Category: Media Releases

Assembly President announces first-ever ‘Sustainability Week’

UN Photo/Manuel Elías | United Nations General Assembly prepares to hold a meeting on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals. The President of the General Assembly on Tuesday announced the UN body’s inaugural Sustainability Week, encapsulating a series of high-level discussions and initiatives aimed at propelling the implementation of sustainable practices and to address […]

Ms. Julie Bishop of Australia – Special Envoy on Myanmar

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Julie Bishop of Australia as his Special Envoy on Myanmar.  Ms. Bishop succeeds Noeleen Heyzer of Singapore to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for her dedicated service. Ms. Bishop brings extensive political, legal, management and senior leadership experience to the role.  She has held several […]

39th UN-Water Meeting: A clean water future and UN World Water Day film screening

UN-Water Members and Partners gathered at their biannual meeting to discuss how the UN family can “deliver as one” in response to water- and sanitation-related challenges. A particular focus for the first day of the 39th UN-Water Meeting was preparations for conferences on water for sustainable development to be convened in 2026 and 2028, as […]

Official Statement by Secretary-General on UNRWA

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday appointed an independent panel to conduct an assessment of the UN agency that assists Palestine refugees, UNRWA, following accusations that several staff were involved in the 7 October attacks against Israel. Full news article can be found here Statment by Antonio Guterres The Secretary-General, in consultation with UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini, […]

Secretary-General’s press encounter on Ukraine

As you know, I have cut short an overseas visit – including a very important summit of African leaders – to rush back to UN headquarters.     Our world is facing the biggest global peace and security crisis in recent years – certainly in my tenure as Secretary-General.   We face a moment that I sincerely […]