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09 Nov 2018 description

SG/SM/19336

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General condemns the bomb attacks perpetrated today in Mogadishu which resulted in the loss of many civilian lives. He sends his profound condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.

14 Oct 2018 description

SG/SM/19298

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary‑General strongly condemns the twin bomb attacks today in Baidoa, Somalia. He expresses his deep condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.

The Secretary-General reiterates the United Nations support and solidarity with the people and Government of Somalia. He is convinced that indiscriminate violence and attacks will not deter the Somali people in their pursuit of peace and stability.

24 Sep 2018 description

SG/SM/19230

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the launch of the Famine Action Mechanism, in New York today:

We are today here all together because we are committed to a world without hunger. This very basic goal should be within our grasp. With today’s advanced technology and knowledge of agriculture, we can surely uphold everyone’s fundamental right to food.

09 Sep 2018 description

SG/SM/19201

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General welcomes the visit to Djibouti on 6 September by the Ministers for Horn of Africa of Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia, joining Djibouti's Foreign Minister, as another important step in the rapprochement among the countries in the Horn of Africa region. The agreement reached among the four Ministers to work together to restore peace and stability in the region is a positive example for the Horn and beyond.

21 Aug 2018 description

SG/SM/19171-IHA/1454-OBV/1813
17 AOÛT 2018

On trouvera ci-après le message du Secrétaire général, M. António Guterres, à l’occasion de la Journée mondiale de l’aide humanitaire, célébrée le 19 août:

Chaque année, le 19 août, nous célébrons la Journée mondiale de l’aide humanitaire pour exprimer notre solidarité avec les personnes touchées par les crises humanitaires et pour rendre hommage aux travailleurs humanitaires qui leur viennent en aide.

17 Aug 2018 description
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SG/SM/19171-IHA/1454-OBV/1813
17 AUGUST 2018

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on World Humanitarian Day, to be observed on 19 August:

22 May 2018 description

SG/SM/19047-SC/13349
22 MAY 2018

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, in New York today:

I thank the Government of Poland for convening this open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict.

24 Feb 2018 description

SG/SM/18910-PKO/706

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the attacks perpetrated on 23 February in Mogadishu, which claimed the lives of many civilians and injured many others. He sends his profound condolences to the families of the victims and to the people and Government of Somalia, and commends the response of the Somali security forces and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

31 Jan 2018 description

SG/T/3201
31 JANUARY 2018

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres departed New York on Thursday, 25 January, for Ethiopia. During an hour-long layover in Lomé, Togo, he had a courtesy call with President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé at the airport. The Secretary-General arrived in Addis Ababa late on Friday, 26 January.

On Saturday, 27 January, the Secretary-General began the day with a bilateral meeting with the Chairman of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat.

30 Jan 2018 description

Ladies and Gentlemen of the press, thank you very much for your presence.

The fact that I am surrounded by the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and my new Special Advisor on Africa, who in New York is essentially in charge of the economic and development cooperation of the UN with the African continent, shows that our partnership with the African Union has now gained an enormous development in this area.

29 Jan 2018 description

SG/SM/18877

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the high-level event on the “New Way of Working,” in Addis Ababa today:

I am pleased to join you to discuss a new way of working that will usher in stronger partnerships and better results in our collective interventions in the areas of development, humanitarian assistance, peace and security.

28 Jan 2018 description

Your Excellency Mr. Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda and Chairperson of the African Union,

Your Excellency Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission,

Excellencies,

Ladies and gentlemen,

It is an honour to be here in Addis again.

I commend President Alpha Condé for his leadership over the past 12 months.

And I congratulate incoming chairperson President Paul Kagame.

Last year, I came to Addis with respect and gratitude, to seek opportunities to deepen our strategic partnership.

16 Jan 2018 description

SG/SM/18855-GA/11999 16 JANUARY 2018

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the informal meeting of the General Assembly, in New York today:

Let me start by thanking all Member States, all of you for your support across our agenda.

08 Dec 2017 description

SG/SM/18819-IHA/1442

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.

21 Nov 2017 description

SG/SM/18793-SC/13082-HR/5376

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the Security Council open debate on trafficking in persons in conflict situations, in New York today:

I thank the Security Council under the presidency of Italy for convening today’s open debate on trafficking in persons in conflict situations.

14 Oct 2017 description

SG/SM/18748

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the attacks perpetrated yesterday in Mogadishu. He conveys his condolences to the bereaved families and wishes speedy recovery to the injured.

13 Oct 2017 description

SG/SM/18745-SC/13028
12 OCTOBER 2017

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council briefing on countries at risk of famine, in New York today:

Nine months ago, some 20 million people were at severe risk of famine in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and north-east Nigeria. About 100,000 people in South Sudan were on the verge of starvation.

20 Sep 2017 description

SG/SM/18704-SC/12997-PKO/669

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the Security Council high-level open debate on “Peacekeeping Operations Regarding the Reform of United Nations Peacekeeping: Implementation and Follow-Up”, in New York today: