At ‘Defining Moment’ in History, World Has Duty to Reduce Injustice, Build More Caring Societies, Secretary-General Tells Annual Prayer Breakfast

15 Sep

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the virtual thirty-fifth International Prayer Breakfast, in recognition of the opening of the seventy-fifth United Nations General Assembly session, in New York today:

Urging Steady Investment in Peace Dividend, Secretary-General Presents 2020 Report to General Assembly, Security Council

11 Sep

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the General Assembly and Security Council on the 2020 Report on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace, in New York today:

General Assembly Honours Historic South African Leader with Announcement of United Nations Mandela Prize Laureates

17 Jul

NEW YORK, 17 July 2020 — In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations General Assembly will mark Nelson Mandela International Day (18 July) with a virtual informal meeting on 20 July.  The meeting will also feature official recognition of the laureates of the 2020 United Nations Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize.