakers said today as the Economic and Social Council opened a two-day forum on the subject.

3 May 2021
ECOSOC/7042

The United Nations is best positioned to rally a broad range of stakeholders behind efforts to address such global challenges as conflict, underdevelopment, climate change, and most recently the coronavirus pandemic, speakers told the Partnership Forum today, stressing that such an inclusive alliance can be a “game changer” for sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

3 May 2021
SG/SM/20708

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the General Assembly tribute to the memory of Idriss Déby Itno, late President of Chad and Head of State, today:

3 May 2021
SG/T/3294

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres arrived in Geneva on Monday, 26 April, where on Tuesday he convened the informal 5+1 meeting on the Cyprus issue.

3 May 2021
DSG/SM/1585

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message to the Africa Dialogue Series, today:

3 May 2021
DSG/SM/1586

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message to the launch of the International Organization of Employers/Development Coordination Office “Playbook”, today:

3 May 2021
SC/14510

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Zhang Jun (China):

1 May 2021
SG/SM/20706

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres: