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12 Jul 2018 description


Following is a transcript of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ press conference, held in New York today:

Ladies and gentlemen of the media,

I really thank you very much for your presence.

Tomorrow, the General Assembly is expected to agree on a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, for formal adoption in December in Marrakesh. This action has immense potential to help the world harness the benefits of regular migration while safeguarding against the dangers of irregular movements that place people at risk.

08 Dec 2017 description


Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the annual high-level pledging conference for the Central Emergency Response Fund, in New York today:

It is a pleasure for me to be here with you to celebrate a United Nations success story — the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). Over the past 12 years, CERF has been at the forefront of humanitarian response.

10 Jun 2009 description


United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon travelled to Washington, D.C., in the afternoon of Thursday, 4 June.

Upon arrival, he met for over an hour with United States Vice-President Joseph Biden. They discussed United States financial support for the United Nations, a topic on which the Vice-President was supportive.

27 Mar 2009 description


United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Washington, D.C., from Haiti in the afternoon of Tuesday, 10 March.

He held a wide-ranging and very productive meeting with United States President Barack Obama at the White House that afternoon, covering a broad range of issues confronting the international community. (See Press Release SG/SM/12131)

Among other things, they discussed the international economic crisis and emphasized the need to ensure that the world's poor and most vulnerable people are not left behind.

18 Mar 2009 description

New York, 18 March 2009 - Deputy Secretary-General's remarks to General Assembly thematic debate on the right to education in emergency, post-crisis and transition situations caused by man-made conflicts and natural disasters

Mr. President,

Honorable Ministers,


Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am pleased to welcome you to this important debate.

17 Dec 2008 description


United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. It's a great pleasure to meet you.

11 Nov 2008 description


United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.

It is a great pleasure to join you for this month's press conference. I will make brief remarks and, as usual, I would be very happy to answer your questions.

First of all, the global financial crisis continues to be foremost in our minds. This coming Saturday, I will attend the G-20 summit in Washington, D.C. I will be bringing three messages: First, we must do everything we can to alleviate the impact of the crisis on the world's poorest and most vulnerable people.