Virtual briefing on the Humanitarian situation in Lebanon (10 August 2020)

The virtual event will provide an update on the humanitarian situation in light of the recent horrific explosions, the efforts of the United Nations and partners in support of the ongoing response and highlight gaps for urgently needed support. The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres will deliver a keynote statement during the event, which will … Read more Virtual briefing on the Humanitarian situation in Lebanon (10 August 2020)

COVID-19 in an Urban World – UN Chief

Video message by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the launch of the Policy Brief: “COVID-19 in an Urban World”. “Urban areas are ground zero of the COVID-19 pandemic, with 90 per cent of reported cases. Cities are bearing the brunt of the crisis – many with strained health systems, inadequate water and … Read more COVID-19 in an Urban World – UN Chief

Recover Better Together – Global Lecture on Climate Change

Video message by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the UN, on the global lecture on climate change – recover better together. Dear Friends, We are all living through a global crisis like no other. The COVID-19 pandemic continues its march of suffering and death around the world. It is a health crisis … an economic crisis … Read more Recover Better Together – Global Lecture on Climate Change

‘Mandela embodied the highest values of the United Nations, took action & inspired change’ -UN Chief

Remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the General Assembly’s observance of the annual Nelson Mandela International Day (Informal meeting). “I am pleased to join you to celebrate the life and achievements of Nelson Mandela — one of the greatest leaders of our time, a moral giant whose legacy continues to guide … Read more ‘Mandela embodied the highest values of the United Nations, took action & inspired change’ -UN Chief

On Mandela Day, UN Chief Urges New Social Contract for New Era

UN Secretary-General António Guterres gives the 18th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture virtually from New York. In an impassioned address, he challenges people and partners everywhere to combat the “inequality pandemic” as the coronavirus outbreak continues to rage around the world. COVID-19 is a human tragedy, the UN Chief says, but it has also created a … Read more On Mandela Day, UN Chief Urges New Social Contract for New Era

Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture: Tackling the Inequality Pandemic: A New Social Contract for a New Era

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the enormous fragility of our world and laid bare the risks and dangers we have ignored for decades: inadequate health systems; gaps in social protection; structural inequalities; systems built on accumulation with no respect for planetary limits or future generations. On Nelson Mandela International Day, 18 July, UN Secretary-General António … Read more Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture: Tackling the Inequality Pandemic: A New Social Contract for a New Era

‘We must also reimagine the way nations cooperate’ – UN Chief

Remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the ECOSOC 2020 High-level Segment. ” As we gather to reflect on the future of multilateralism, the world is experiencing a deepening calamity. The COVID-19 pandemic has plunged us into an acute health and economic crisis, the severity of which has not been seen in … Read more ‘We must also reimagine the way nations cooperate’ – UN Chief

Mental Health webinar for young people

Tune in LIVE for the #CopingWithCOVID webinar for young people: taking care of mental health while living in the new normal. The event hosted by Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, is focused on young people’s mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Envoy will be joined by the United Nations’ Secretary-General Mr. António Guterres, … Read more Mental Health webinar for young people

‘We need concrete, bold and implementable solutions inspired by the SDGs’ – UN Chief

Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the 2020 Ministerial Segment of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development and the High-Level Segment of the Economic and Social Council – 11th meeting. “(…) Today, we face another massive global challenge — COVID-19. The gravity of the crisis should not be lost … Read more ‘We need concrete, bold and implementable solutions inspired by the SDGs’ – UN Chief