António Guterres

  • February 12, 2018

    United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for an immediate and unconditional de-escalation of violence in Syria as civilians in the war-torn country suffer through one of the most violent periods in nearly seven years of conflict.

  • January 15, 2018

    In an official visit to Colombia, UN Secretary-General António Guterres met with the country's President in Bogotá where the UN chief said it is the duty of all the citizens of the world to support the peace process there.

  • January 1, 2018

    In his message for the New Year, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres calls for unity among the global community to tackle overwhelming challenges and defend values shared by all.

  • December 17, 2017

    United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday (15 December 2017) that he is deeply concerned over the risk of military confrontation on the Korean Peninsula, “including as a result of miscalculation.”

  • June 22, 2017

    Expressing alarm over the suffering of people Syria, in particular those in Raqqa and in other locations where fighting continues,the  UN Secretary-General  has called on all conducting military operations in the country to ensure the safety and protection of civilians and civilian infrastructure.

  • May 31, 2017

    Highlighting the seriousness of the impact of climate change on the planet and its inhabitants, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres yesterday called for sustained action to meet the global challenge and to ensure a peaceful and sustainable future for all.

  • April 19, 2017

    Briefing the Security Council, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres yesterday emphasised the importance of unity in the 15-member body to effectively address human rights violations as well as to prevent mass atrocities.

  • February 2, 2017

    Reacting to the recent suspension by the United States of its longstanding refugee programme, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres yesterday said resettlement is often “the only possible solution” for people fleeing conflict and persecution, and that the US policy, which bars entry of Syrians into the country, “should be removed sooner rather than later.”

  • January 11, 2017

    Delivering his first formal briefing to the Security Council, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres underlined the need for new, strengthened efforts to build and sustain peace ranging from prevention, conflict resolution and peacekeeping to peacebuilding and sustainable development.

  • January 3, 2017

    On his first day at the helm of the United Nations, Secretary-General António Guterres has pledged to make 2017 a year for peace.