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

16 Apr

United Nations humanitarian staff in Nigeria continue to receive alarming reports of clashes between insurgent groups and the armed forces in the town of Damasak in Borno State.  Recently, they say, non-State armed groups have been searching house to house, reportedly looking for civilians identified as aid workers.

Make 2021 ‘Make-or-Break’ Year for Climate, Energy, Other Critical Issues, Says Secretary-General in Meeting with Leading Mayors at C40 Cities Event

16 Apr

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ opening remarks to his meeting with leading mayors supported by C40 Cities:  “Advancing a Carbon-Neutral, Resilient Recovery for Cities and Nations”, in New York today:

Deputy Secretary-General, at Youth Empowerment Initiative Webinar, Says Nigeria’s Young People Hold Key to Creative Solutions for Advancing Sustainable Development

9 Apr

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s video message for the Initiative for Revival and Sustainable Development 2021:  Youth Empowerment Initiative Webinar, today:

Pandemic Cannot Delay Climate Action, Secretary-General Tells Ministerial Event, Calling 2021 ‘Make-or-Break Year’ to Limit Temperature Rise

23 Mar

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video remarks for the 2021 Ministerial on Climate Action convened by China, the European Union and Canada, in New York and online today: