António Guterres


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Michael and Zaida lost their lives seeking to understand the causes of conflict and insecurity in the DRC in order to help bring peace to the country and its people. We will honour their memory by continuing to support the invaluable work of the Group of Experts and the whole UN family in the
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António Guterres has been quoted 55 times. The one recent article where António Guterres has been quoted is Guterres urges Syrian girls to continue their studies. Most recently, António Guterres was quoted as having said, “We need to have more women in government, in the municipalities, in the administration, in the companies. Insha'Allah (God willing) with peace in Syria, you will be able to be very useful for your country.”.
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I fully recognize that no magic wand exists to end the problem of sexual exploitation and abuse. Nevertheless, I believe that we can dramatically improve how the United Nations addresses this scourge. We will not allow the behavior of anyone who exploits the vulnerable and destroys lives to soil our reputations, diminish our contributions, sow disillusion among our champions or undermine our values. We must break down excuses and end

We need to make as much noise as possible. Conflict, drought, climate change, disease, cholera. The combination is a

The rights of refugees and migrants are under attack. Human trafficking is on the rise. And with so many people escaping war, the international community must not escape its

We must forcibly resist calls to reinstate torture. Torture is cowardly, produces no usable information and shames every country that inflicts

Despite some generous pledges, just $90 million has actually been received so far. We are in the beginning of the year but these numbers are very worrying. Famine is already a reality in parts of South Sudan. Unless we act now, it is only a matter of time until it affects other areas and other countries. We are facing a

Peace is only possible when none of the parties to the conflict think they can win. I am not sure we are yet there in Syria. I am afraid some might still think, and I think it is a total illusion, that they might win that war, so I am not optimistic about the short-term solution for the Syria

Ambassador Churkin served the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation with distinction through some of the most challenging and momentous periods of recent

There is no Plan B to the situation between Palestinians and Israelis but a two-state solution. ... Everything must be done to preserve that

There is no alternative solution for the situation between the Palestinians and Israelis, other than the solution of establishing two states, and we should do all that can be done to maintain

The U.N. needs to be able to act with impartiality in all circumstances and cannot be biased in favor of

I do not think there is any valid reason to avoid someone who is very competent to do a job that is extremely important. Let's do everything possible to make this relationship a constructive relationship. Having said so, we need to respect our values and we need to make sure a multilateral approach to global problems is

African nations are among the world's largest and most generous hosts of refugees. African borders remain open for those who need protection, when so many borders are being closed even in some of the most developed countries in the

These statements by key officials in charge of defense and security shed doubt on the (government's) actual willingness to actively cooperate with the deployment and operationalization of the force, unless credible pressure is applied by the council and the region to support

This is the moment in which we need to assert the value of multilateralism. This is the moment in which we need to recognise that only global solutions can address global problems and that the UN is the cornerstone of that multilateral

On this New Year's Day, I ask all of you to join me in making one shared New Year's resolution: Let us resolve to put peace first. Let us make 2017 a year in which we all – citizens, governments, leaders – strive to overcome our differences. From solidarity and compassion in our daily lives, to dialogue and respect across political divides. From ceasefires on the battlefield, to compromise at the negotiating table to reach political solutions. Peace must be our goal and our

Today's paradox is that despite greater connectivity, societies are becoming more fragmented. More and more people live within their own bubbles, unable to appreciate their links with the whole human

China can play a very important role in the diplomacy for peace that the world badly needs

In a world where so many rights are not respected, to make sure that there is an effective combination in human rights, of the civil and political rights and the economic and social rights in a balanced

The dramatic problems of today's complex world can only inspire a humble approach, one in which the secretary-general alone neither has all the answers nor seeks to impose his views, one in which the secretary-general makes his good offices available working as a convener, a mediator a bridge-builder and an honest broker to help find solutions that benefit everyone

We must make sure that we are able to break this alliance between all those terrorist groups, or violent extremists on one side, and the expressions of populism and xenophobia on the other

It's absolutely essential not only to go on responding to the big emergencies that unfortunately are multiplying in the world, where power relations become unclear, and unpredictability and impunity become the name of the game, but we need to remember all those that nobody talks

We do not want more refugees, we want to avoid refugees being created and for that, peace is essential. In today's world, we need a surge of diplomacy for peace because obviously we see this multiplication of conflicts and we see that the international community seems powerless in trying to stop

An essential part of this is to convince the potential recruits of terrorist organisations that that is not the way to express their own anger or their own concerns or their own

The more it is said or the more it is done in hostility to Syrian refugees because they are Muslims, the more the chances for (Islamic State) and other groups to recruit within the borders of European countries people to do the kind of nasty things we are now

When people say they cannot receive Syrian refugees because they are Muslims, those that say it are supporting terrorist organisations and allowing them to be much more effective in recruitment of

We are witnessing a paradigm change, an unchecked slide into an era in which the scale of global forced displacement as well as the response required is now clearly dwarfing anything seen

This only demonstrates how important it is to have a robust rescue as sea mechanism, in the central Mediterranean, unfortunately Mare Nostrum was never replaced by an equivalent capacity to rescue

The decline in people drowning over the past two months is encouraging; a sign that with the right policy, backed by an effective operational response, it is possible to save more lives at

I think these measures should make the international community enhance in a very meaningful way the support to host countries, including Lebanon in this case, in order to help them cope with this enormous

We are facing what I really consider the most dangerous crisis for global peace and security since the Second World

There is a general sense of impunity. Conflicts emerge, dramatic violations of human rights appear and the international community has lost much of its capacity to prevent conflicts and solve them (in a timely way).feedback

The Lebanese people have shown striking generosity, but are struggling to cope. Lebanon hosts the highest concentration of refugees in recent history. We cannot let it shoulder this burden

It's not so difficult to define what needs to be done. It's a matter of goodwill, leadership and initiative – of those political leaders who really have an influence in the way things can develop in relation to the Syria

You can imagine that what is happening today in Lebanon, if it were in a country like Germany, would mean the equivalent of 18 million refugees, in the United States it would be 56 million refugees. This is the extent of the problem, so obviously massive support is needed for the Lebanese people and massive support is need for the Syrian

In these circumstances, the most important contribution a country can give to this humanitarian drama is to keep the borders open for those in need of

These truly are alarming numbers. They reflect individual suffering on a huge scale and they reflect the difficulties of the international community in preventing conflicts and promoting timely solutions for

It represents what the Americans spend on ice-creams in 32 days. It represents what German drivers spend on petrol in six weeks. I don't recall any bailout of any average dimension bank in the western world that has not cost five, six, seven or 10 times

I think that what is very important to underline is that we have now 250,000 refugees from Mali. With an enormous level of suffering and deprivation, they have crossed the borders of very poor countries that face dramatic food security problems: Niger, Mauritania and Burkina

Here, on the outskirts of the Somali refugee camp of Dadaab, we have the poorest of the poor, the most vulnerable of the vulnerable in the

All the Libyans are saying the Somalis are mercenaries. It's killing

There are detention circumstances that are appalling and there is an effective risk that people that deserve and need protection will be sent back to their countries of

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