Secretary-General Applauds World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid Efforts to Address Climate Change, Multilateralism, Global Economics

29 Oct

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message to the “Multilateralism that Delivers” Annual Policy Dialogue, co-organized by the World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid and Bertelsmann Stiftung, today:

Caribbean Leaders’ Unique Voices Vital as World Tackles Climate Change, COVID-19, Systemic Inequalities, Secretary-General Tells Regional Conference

29 Oct

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ opening remarks to the forty-first regular meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), held today:

Speakers Call for Expedited Action to Empower, Protect Women in Conflict Zones, as Security Council Marks 20 Years since Adoption of Landmark Resolution

29 Oct

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, the head of the United Nations gender equality entity, briefers from the field and Security Council members called for expedited empowerment and protection of women in conflict situations, during a video-teleconference Council meeting today, on the twentieth anniversary of the Council’s landmark resolution 1325 (2000).

Third Committee Delegates Debate Acceptable Limits to Privacy Rights, Personal Data Use During Pandemic, as Expert Warns Against ‘Omni-Present’ Surveillance

29 Oct

Personal data has become a tool for Governments, scientists and companies in the fight against COVID‑19, the Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today, stressing that any increased technology use for surveillance or contact tracing must respect human rights and return to pre-pandemic norms once the virus risk has subsided.

Speakers Call for Expedited Action to Empower, Protect Women in Conflict Zones, as Security Council Marks 20 Years since Adoption of Landmark Resolution

29 Oct

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, the head of the United Nations gender equality entity, briefers from the field and Security Council members called for expedited empowerment and protection of women in conflict situations, during a video-teleconference Council meeting today, on the twentieth anniversary of the Council’s landmark resolution 1325 (2000).