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6 May 2019
Joint press encounter by H.E. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General and Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission.
6 May 2019 | New York
Remarks by H.E. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, at the 2019 Annual Memorial Service to honour colleagues who lost their lives in the service of the UN.
24 Apr 2019 | New York
Video message by H.E. Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, on the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace (24 April 2019).
23 Apr 2019 | New York
Remarks by H.E. Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, on Sexual Violence in Conflict during the 8514th Security Council Meeting.
11 Apr 2019 | New York
I welcome this debate on women in peacekeeping as we strive for progress on a key element in the maintenance of international peace and security. With the launch of the Strategy on Gender Parity in 2017, the United Nations has embarked on an ambitious and essential system-wide effort to enhance women’s representation at all levels and in all arenas. A key priority is to increase the number of women in peacekeeping – both civilian and uniformed, which is where we need the most improvement.
29 Mar 2019
I thank you all, and particularly the co-hosts of today’s meeting, for your commitment to United Nations peacekeeping.     Across the decades, our peacekeeping operations have helped countries from Liberia and Sierra Leone to Timor Leste and Cambodia in transition from conflict to peace. They protect hundreds of thousands of civilians, support political solutions to conflict and help preserve ceasefires.   But as conflicts become more complex and high-risk, our operations must keep pace.    
23 Mar 2019
Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General The Secretary-General welcomes the establishment of a government in the Central African Republic (CAR) in line with the Political Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation signed in Bangui on 6 February. The Secretary-General commends the leadership role of the African Union in particular in the successful conclusion of the consultations that were held in Addis Ababa from 18 to 20 March, with United Nations support on CAR.
23 Mar 2019
The Secretary-General is shocked and outraged by reports that at least 134 civilians, including women and children, have been killed and at least 55 have been injured following an attack this morning on Ogossagou Peulh village, Mopti region, in central Mali.    The Secretary-General condemns this act and calls on the Malian authorities to swiftly investigate it and bring the perpetrators to justice.   
28 Feb 2019
The Secretary-General welcomes the 20th anniversary on 1 March of the entry into force of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention – a Convention that has saved countless lives, stopped mutilation and injury and enabled the revitalization of livelihoods.    
25 Feb 2019
Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.   It is good to be back in this room after almost two years.   Thank you very much for being here as President Peter Maurer and I, together with Madame Julienne Lusenge, launch an urgent joint appeal for global action to prevent and end sexual and gender-based violence in and around conflict.