26 Mar 2020 - LAUNCH OF GLOBAL HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE PLAN FOR COVID-19
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres was joined – virtually – by Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization; Ms. Henrietta Fore, UNICEF’s Executive Director, and Mr....
24 Mar 2020 - THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
APPEAL FOR GLOBAL CEASE-FIRE
23 March 2020
Our world faces a common enemy: COVID-19.
The virus does not care about nationality or ethnicity, faction or faith. It attacks all, relentlessly.
Meanwhile, armed conflict rages on around the world.
21 Mar 2020 - Transcript of UN Secretary-General's Virtual Press Encounter on COVID-19 Crisis
We are facing a global health crisis unlike any in the 75-year history of the United Nations — one that is spreading human suffering, infecting the global economy and upending people’s lives.
19 Mar 2020 - Statement of UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Jan Kubis following his Meeting with His Excellency Foreign Minister Nassif Hitti
19 March 2020
I was very glad to meet with His Excellency, the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
The United Nations – the leadership...
18 Feb 2020 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General - on SyriaThe Secretary-General is alarmed by the rapid deterioration of the humanitarian situation in northwest Syria and the tragic suffering of civilians.The ongoing...
01 Feb 2020 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General - on Syria
The Secretary-General is deeply concerned by the ongoing military escalation in northwest Syria and calls for an immediate cessation of hostilities. He reaffirms that attacks on civilians and civilian...
29 Jan 2020 - Note to correspondents
In response to questions, the Spokesman for the Secretary-General has the following to say:
The Secretary-General has seen the announcement of the United States plan for the Middle East. The position of the United Nations on the two-State solution has...
22 Jan 2020 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General
on the formation of new Government in Lebanon
The Secretary-General welcomes the announcement of the formation of a new Government of Lebanon today. He looks forward to working with Prime Minister Hassan...
08 Jan 2020 - On Monday, the Secretary-General made a passionate appeal for peace. His message to world leaders was simple:
Exercise maximum restraint.
Renew international cooperation.
This appeal remains as important today as it was on Monday.
06 Jan 2020 - PRESS RELEASE
The United Nations launches 75th anniversary dialogues:
The biggest global conversation on the world's future starts now.
January 1, 2020 saw the launch of the UN75 initiative - the largest, most inclusive conversation on the role of global cooperation in...