UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Secretary-General António Guterres briefs an open video conference with UN Security Council members on Women and Peace and Security.
Secretary General António Guterres reiterated his call for a global ceasefire, underscoring that the COVID-19 pandemic is “the greatest test” the international community has faced since the Second World War. “I appealed for an immediate global ceasefire so that we could focus on our common enemy: the COVID-19 virus”, he said.
UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the observance ceremony in commemoration of United Nations Day.
Seventy-five years after world leaders united to promote global peace and progress through cooperation, representatives from the international community stood in the UN General Assembly Hall? to reaffirm their commitment to this promise.?Addressing ambassadors from the rostrum, Secretary-General António Guterres underlined the enduring power of that founding document and the importance of multilateralism.?“At its birth, the United Nations was a symbol of global unity. Today it is the epicenter,” he said. “Our mission is more important than ever.” ?
UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General António Guterres briefs reporters on the signing of a ceasefire agreement by the Libyan parties in Geneva under the auspices of the United Nations.
“I congratulate the parties for putting the interest of their nation ahead of their differences…Too many people have suffered for too long. Too many men, women and children have died as a result of the conflict”, said UN Secretary-General António Guterres.?He welcomed the ceasefire, telling journalists in New York that represented “a fundamental step toward peace and stability in Libya.”
UN Photo/Loey Felipe Secretary-General António Guterres along with UN Security Council members in virtual meeting on a comprehensive review of the situation in the Persian Gulf region.
Given the complex and multifaceted challenges in the Persian Gulf region, the UN chief tells the Security Council that it is important to reflect more deeply on how everyone, particularly the Council itself, can “work in unison to promote peace and security”.? At the virtual ministerial-level debate, Secretary-General António Guterres stressed repeatedly his call for “an immediate global ceasefire”.?
UN Photo/Rick Bajornas Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the General Assembly high-level plenary meeting to commemorate and promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.
The elimination of nuclear weapons is vital to the “survival of life on this planet”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the final major event of the General Assembly’s high level week. He?told delegates gathered to commemorate the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, it was the only way “to completely eliminate nuclear risk.”
António Guterres (left) meets internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Bangassou, Central African Republic
Special Measures for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: A New Approach
Based on the work of a high-level task force appointed by the Secretary-General, the report lays out a strategy to achieve visible and measurable improvements in the way the United Nations prevents and responds to sexual exploitation and abuse. The strategy is victim-centred and rooted in transparency, accountability and ensuring justice.