Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

19 May

The Secretary-General is concerned at reports of increased tension and violence in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast of Tajikistan, including reported loss of life. He calls for restraint and for all efforts to be made to resolve the current situation by peaceful means. The United Nations will continue to monitor the situation closely.

More Debt Relief, Energy Transition Key For Combating Food, Climate, Finance Crises, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Economic Cooperation and Development Organization

27 Apr

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the meeting of the members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Council on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in New York and held virtually today:

Security Council Delegates Call for Closing Vaccine Equity Gaps in Conflict Zones as Experts Stress Need to Protect Hospitals, Medical Personnel from Hostilities

11 Apr

Rapid action in the next six months, especially in conflict zones, is essential for addressing vaccine equity gaps, the senior United Nations official in charge of global vaccination delivery efforts told the Security Council today.

One Third of Humanity Still Unvaccinated, Secretary-General Tells GAVI COVAX Advance Market Commitment Summit 2022, Citing ‘Deeply Unequal World’

8 Apr

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the GAVI COVAX Advance Market Commitment Summit 2022, “One World Protected - Break COVID Now”, in New York today:

Balance between Global Breakthrough, Breakdown Hinges on Choices We Make Now, Secretary-General Tells International Labour Organization Global Forum

22 Feb

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the International Labour Organization (ILO) Global Forum:  “Building a Human-Centred Recovery from the COVID-19 Crisis”, in Geneva today:

Secretary-General Appoints Ted Chaiban of Lebanon Global Lead Coordinator for COVID-19 Vaccine Country-Readiness, Delivery

17 Feb

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Ted Chaiban of Lebanon as Global Lead Coordinator for COVID‑19 Vaccine Country-Readiness and Delivery, at the level of Assistant Secretary-General, in UNICEF.