"As we mark this International Day of Peace, people and our planet are in crisis." — António Guterres
"United Nations peacekeepers are the beating heart of our commitment to a more peaceful world. For 75 years, they have supported people and communities rocked by conflict and upheaval across the globe." — António Guterres
"On this first-ever International Day for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Awareness, the global community gathers around a fundamental conviction.
Nuclear, chemical, biological, and unpredictable autonomous and other indiscriminate weapon systems have no place in our world." — António Guterres
“The one-year mark of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine stands as a grim milestone — for the people of Ukraine and for the international community. That invasion is an affront to our collective conscience. It is a violation of the United Nations Charter and international law. It is having dramatic humanitarian and human rights consequences. And the impact is being felt far beyond Ukraine.” — António Guterres
The 25th anniversary year of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), which opened for signature on 24 September 1996, has generated fresh momentum towards securing a world free of nuclear testing by anyone, anywhere, for all time.
Seventy-seven years ago, nuclear weapons were dropped on the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
By resolution 71/258, the General Assembly decided to convene in 2017 a United Nations conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination.
For the people of Ukraine, the Russian invasion is a waking nightmare, and a humanitarian disaster on a terrifying scale. But the war is also fast becoming a matter of life and death for vulnerable people around the world.
What is the United Nations doing to help people in and outside of Ukraine? Secondary school students from around Austria joined an online briefing with experts from various Vienna based UN bodies to answer exactly this question.
An Open Letter from the High Level Panel on Water - March 2018
Speaking to the press in the Austrian capital, Vienna, Mr. Guterres also expressed hope that the “positive momentum” will be consolidated during the summit between the United States and North Korea, scheduled for next month.
Op-ed by Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - April 2018