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26 Sep 2018 description


L’Équipe spéciale conjointe Organisation des Nations Unies-Union africaine chargée des questions de paix et de sécurité a tenu sa quinzième réunion consultative au Siège de l’ONU, à New York, le 22 septembre 2018.

25 Sep 2018 description


The United Nations-African Union Joint Task Force on Peace and Security held its fifteenth consultative meeting at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 22 September.

24 Sep 2018 description


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.

13 Sep 2018 description


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

The signing of the Revitalized Agreement to Resolve the Conflict in South Sudan on 12 September 2018 is a positive and a significant development. The Secretary‑General commends the parties on this step forward and applauds regional and international efforts that led to the signing of the Agreement.

06 Aug 2018 description


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

The Secretary-General welcomes the signing of the Agreement on Outstanding Issues of Governance and Responsibility Sharing by the South Sudanese parties in Khartoum, Sudan, on 5 August, as an important step in the revitalization of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS).

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.

27 Jun 2018 description


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

The Secretary-General commends the continued efforts of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)-led High-Level Revitalization Forum to facilitate the peace process in South Sudan. In this connection, he is encouraged by the declaration of agreement signed by the parties today in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum.

26 Jun 2018 description


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

The Secretary-General condemns the killing of a peacekeeper from Bangladesh in an attack on 26 June against a convoy providing protection to humanitarian workers delivering supplies to vulnerable communities in the Central Equatoria region of South Sudan.

The Secretary-General offers his deepest condolences to the bereaved family, and to the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

30 May 2018 description

29 MAI 2018

On trouvera ci-après le discours prononcé par le Secrétaire général de l’ONU, M. António Guterres, à l’occasion de la cérémonie de la Journée internationale des Casques bleus des Nations Unies, à Bamako, au Mali, aujourd’hui:

Cette visite est une visite de solidarité. Je dirais même de double solidarité.

28 Mar 2018 description


Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council high‑level debate on collective action to improve United Nations peacekeeping operations, in New York today:

I thank the Kingdom of the Netherlands for organizing this important debate and I thank you, Prime Minister Mark Rutte, for presiding over it. I have addressed this Council several times over the past year on peacekeeping reform. It is now time to take action together.

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


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,


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.

27 Jan 2018 description

One year ago, it was obvious to me that it was absolutely essential to overcome some misunderstandings of the past and to make sure that there would be a full alignment of the United Nations and the African Union and IGAD, in the conduct of the international community in addressing the problems South Sudan and the plight of the people of South Sudan. I think this alignment has been very successful. What has been achieved under the leadership of IGAD is remarkable.

22 Jan 2018 description

2017 saw the highest number of peacekeeper fatalities through violent acts in over two decades, with 56 peacekeepers killed. In an effort to reverse this trend and improve the safety and security of UN peacekeepers, the Secretary-General in November 2017 appointed Lieutenant General (Retired) Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz (Brazil) to carry out an in-depth review of peacekeeping fatalities and injuries due to hostile acts.

12 Jan 2018 description


The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, strongly condemn the recent violations of the 21 December 2017 Agreement on Cessation of Hostilities, Protection of Civilians and Humanitarian Access in South Sudan.

22 Dec 2017 description


22 DECEMBER 2017

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at a joint event with Cabinet Ministers, academia and civil society of the Netherlands, “Security Central: The United Nations and Current Threats to International Peace and Security”, in The Hague today:

16 Dec 2017 description

New York

The Secretary-General urges South Sudanese Parties to engage in good faith in the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) -led High-Level Revitalization Forum set to begin in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, next week. The Secretary-General is convinced that with full backing by the region and the wider international community, this Forum provides a unique opportunity to bring all the parties to the conflict and other stakeholders to the negotiation table.

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.

31 Oct 2017 description


Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the Security Council open debate on children and armed conflict, in New York today:

Je souhaiterais tout d’abord remercier le Ministre des affaires étrangères de la France, Son Excellence Jean-Yves Le Drian, pour l’organisation de ce débat d’une importance vitale autour de la question des enfants et les conflits armés.