From here at the United Nations, I join you in welcoming the New Year. We enter 2020 with uncertainty and insecurity all around. Persistent inequality and rising hatred. A warring world and a warming planet. Climate change is not only a long-term problem but a clear and present danger.
Let us keep ‘their spirit of service alive’: Guterres leads tributes to UN workers who died in Ethiopia crash
United Nations flags flew at half-mast around the world on Monday to honor the more than 150 people killed in Sunday’s Ethiopian Airlines crash, including at least 21 UN workers. Speaking to delegates attending the opening of the Commission on the Status of Women at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday morning, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres, said it …
UN chief ‘deeply saddened’ by Ethiopia plane crash which killed more than 150, including 19 UN staff
An Ethiopian Airlines fight crashed shortly after take off from the capital Addis Ababa on Sunday, killing more than 150 people on board. The UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in a statement that he was “deeply saddened at the tragic loss of lives” , as reports emerged that UN staff were also among the dead.
Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan laid to rest in Ghana; Guterres hails ‘exceptional global leader’
Like few today, former United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, could “bring people together, put them at ease, and unite them towards a common goal”, said the current UN chief, António Guterres on Thursday, speaking at his predecessor’s funeral in Ghana. “Since the shock of Kofi’s death, I have been reflecting on what made him so special,” Mr. Guterres told those assembled, …