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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.

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.

20 Oct 2017 description


Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message, delivered by Said Djinnit, his Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region, to the Regional Oversight Mechanism of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the region, in Brazzaville today:

20 Sep 2017 description


Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the General Assembly side event on refuges and migrants titled “Follow-up to the New York Declaration: One Year On”, in New York today:

I would like to express my deep solidarity to the Government and the people of Mexico. Unfortunately, we are having every day a new dramatic event in this part of the world. This time we cannot blame climate change; it is an earthquake. It is a devastating one. I want to express my very deep solidarity to the Government and to the people of Mexico.

23 Jun 2017 description

22 JUNE 2017

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees, in Kampala, Uganda, today:

Twelve years ago, on 15 June 2005, I became the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. On 18 June, we caught a plane to fly to Uganda to visit South Sudanese refugees to celebrate with them World Refugee Day. This was a moment during in which the Comprehensive Peace Agreement was being established and peace between north and south was finally being achieved.

25 Feb 2016 description

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s address to the Great Lakes Private Sector Investment Conference, in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, today:

Je tiens tout d’abord à remercier le Président Kabila, ainsi que le Gouvernement et le peuple de la République démocratique du Congo, de leur accueil très chaleureux.

08 May 2012 description


Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the lunch hosted by the American Society of International Law (ASIL), in Washington, D.C., 7 May:

19 Aug 2011 description


On trouvera ci-après le texte de la déclaration faite aujourd’hui à la presse par le Président du Conseil de sécurité pour le mois d’août, M. Hardeep Singh Puri (Inde), sur le Bureau régional des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique centrale:

Les membres du Conseil de sécurité ont entendu M. Abou Moussa, Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général de l’ONU, qui a fait le point sur les activités qu’il a entreprises depuis qu’il a pris ses fonctions de Chef du Bureau régional des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique centrale (UNOCA), en juin dernier.

29 Mar 2010 description



01 Feb 2010 description


Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's remarks to the Summit of the African Union entitled "An Agenda for Prosperity and Peace", in Addis Ababa, 31 January:

I am honoured to be back in Ethiopia with the leaders of this great continent.

I am proud to reaffirm the United Nations' special relationship with the African Union -- and to do so just after you have flown the new flag of the African Union for the first time.

Africa's future is one of my top priorities.

10 Aug 2009 description

[delivered by Mr. Olusegun Obasanjo, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on the Great Lakes Region]

Lusaka, Zambia, 10 August 2009


Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am heartened that tensions in the Great Lakes region have eased in the past year. In particular, I welcome last week's summit between President Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and President Kagame of Rwanda.

I commend both leaders' commitment to promote peace and stability in the Great Lakes region. I also welcome the exchange of ambassadors by the two countries.

17 Jun 2009 description

New York, 17 June 2009

Desertification and land degradation affect one third of the Earth's surface, threatening the livelihoods, well-being and development of as many as 1 billion people. Faced with long periods of drought, famine and deepening poverty, many have only one option: flight from the land. There are already an estimated 24 million environmentally induced migrants.