Archiv: Antonio Guterres

23.09.2022 - 03:49 [ ]

Secretary-General’s remarks to the Security Council on Ukraine

Madame President,

Russia’s war in Ukraine shows no sign of letting up.

The past seven months have seen unspeakable suffering and devastation.

The latest developments are dangerous and disturbing.

They are further steps away from any prospect of peace – and towards an endless cycle of horror and bloodshed.

As I have said from the start, this senseless war has unlimited potential to do terrible harm – in Ukraine, and around the world.

The idea of nuclear conflict, once unthinkable, has become a subject of debate.

This in itself is totally unacceptable. All nuclear-armed states should recommit to the non-use and progressive elimination of nuclear weapons.

I am also deeply concerned by reports of plans to organize so-called “referenda” in areas of Ukraine that are currently not under government control.

Any annexation of a State’s territory by another State resulting from the threat or use of force is a violation of the UN Charter and of international law.

08.08.2022 - 12:51 [ ]

Guterres: Risiko einer nuklearen Konfrontation wieder präsent

Die Atomstaaten sollten sich verpflichten, diese Waffen nicht erstmalig einzusetzen, sagte Guterres heute in Tokio vor dem Hintergrund der Hiroshima-Friedensgedenkfeier am Wochenende zum 77. Jahrestag des ersten Atombombenabwurfs.

Auch jegliche Angriffe auf ein Atomkraftwerk seien „selbstmörderisch“, sagte er mit Blick auf Berichte über den erneuten russischen Beschuss des größten europäischen AKW Saporischschja in der Ukraine.

06.08.2022 - 14:00 [ ZDF ]

UN-Chef bei Hiroshima-Gedenken : Guterres: Spiel mit geladener Waffe

UN-Generalsekretär António Guterres hat bei der Zeremonie zum 77. Jahrestag des Atombombenabwurfs auf Hiroshima vor der anhaltenden Gefahr durch Atomwaffen gewarnt. „Die Menschheit spielt mit einer geladenen Waffe“, sagte Guterres an diesem Samstag bei einer Gedenkveranstaltung in der japanischen Stadt.

Atomwaffen garantierten keine Sicherheit, sondern „nur Tod und Zerstörung“, sagte Guterres bei der Zeremonie im Friedenspark Hiroshimas.

23.07.2022 - 12:29 [ ]

Istanbul initiative to unblock maritime agricultural exports from Ukraine must be fully implemented – UN Secretary General

The initiative for the safe transportation of grain and food products from Ukrainian ports, the documents on which were signed on Friday in Istanbul, must be fully implemented, UN Secretary General António Guterres said during the signing of the documents.

14.05.2022 - 13:01 [ ]

UN chief ‚deeply concerned‘ about risks of global hunger due to war in Ukraine


Speaking alongside Austria’s chancellor and foreign minister in Vienna, Guterres also said talks were ongoing to evacuate more civilians from conflict zones in Ukraine.

„I have to say that I am deeply concerned, namely with the risks of hunger becoming widespread in different parts of the world because of the dramatic food security situation we are facing because of the war in Ukraine,“ he said.

27.04.2022 - 19:28 [ ]

UN Secretary General arrives in Ukraine

„I have arrived in Ukraine after visiting Moscow. We will continue our work to expand humanitarian support & secure the evacuation of civilians from conflict zones. The sooner this war ends, the better – for the sake of Ukraine, Russia, and the world, “ he said on Twitter Wednesday.

02.03.2022 - 19:28 [ ]

Secretary-General’s press remarks following vote of General Assembly on Ukraine

Ladies and gentlemen of the media,

The General Assembly has spoken.

As Secretary-General, it is my duty to stand by this resolution and be guided by its call.

The message of the General Assembly is loud and clear:

End hostilities in Ukraine — now.

Silence the guns — now.

Open the door to dialogue and diplomacy — now.

The territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine must be respected in line with the UN Charter.

We don’t have a moment to lose.

24.02.2022 - 08:24 [ United Nations ]

António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) on Ukraine – Security Council, 8974th meeting

Remarks by António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, on Ukraine. to the Security Council during the 8974th meeting

21.09.2021 - 19:27 [ KBS ]

Moon ersucht um nachhaltige Unterstützung der UN für Frieden auf koreanischer Halbinsel

Staatspräsident Moon Jae-in ist am Montag in New York mit dem UN-Generalsekretär António Guterres zusammengekommen. Moon hält sich derzeit zur Teilnahme an der 76. UN-Generalversammlung in New York auf.

14.07.2021 - 15:57 [ Xinhuanet ]

UNICEF chief Henrietta Fore decides to resign: UN

Henrietta Fore, executive director of UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has informed the UN secretary-general of her intention to resign, „to devote herself to a family health issue,“ the United Nations announced on Tuesday.

Through a statement attributable to his spokesperson, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed his full understanding of Fore’s decision and „has accepted it, with deep regret.“

18.06.2021 - 10:43 [ UN News ]

António Guterres nominated by Security Council for second term as UN chief


The recommendation, made in a resolution adopted by acclamation in a private meeting, now goes to the 193-member General Assembly for formal approval.

18.06.2021 - 10:31 [ ]

UNO-Chef Guterres vor Wiederwahl

Die Vollversammlung der Vereinten Nationen soll heute über eine zweite Amtszeit für UNO-Generalsekretär Antonio Guterres entscheiden. Da der 72-jährige Portugiese ohne Gegenkandidaten oder -kandidatin antritt und da er die Unterstützung des mächtigen Sicherheitsrates hat, wird seine Ernennung für fünf weitere Jahre als sicher angesehen.

09.03.2021 - 10:15 [ ]

Myanmar: UN calls for safe release of trapped protesters in Yangon

According to Stéphane Dujarric, spokesperson for Secretary-General António Guterres, many of those trapped are women, who were peacefully marching in commemoration of International Women’s Day, on Monday.

“[The Secretary-General] is following the developments in Myanmar very closely, notably in the Sanchaung district of Yangon”, Mr. Dujarric said at a press briefing at the UN Headquarters, in New York.

12.01.2021 - 11:09 [ ]

COVID-19 recovery offers ‘chance to change course’, Guterres tells One Planet Summit


The Secretary-General noted that innovations and nature-based solutions are especially promising, and that preserving biodiversity also creates jobs. According to the World Economic Forum, emerging business opportunities across nature could create 191 million jobs by 2030, he added.

At the same time, with a financing gap of $711 billion per year until 2030 to meet global biodiversity targets, increased and sustained financing will be crucial to transition away from polluting sectors, Mr. Guterres said.

“The time has come to…align public and private financial flows with the Paris Agreement commitments and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and integrate the goal of carbon neutrality into all economic and fiscal decisions.”

28.09.2020 - 10:37 [ Xinhuanet ]

UN chief extremely concerned over Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday expressed his great concern over the latest Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, calling on both sides to immediately stop fighting.

28.09.2020 - 10:30 [ Xinhuanet ]

UN chief welcomes agreement between parties to Yemen conflict to release prisoners

Delegates representing the government of Yemen and Ansar Allah (Houthi group) announced on Sunday that they have agreed to immediately release the first group of 1,081 conflict-related detainees and prisoners, the largest prisoner release in the country’s history.

08.05.2020 - 16:01 [ China Xinhua News / Twitter ]

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launches a global appeal to address and counter „the virus of hate“ — hate speech related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

08.05.2020 - 15:02 [ ]

New United Nations Strategy Aims at Countering Viral Hatred, COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories, Secretary-General Says, Urging World to Unite against Virus


„As the world fights the deadly COVID-19 pandemic — the most challenging crisis we have faced since the Second World War — we are also seeing another epidemic, a dangerous epidemic of misinformation. Around the world, people are scared. They want to know what to do and where to turn for advice.“

25.04.2020 - 11:43 [ ]

WHO and UN launch drive to accelerate vaccine development

As the deaths caused by the coronavirus passed 190,000 at the global level and the number of cases crossed the 2.7 million threshold (Johns Hopkins University data updated Friday), a „historic collaboration“ was launched to accelerate the arrival of a vaccine.

25.04.2020 - 10:41 [ ]

Secretary-General’s remarks at the launch of the Statement of Commitment and Call for Support for the Global Collaboration to Accelerate the Development, Production and Equitable Access to New COVID-19 Tools [as delivered]

This launch brings together world leaders, the private sector, scientific and humanitarian actors and other partners to promote health, keep the world safe and advance the public good.

Human health is the quintessential global public good.

And today, we face a global public enemy like no other.

20.01.2020 - 05:39 [ ]

‘This terrible situation cannot be allowed to continue’, Guterres tells world leaders at major Libya summit

Speaking at a major, high-level summit on Libya, held in the German capital Berlin on Sunday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres evoked the disastrous humanitarian situation faced by thousands of civilians, as conflict in the North African country grows deeper and more destructive

03.01.2020 - 19:14 [ ]

Statement attibutable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General – on events in the Gulf

In a statement issued on Friday morning, UN Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq, said that …

11.12.2019 - 12:58 [ BBC ]

Saudi Arabia oil attacks: UN ‚unable to confirm Iranian involvement‘

„At this time, [the UN] is unable to independently corroborate that the cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles used in these attacks are of Iranian origin,“ Mr Guterres wrote in the report, seen by Reuters and AFP news agencies.

02.02.2019 - 02:43 [ PressTV ]

UN rejects Venezuela’s Guaido, will only cooperate with recognized government of Maduro

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has rejected an aid request by Venezuela’s self-proclaimed “interim president” Juan Guaido, stressing that the body only cooperates with the country’s recognized government led by President Nicolas Maduro.

28.01.2019 - 05:34 [ Radio Utopie ]

Venezuela: Krisentreffen der Karibischen Gemeinschaft (CARICOM) mit Generalsekretär der Vereinten Nationen

Am heutigen Montag, dem 28.1.2019, kommt es zu einer Notfallsitzung mit fünf Vertretern von Mitgliedsländern der Karibischen Gemeinschaft wegen der aktuellen Situation um Venezuela im U.N.O.-Hauptquartier in New York in den U.S.A. mit U.N.O.-Generalsekretär Antonio Guterres.

08.09.2018 - 19:07 [ ]

Koreas beantragen Verteilung der Panmunjom-Erklärung als UN-Dokument

Der südkoreanische Botschafter bei den Vereinten Nationen Cho Tae-yul und Pjöngjangs amtierender Vertreter bei den UN Kim In-ryong sandten am Donnerstag ein Schreiben an Generalsekretär Antonio Guterres, in dem sie um eine Aushändigung des Dokuments in der Vollversammlung und im Sicherheitsrat baten.

Beide Teilstaaten wollen damit offenbar ihre Entschlossenheit demonstrieren, die Panmunjom-Erklärung umzusetzen und um internationale Unterstützung hierfür werben.

13.06.2018 - 10:17 [ Generalsekretär der Vereinten Nationen ]

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Summit between the leaders of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the United States of America

The Secretary-General welcomes the holding of the Summit between the leaders of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States as an important milestone in the advancement of sustainable peace and the complete and verifiable denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula.

As the Secretary-General noted in letters to both leaders before the Summit, the road ahead requires cooperation, compromise and a common cause. Implementing today’s and previous agreements reached, in accordance with relevant Security Council resolutions, will require patience and support from the global community.

25.05.2018 - 09:27 [ António Guterres, Generalsekretär der Vereinten Nationen / Twitter ]

Deeply concerned by cancellation of meeting between President of the US and leader of the DPRK. I urge the parties to continue dialogue to find a path towards the verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Launch of my Disarmament Agenda today:

18.05.2018 - 05:13 [ Guangming Online ]

UN promotes positive use of artificial intelligence for all

„The inaugural 2017 summit sparked inclusive global dialogue on the potential of AI to act as a force for good,“ said ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao. „The action-oriented 2018 summit will now harness this momentum to identify practical applications of AI to improve the quality and sustainability of life on our planet.“
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in his video message, „I commend the ITU for the critical role it plays in narrowing the digital divide and connecting people wherever they are, whatever their means. As we look to an increasingly digital future, I welcome your focus on exploring how artificial intelligence can accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.“

15.05.2018 - 09:59 [ Reuters ]

Two-thirds of U.N. Security Council upset by non-implementation of Mideast resolution

“The Security Council must stand behind its resolutions and ensure they have meaning; otherwise, we risk undermining the credibility of the international system,” wrote Bolivia, China, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, France, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, the Netherlands, Peru and Sweden in the letter seen by Reuters.

13.04.2018 - 16:36 [ Xinhua ]

Rede von Xi gewinnt hohe Anerkennung der Weltführungen in Boao

(11.4.2018) Der Generalsekretär der Vereinten Nationen, António Guterres, sagte, dass man in den letzten vier Jahrzehnten nicht nur Veränderungen in China, sondern auch bei dessen aktiven Beziehungen mit der Welt gesehen habe.

Die „Gürtel und Straße”-Initiative, sagte er, „kann entscheidend zu einer faireren, friedlichen und wohlhabenden Welt beitragen.”