Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks on World Children’s Day, in New York today:
Thank you, Tony [Lake, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Executive Director].
As Secretary‑General, it’s my job to meet with some of the most powerful and important people in the world. Presidents and prime ministers, scientists, military leaders, scholars and academics, captains of industry and business.
The following statement by UN Secretary-General António Guterres was issued today:
I am horrified at news reports and video footage showing African migrants in Libya reportedly being sold as slaves. I abhor these appalling acts and call upon all competent authorities to investigate these activities without delay and to bring the perpetrators to justice. I have asked the relevant United Nations actors to actively pursue this matter.
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres:
The Secretary‑General is closely following developments in Zimbabwe and calls for continued calm. He underlines the importance of resolving political differences through peaceful means, including through dialogue and in conformity with the country’s constitution.
Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the high-level event on the twenty‑third Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP23), in Bonn, Germany, today:
I thank Prime Minister [of Fiji, Josaia Voreqe] Bainimarama for his remarks. And I want to congratulate him for his remarkable Presidency of COP23. My sincere gratitude for the excellent work that Fiji, the Government of Fiji and yourself, Prime Minister, have done. And you are right.
The Under-Secretary-General for Field Support, Mr. Atul Khare, signed today a Letter of Assist with the Government of Israel to extend a technology pilot project designed to improve security in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).