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In Opinion Piece, Secretary-General António Guterres Shares New Vision for UN

In an opinion piece today for Newsweek, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres outlined a vision for addressing the enormous challenges facing the international community, including maintaining peace and security, promoting economic development, and combatting climate change.

“The greatest shortcoming of the international community today is its failure to prevent conflict and maintain global security,” he wrote. The new Secretary-General, whose five-year term began on 1 January, is urging the international community to respond to recent crises by committing to a more diplomatic and peaceful 2017. To do that, he argued, we must focus on the basics: stronger institutions and more resilient societies.

UN Adopts New Global Goals, Charting Sustainable Development For People and Planet by 2030

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The 193-Member United Nations General Assembly today formally adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, along with a set of bold new Global Goals, which Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed as a universal, integrated and transformative vision for a better world. “The new agenda is a promise by leaders to all people everywhere. Continue reading

Press Materials for Sustainable Development Summit

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A bold new global agenda to end poverty by 2030 and pursue a sustainable future was unanimously adopted today by the 193 Member States of the United Nations at the start of a three-day Summit on Sustainable Development. The historic adoption of the new Sustainable Development Agenda, with 17 global goals at its core, Continue reading

UN Secretary-General’s Remarks at Press Conference – [Scroll down for Q&A] New York, 16 September 2015

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Good afternoon, Ladies and Gentlemen. It is a great pleasure to see you.

This year’s session of the General Assembly opens at a time of turmoil and hope.

Turmoil — because conflicts have deepened in so many places, and civilians are paying the price. Continue reading