António Guterres

English translation unavailable for António Guterres.

29 May 2019, United States of America

Urgent climate action: a choice we can — and must — make

“Save Tuvalu; save the world.”  This is the rallying cry I heard on my recent visit to Tuvalu, a stop on my Pacific tour to the frontlines of the global climate emergency.

“Save Tuvalu; save the world.”  This is the rallying cry I heard on my recent visit to Tuvalu, a stop on my Pacific tour to the frontlines of the global climate emergency.

via Financial Times (London): ft.com
English translation unavailable for أنطونيو غوتيريش.

 

English translation unavailable for رسالة تدعو إلى الالتزام بالهدنة الأولمبية خلال دورة الألعاب الأولمبية الشتوية ودورة الألعاب الأولمبية الشتوية للأشخاص ذوي الإعاقة في بيجين.

24 January 2022, New York

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General - on Burkina Faso [Scroll down for French]

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General is following developments in Burkina Faso with deep concern. He is particularly worried about the whereabouts and safety of President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, as well as the worsening security situation, following the coup carried out on January 23rd by sections of the armed forces. 

The Secretary-General strongly condemns any attempt to take over a government by the force of arms. He calls on the coup leaders to lay down their arms and to ensure the protection of the physical integrity of the President and of the institutions of Burkina Faso.

 

21 January 2022, UN Headquarters

Secretary-General's opening remarks to press on his priorities for 2022

Good afternoon. 
 
Today I briefed the General Assembly on what I see as I scan today’s global landscape.
 
I did not pull any punches.  It’s not a pretty picture. 
 
I see a 5-alarm global fire.
 
You heard the speech.  I won’t repeat it. 
 
The essence of my message is simply this:  we don’t have the luxury to just catalogue our challenges. 
 
We must do something about them – and we can do something about them. 
 
So my message was stark – because that is the state of our world. 
 

21 January 2022, New York

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General - on deadly airstrikes in Yemen

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General condemns the airstrikes launched earlier today by the Saudi-led Coalition against a detention center in Saada city.  Initial reports indicate at least 60 deaths and over 100 injured among the inmates. Further airstrikes have been reported elsewhere in Yemen, also with reports of deaths and injuries among civilians, including children. An airstrike on telecommunications facilities in Hudaydah has also significantly disrupted vital internet services across much of the country.
 

21 January 2022, New York

Secretary-General's press conference on his priorities for 2022

Good afternoon.
 
Today I briefed the General Assembly on what I see as I scan today’s global landscape.
 
I did not pull any punches.  It’s not a pretty picture.
 
I see a 5-alarm global fire.
 
You heard the speech.  I won’t repeat it.
 
The essence of my message is simply this:  we don’t have the luxury to just catalogue our challenges.
 
We must do something about them – and we can do something about them.
 
So my message was stark – because that is the state of our world.