Secretary-General Urges States At Marine Environment Protection Committee Meeting To Adopt Ambitious Strategy Aligned With Climate Goals

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

Inequality ‘Systemic And Growing’, Secretary-General Tells Forum Amid Call To Raise Collective Ambition For Tackling Climate Change By Harnessing Clean, Green Energy

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2018, in Hainan Province, China, today:

As Intergovernmental Conference On Sustainable Use Of Marine Biodiversity Begins, Speakers Stress Binding Treaty Critical In Protecting World’s Oceans

With oceans and seas moderating global climate conditions, maintaining the earth’s ecosystem, and supporting the livelihood of more than 3 billion people, it was critical to develop a binding treaty aimed at the conservation and sustainable...Read More

Part 1: A few steps forward, a few steps sideways and a few steps backwards: The CAT’s revised and updated GC on Non-Refoulement

On 6 December 2017, after a year long consultation process with states and civil society representatives, the Committee against Torture (CAT) adopted its revised General Comment (GC) (now No.4) on the implementation of Article 3 of the Conv...Read More

More Losers Than Winners For Southern Ocean Marine Life In a Warmer Future

A study of the marine invertebrates living in the seas around Antarctica reveals there will be more ‘losers’ than ‘winners’ over the next century as the Antarctic seafloor warms. The results are published in the journal Nature Climate Chang...Read More

Secretary-General Appoints Michael R. Bloomberg Of United States Special Envoy For Climate Action

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Michael R. Bloomberg of the United States as his Special Envoy for Climate Action.

Message Of United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, On World Wildlife Day

3 March2018 On World Wildlife Day we focus on the important role the planet’s wild animals and plants play in our cultures and the sustainability of our societies.  This year, the spotlight falls on the world’s big cats.  These magnificent ...Read More


27 February 2018 The Human Rights Council this morning continued its high-level segment, hearing statements from 19 dignitaries, who highlighted the role of the Council and its mechanisms in the promotion and protection of human rights, par...Read More

Je Suis Achbita!

Achbita, decided in March 2017 is not a run of the mill case. It raised what I think are hugely difficult conceptual legal issues. It also comes at a delicate moment in the social and political life of Europe, where the Court of Justice of ...Read More

How Will You ‘Love The Ocean’? Take One Action For Your Ocean This Valentine’s Day!

Show us your commitment to your ocean (and your health) – this Valentine’s day the Sea Change team are asking everyone to pledge one action to #LovetheOcean and encourage others to do the same by sharing your love across social media. It’s ...Read More

Consistently Align Financial Flows With Green Outcomes, Deputy Secretary-General Urges Investor Risk Summit, Citing Record Economic Losses From Climate Disasters

Following UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the 2018 Investor Summit on Climate Risk:  Capturing the Global Investment Opportunity in the Paris Agreement, in New York today:

With Hunger On Rise In Africa, Greater Commitment By Governments, United Nations Needed To Prevent Conflict, Fight Climate Change, Secretary-General Tells Forum

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks to the high-level event on “Renewed Partnership to End Hunger in Africa by 2025 — Five Years Later:  Taking Stock of Progress and Lessons in Light of the Sustainable Development G...Read More

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