United Nations Web TV - Secretary-General Copyright 2013-14 Thu, 09 Jul 2020 12:52:58 +0000 http://webtv.un.org António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) on UNSMIL - Security Council VTC http://webtv.un.org/watch/antónio-guterres-un-secretary-general-on-unsmil-security-council-vtc/6170182921001 Remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on United Nations Support Mission in Libya. video6170182921001 Wed, 08 Jul 2020 16:06:02 +0000 6170182921001 715082 Remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on United Nations Support Mission in Libya. António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) on Countering Terrorism in a Global Pandemic Environment http://webtv.un.org/watch/antónio-guterres-un-secretary-general-on-countering-terrorism-in-a-global-pandemic-environment/6169633047001 Remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on Countering Terrorism in a Global Pandemic Environment. video6169633047001 Mon, 06 Jul 2020 14:23:14 +0000 6169633047001 358912 Remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on Countering Terrorism in a Global Pandemic Environment. António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) on the ECOSOC Integration Segment 2020 http://webtv.un.org/watch/antónio-guterres-un-secretary-general-on-the-ecosoc-integration-segment-2020/6169622791001 Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the ECOSOC Integration Segment 2020. quot(...)These unprecedented times call for deep reflection and strong action. In the face of fragility, leaders of all kinds video6169622791001 Mon, 06 Jul 2020 13:26:57 +0000 6169622791001 214912 Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the ECOSOC Integration Segment 2020. quot(...)These unprecedented times call for deep reflection and strong action. In the face of fragility, leaders of all kinds need to be humble, and to recognize the vital importance of unity and solidarity, both within and beyond the United Nations family. The new structures and capacities we established as part of the reform of the United Nations Development System are strengthening our coordination and our ability to act quickly and with greater unity and impact. ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies have also responded quickly. This segment, with its focus on integrating all the dimensions of sustainable development, can play a key role in ensuring that the response to COVID-19 stays true to the promise of the 2030 Agenda. As Chair of the United Nations Chief Executives Board, I am determined that the UN system will be at the centre of a coherent, people-centred recovery that is shaped by human rights. We must work together more closely than ever before, in a networked, inclusive and effective multilateralism that links the whole UN system with regional organizations, international financial institutions, civil society, businesses, cities, regions and others. We are facing enormously complex and interdependent challenges. I repeat my call for everyone – Governments, civil society, the private sector, and development partners — to accelerate coordinated global action to ensure that we recover better from this crisis, and deliver together on the promise of the 2030 Agenda (...)quot - António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations [Excerpt] António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) on the International Day of Vesak 2020 - Virtual belated commemoration http://webtv.un.org/watch/antónio-guterres-un-secretary-general-on-the-international-day-of-vesak-2020-virtual-belated-commemoration-/6168843502001 Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the virtual belated commemoration of the International Day of Vesak 2020. quot(...) This year, the Buddha’s teachings can also help remind us all of the unity we need video6168843502001 Thu, 02 Jul 2020 15:01:32 +0000 6168843502001 132672 Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the virtual belated commemoration of the International Day of Vesak 2020. quot(...) This year, the Buddha’s teachings can also help remind us all of the unity we need to meet the COVID challenge. As one notable sutra states and I quote: “Because all living beings are subject to illness, I am ill as well.” End of quote. This timeless message of solidarity and service to others is more important than ever. It is only by combining our energies and expertise that we can address the tremendous fragilities in our world today. Only through international cooperation will we ease the economic and social consequences of the crisis, which are pervasive but place particular burden on the world’s most vulnerable people and countries. And it is only by strengthening bonds across society that we will recover better and build a healthier, more inclusive, sustainable, resilient and equitable world. This sense of shared fate and collective compassion is both the spirit of the Buddha and the animating force of the Charter of the United Nations, which just marked its own 75th birthday. As we recognize this enduring wisdom, let us act in that spirit in answering the colossal test that people and planet face today (...)quot - António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations [Excerpt] António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) at the quotRebirthing the Global Economy to Deliver Sustainable Developmentquot event http://webtv.un.org/watch/antónio-guterres-un-secretary-general-at-the-rebirthing-the-global-economy-to-deliver-sustainable-development-event/6168545071001 Opening statement by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres at the event untitled quot Rebirthing the Global Economy to Deliver Sustainable Developmentquot. COVID-19 has plunged the world in an unprecedented global development emergency. video6168545071001 Wed, 01 Jul 2020 12:40:22 +0000 6168545071001 360085 Opening statement by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres at the event untitled quot Rebirthing the Global Economy to Deliver Sustainable Developmentquot. COVID-19 has plunged the world in an unprecedented global development emergency. Debt, external finance and international trade require urgent attention. António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) on 'Trends, options and strategies in poverty eradication across the world' - General Assembly Virtual high-level meeting on poverty eradication http://webtv.un.org/watch/antónio-guterres-un-secretary-general-on-trends-options-and-strategies-in-poverty-eradication-across-the-world-general-assembly-virtual-high-level-meeting-on-poverty-eradication/6168294357001 Remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on 'Trends, options and strategies in poverty eradication across the world' during the General Assembly Virtual high-level meeting on poverty eradication. quot(...) Now it is video6168294357001 Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:32:10 +0000 6168294357001 273920 Remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on 'Trends, options and strategies in poverty eradication across the world' during the General Assembly Virtual high-level meeting on poverty eradication. quot(...) Now it is the time to focus on the imperative to eradicate poverty in all its forms everywhere. The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the immense fragilities and challenges we face —from pervasive structural inequalities to inadequate health infrastructure to the lack of universal social protection. Societies, economies — and, most of all, people — are paying a heavy price. And, of course, the pandemic is placing even greater obstacles on the pathway to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Poverty eradication is central to the 2030 Agenda and has been a major focus of our concerted efforts. After many years of progress, poverty and hunger are today on the rise, reversing decades of progress and elevating already high levels of inequality within and between countries. As with so many aspects of this pandemic, the impacts are falling disproportionately on the most vulnerable — people living in poverty, the working poor, women and children, persons with disabilities and other marginalized groups. Those toiling in the informal sector — often without access to any form of social protection — are particularly vulnerable to poverty in the looming economic recession. Excellencies, COVID-19 recovery and response must be focused on building back better. We simply cannot go back to the way things were. We have an opportunity to create a people-centred economic recovery with decent jobs for all, enabling people to work their way out of poverty. But this can only happen with the right policies in place, building on existing normative frameworks (...)quot - António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations [Excerpt] António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) at the Annual Memorial Service to honour the United Nations personnel who lost their lives in the line of duty from 16 March to 31 December 2019 http://webtv.un.org/watch/antónio-guterres-un-secretary-general-at-the-annual-memorial-service-to-honour-the-united-nations-personnel-who-lost-their-lives-in-the-line-of-duty-from-16-march-to-31-december-2019/6168278610001 The Secretary-General convened the Annual Memorial Service to pay respect to and honor the memory of United Nations Personnel (civilian, military, and police) who lost their lives in the line of duty from 16 March to 31 December 2019. video6168278610001 Tue, 30 Jun 2020 13:24:42 +0000 6168278610001 255360 The Secretary-General convened the Annual Memorial Service to pay respect to and honor the memory of United Nations Personnel (civilian, military, and police) who lost their lives in the line of duty from 16 March to 31 December 2019. António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) on the commemoration of the signing of the Charter of the United Nations - General Assembly http://webtv.un.org/watch/antónio-guterres-un-secretary-general-on-the-commemoration-of-the-signing-of-the-charter-of-the-united-nations-general-assembly/6167480995001 Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the commemoration of the signing of the Charter of the United Nations - General Assembly. quotI send my warmest greetings to “we the peoples”. Those first video6167480995001 Fri, 26 Jun 2020 13:40:02 +0000 6167480995001 286143 Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the commemoration of the signing of the Charter of the United Nations - General Assembly. quotI send my warmest greetings to “we the peoples”. Those first three words of our founding Charter, adopted 75 years ago today, give the United Nations its vision and its mission. We exist to serve people -- and we work as one for the benefit of all. The Charter was adopted as the Second World War was in its final months and winding down. We mark the anniversary of that milestone as global pressures are spiraling up. The Charter brought rules and hope to a world in ruins. It remains our touchstone for a world mired in a pandemic, torn by discrimination, endangered by climate change and scarred by poverty, inequality and war. Agreement on the Charter closed one era and opened another (...)quot - António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations [Excerpt] António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) on the launch of the UN comprehensive response to COVID-19- Press Conference (25 June 2020) http://webtv.un.org/watch/antónio-guterres-un-secretary-general-on-the-launch-of-the-un-comprehensive-response-to-covid-19-press-conference-25-june-2020/6167254266001 Press Conference by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the launch of the UN comprehensive response to COVID-19. quot(...) We mark tomorrow’s 75th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Charter at a time of video6167254266001 Thu, 25 Jun 2020 18:30:44 +0000 6167254266001 3068308 Press Conference by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the launch of the UN comprehensive response to COVID-19. quot(...) We mark tomorrow’s 75th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Charter at a time of colossal global upheaval and risk. From COVID-19 to climate disruption, from racial injustice to rising inequalities, we are a world in turmoil. At the same time, we are an international community with an enduring vision – embodied in the Charter – to guide us to a better future. The same Charter whose values enabled us to avoid the scourge of the third World War as many had feared. Our shared challenge is to rise to this moment(...)quot - António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations [Excerpt] António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question - Security Council Open VTC http://webtv.un.org/watch/antónio-guterres-un-secretary-general-on-the-situation-in-the-middle-east-including-the-palestinian-question-security-council-open-vtc/6166915939001 Remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question during the Security Council Open VTC. quot I address you today with a deep sense of concern over the video6166915939001 Wed, 24 Jun 2020 13:58:14 +0000 6166915939001 212800 Remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question during the Security Council Open VTC. quot I address you today with a deep sense of concern over the evolving situation in Israel and Palestine. We are at a watershed moment. Israel’s threat to annex parts of the occupied West Bank has alarmed Palestinians, many Israelis and the broader international community. If implemented, annexation would constitute a most serious violation of international law, grievously harm the prospect of a two-State solution and undercut the possibilities of a renewal of negotiations. I call on the Israeli Government to abandon its annexation plans. The Palestinian leadership has reacted by considering itself absolved of all bilateral agreements with Israel and the United States. Increased economic fragility as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, reduced donor support, and the recent Palestinian decision to stop accepting clearance revenues that Israel collects on behalf of Palestinian Authority risk increasing the hardship of the Palestinian people (...)quot - António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations [Excerpt].