Press Releases

Secretary-General Welcomes De-escalation Zone, Ceasefire Arrangements in Syria, Urges Preservation of Asylum, Refugee-Protection Rights for All Citizens

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

Tuna Market Intelligence – Issue 51

Your fortnightly report on trends and influencers on the global tuna market from the Pacific Islands. CORRECTION We apologise for a mistake in the first emailed out story about fishing effort that mistook catch for days. The correct story i...Read More

Activities of Secretary-General in Switzerland, 6-7 July

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres flew from New York to Geneva, Switzerland and onwards to Crans-Montana where he arrived on Thursday, 6 July, for his second visit to the Conference on Cyprus.  The Conference went on for the...Read More

Condemning ‘Cowardly’ Rafah Terrorist Attack, Secretary-General Reiterates Support for Egypt’s Fight against Terrorism, Violent Extremism

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

Secretary-General Welcomes Recovery of Mosul, Pledges to Stand by Iraq’s Efforts to Resettle Displaced, Prevent Relapse into Violence, Ensure Accountability

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

Activities of Secretary-General in Switzerland, 30 June

On 30 June, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres arrived in Switzerland from Washington, D.C., to participate in the Conference on Cyprus which was held in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, from 28 June to 6 July.

Speakers Focus on Ways to End Poverty, Gender Inequality, Structural Barriers, as High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Opens

The Economic and Social Council’s High-Level Political Forum tasked with reviewing progress on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development opened its second annual session today, with participants welcoming its focus on particular goals and...Read More

Security Council Authorizes Creation of United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2366 (2017)

The Security Council today authorized the creation of a United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia to oversee the next phase of the 2016 peace agreement that ended half a century of fighting between the Government and the Revolutionary...Read More

Activities of Secretary-General in Portugal, 3-4 July

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres travelled from Crans‑Montana in Switzerland to Lisbon, Portugal, where, on Monday, 3 July, he delivered the keynote address, in Portuguese, at the Tidewater conference.

Sustainable Mobility for the 21st Century

By Mahmoud Mohieldin and Nancy Vandycke One of the toughest environmental and social challenges of our time is managing the mobility of people and goods. By 2030, passenger traffic will exceed 80,000 billion passenger-kilometers—a fifty per...Read More

Mozambique: Paving the Way towards Sustainable Forests

WASHINGTON, July 10, 2017—Today, the World Bank and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) signed the $6 million agreement to support the Government of Mozambique in its efforts to strengthen the sustainable management of its forest se...Read More

Press conference by the Office of the UN Special Envoy for Syria

[Press conference by Mr. Staffan de Mistura, United Nations Special Envoy for Syria T…