18 October 2017 – Speaking to the press at United Nations Headquarters, in New York, Secretary-General António Guterres announced that he will be travelling to the Central African Republic early next week to draw attention to the fragile situation in the country “that is often far from the media spotlight.”
8 October 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres visited Dominica on Sunday, taking stock of the immense damage caused by Hurricane Maria last month and the relief efforts underway, as well as paying tribute to its leaders for their vision to not only rebuild but to become the world’s first climate-resilient nation.
7 October 2017 – Having seen first-hand the destruction wrought by the recent hurricanes in the Caribbean, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday called for the full mobilization of the international community to support the people of the affected areas, while stressing the need to accelerate climate action.
14 August 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the terrorist attack carried out yesterday in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.
“The Secretary-General stresses that there can be no justification for such acts of indiscriminate violence,” said his Deputy Spokesperson, Farhan Haq, in a statement.
7 July 2017 – On Friday in Hamburg, the Secretary-General took part in a working luncheon on global growth and trade, as well as a working session on sustainable development, climate and energy.
On his twitter account, @antoniogutteres, the Secretary-General called on G20 leaders to join the UN’s efforts to combat climate change, violent extremism and other global challenges. The Secretary-General also had a bilateral meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey.
5 July 2017 – In a major step in the ongoing reform of the United Nations, the Secretary-General presented to the Economic and Social Council his report on the repositioning of the UN Development System to deliver on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The Secretary-General called for bold changes to match the ambition needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. “Far too much of what we do”, he said, “is rooted in the past rather than linked to the future we want”. The Secretary-General also stressed the links between reform of the development system and other main reform efforts involving the peace and security architecture and the Organization’s internal management.
Following his presentation, the Secretary-General expanded on his vision in responding to wide-ranging questions and comments from Member States, and stressed his commitment to continue consultations in preparing the next report in this process, to be presented in December.