UN Chief on COVID-19 and People on the Move

António Guterres (United Nations Secretary-General) on COVID-19 and People on the Move. COVID-19 continues to devastate lives and livelihoods around the globe — hitting the most vulnerable the hardest. This is particularly true for millions of people on the move — such as refugees and internally displaced persons who are forced to flee their homes … Read more UN Chief on COVID-19 and People on the Move

“We are in a race against time”- UN Chief on Pledging Event for Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen 2020

Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen 2020. “(…) We are in a race against time. Reports indicate that in Aden, mortality rates from Covid-19 are among the highest in the world. That is just one sign of what lies ahead, … Read more “We are in a race against time”- UN Chief on Pledging Event for Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen 2020

UN Chief on the Commemoration of the International Day of UN Peacekeepers 2020

Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the Commemoration of the International Day of UN Peacekeepers 2020 – Women in Peacekeeping: A Key to Peace. “(…)The pandemic has required us to hold the ceremonies for the Military Gender Advocate Award and the Dag Hammarskjold Medal virtually. But what the virus has … Read more UN Chief on the Commemoration of the International Day of UN Peacekeepers 2020

Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond- Press Conference (28 May 2020)

Press Conference by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, along with Prime Minister of Jamaica, H.E. Mr. Andrew Holness, and Prime Minister of Canada, H.E. Mr. Justin Trudeau, following the conclusion of the High-Level Event on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond.

Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond

The High-level Meeting was organized to tackle critical finance issue and address economic devastation caused by COVID-19. The Prime Ministers of Canada and Jamaica and UN Secretary-General António Guterres convened this special high-level meeting to advance concrete solutions to the development emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Programme: https://go.aws/2ZKVuvF Website: https://www.un.org/en/coronavirus/financing-development

‘We need to respond with unity & solidarity. A key aspect of solidarity: financial support’-UN Chief

Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the High-Level Event on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond. “(…) Today, we are asking for immediate, collective action in six critically important areas. First, global liquidity. A rush to safety has triggered an outflow of capital from some key … Read more ‘We need to respond with unity & solidarity. A key aspect of solidarity: financial support’-UN Chief

UN Chief: “Little progress on the protection of civilians made” – Security Council Open VTC Briefing

Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the protection of civilians in armed conflicts, during the Security Council Open VTC. “(…) I repeat my call to States to develop national frameworks to strengthen the protection of civilians in armed conflict. States must also ensure accountability through strengthened efforts to prevent serious … Read more UN Chief: “Little progress on the protection of civilians made” – Security Council Open VTC Briefing

UN chief on International Day of UN Peacekeepers 2020

António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) on International Day of UN Peacekeepers (29 May 2020). Today we honor more than one million men and women who have served as United Nations peacekeepers and the more than 3,900 who have lost their lives in the line of duty. We also express our gratitude to the 95,000 civilian, police … Read more UN chief on International Day of UN Peacekeepers 2020

UN chief on the International Day for Biological Diversity 2020

António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) on the International Day for Biological Diversity 2020 (22 May) This year’s message for the International Day for Biological Diversity is clear. Our solutions are in nature. Preserving and sustainably managing biodiversity is necessary for mitigating climate disruption, guaranteeing water and food security and even preventing pandemics. COVID-19 –which emanated from … Read more UN chief on the International Day for Biological Diversity 2020

“Working together (…) we will get through this crisis & reach our destination” – UN chief

Remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the 1st Session of ECOSOC 2020 Operational Activities for Development Segment. “The next Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review is an opportunity to focus on critical policy issues that require special attention by the UN development system. The next Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review can look deeply into … Read more “Working together (…) we will get through this crisis & reach our destination” – UN chief

UN chief on the impact of COVID-19 on Africa

Statement by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on the launch of United Nations Policy Brief on the Impact of COVID-19 on Africa. As COVID-19 spreads across the continent, Africa has responded swiftly to the pandemic, and as of now reported cases are lower than feared. Even so, much hangs in the balance. In recent years … Read more UN chief on the impact of COVID-19 on Africa

UN chief on World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2020

António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) on World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (17 May) Information technology can be a beacon of hope, allowing billions of people around the world to connect. During the COVID-19 pandemic, these connections – with loved ones, with schools and colleges, with workplaces, with healthcare professionals and essential supplies– are more important … Read more UN chief on World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2020

‘Pandemic has no regard for religious or spiritual distinctions. We are all vulnerable’ – UN Chief

Remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the role of religious leaders in addressing the multiples challenges of COVID-19. At a high-level video conference on the role of religious leaders in addressing the challenges of COVID-19, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said, “As the virus wreaks havoc and disruption on a scale not … Read more ‘Pandemic has no regard for religious or spiritual distinctions. We are all vulnerable’ – UN Chief

UN chief on COVID-19 and the need for action on mental health

António Guterres (United Nations Secretary-General) on COVID-19 and the need for action on mental health. Mental health is at the core of our humanity. It enables us to lead rich and fulfilling lives and to participate in our communities. But the COVID-19 virus is not only attacking our physical health; it is also increasing psychological … Read more UN chief on COVID-19 and the need for action on mental health

UN Chief on the release of the updated COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan

Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the release of the updated COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan [delivered as video message]. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, in a recorded message, said, “we need 6.7 billion US dollars to protect millions of people and help stop the virus from circling back around the globe. … Read more UN Chief on the release of the updated COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan