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

‘As an international community, we must rise to the test of this pivotal moment’ – Amina J. Mohamed

Closing remarks by Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the 2020 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2020), 17th meeting. “We have come to the end of eight days of deliberation on delivering the Sustainable Development Goals during this Decade of Action in the new context of COVID-19. The message … Read more ‘As an international community, we must rise to the test of this pivotal moment’ – Amina J. Mohamed

‘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

The outcome of the Virtual Counter-Terrorism Week – Virtual Press Conference (9 July 2020)

Virtual Press Conference by Vladimir Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism, on the outcome of the Virtual Counter-Terrorism Week under the theme :“Strategic and Practical Challenges of Countering Terrorism in a Global Pandemic Environment.”

Live: ILO hosts Global Summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work in Geneva

The International Labour Organization (ILO) hosts the Global Summit on #COVID19 and the World of Work being held from July 7-9. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder, Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres, Director-General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and other leaders deliver speeches or send video messages to the conference. According to … Read more Live: ILO hosts Global Summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work in Geneva

‘We are facing enormously complex and interdependent challenges’- UN Chief

Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the ECOSOC Integration Segment 2020. “Excellencies, distinguished representatives, ladies and gentlemen, It is a pleasure to address the Integration Segment of the Economic and Social Council. Six months since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are only beginning to perceive the severity of … Read more ‘We are facing enormously complex and interdependent challenges’- UN Chief

Pandemics and security – Security Council Open Debate (2 July 2020)

High-level open debate of the Security Council on the theme “Pandemics and security”. Global health risks, such as pandemics and epidemics, can become a threat to international peace and security. Striking examples of epidemics turning into global health risks include the epidemics of severe acute respiratory syndrome, HIV/AIDS and Ebola virus disease. In the case … Read more Pandemics and security – Security Council Open Debate (2 July 2020)

‘Buddha’s teachings can help remind us of the unity we need to meet the COVID challenge’ – UN Chief

Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the virtual belated commemoration of the International Day of Vesak 2020. “As the distinguished permanent representatives have said, we were originally meant to gather on May 7th, the date of this year’s Vesak Day, which marks the birth, enlightenment and passing of Lord Buddha. … Read more ‘Buddha’s teachings can help remind us of the unity we need to meet the COVID challenge’ – UN Chief

“Now it is the time to focus on the imperative to eradicate poverty in all its forms”- UN chief

Remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on ‘Trends, options and strategies in poverty eradication across the world’ during the General Assembly Virtual high-level meeting on poverty eradication. “(…) Now it is the time to focus on the imperative to eradicate poverty in all its forms everywhere. The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the immense fragilities … Read more “Now it is the time to focus on the imperative to eradicate poverty in all its forms”- UN chief

“I urge Israeli and Palestinian leaders to commit to meaningful dialogue” – UN Chief

Remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question, during the Security Council Open VTC. “I address you today with a deep sense of concern over the evolving situation in Israel and Palestine. We are at a watershed moment. Israel’s threat to annex parts … Read more “I urge Israeli and Palestinian leaders to commit to meaningful dialogue” – UN Chief