Despite Censorship, Threats, Attacks, Journalists, Media Workers Speak Truth to Power, Secretary-General Says at Event Marking World Press Freedom Day

4 May

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the General Assembly virtual event in observance of World Press Freedom Day:  “Journalism under Digital Siege”, in New York today:

Restarting Tourism Essential amid Cascading Effects of Ukraine War on Global Economy, Deputy Secretary-General Tells General Assembly Thematic Debate

4 May

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message to the high-level thematic debate of the General Assembly on “Putting sustainable and resilient tourism at the heart of an inclusive recovery”, in New York today:

Deputy Secretary-General Outlines United Nations Support for National Policies, Plans to Implement New Urban Agenda, at High-Level General Assembly Meeting

28 Apr

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda, in New York today:

Humanity Still Doing More Harm than Good to Nature, Speakers Warn Preparatory Committee for Stockholm International Environmental Conference, Urging Corrective Action

28 Mar

Humanity continues to do more harm than good to nature, with the planet facing multiple existential threats requiring urgent corrective action, speakers and panellists today told the Preparatory Committee for “Stockholm+50:  a healthy planet for the prosperity of all — our responsibility, our opportunity”, the international environmental conference scheduled for 2 and 3 June 2022 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Participants Adopt Report, Rules of Procedure for Conference on Establishing Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Middle East, as Second Session Concludes

3 Dec

The second session of the Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction concluded today with the adoption of the Conference report and rules of procedure.  The Conference also established a Working Committee for the intersessional period.

Establishing Middle East as Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Would Help Bring Durable Peace to Strife-Torn Region, Advance Global Security, Speakers Say as Conference Opens

29 Nov

Ridding the Middle East of its nuclear arsenal will help bring lasting peace to the chronically strife‑torn region and make the world a safer, more secure place, the United Nations Secretary‑General said today, as he opened the second session of the Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction.