"The United Nations is a reflection of the world as it is – and an aspiration of the world we know it can be." — António Guterres
With a new session of the General Assembly comes a new President of the General Assembly.
The 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly marks a crucial milestone in the journey towards achieving the 2030 Agenda and the urgent need to put the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) back on track.
On this day in 1979 the Vienna International Centre opened its doors for the first time. Now 44 years later it is home to 20 UN organizations with people from more than 125 countries working here.
"In these turbulent times, the work of the United Nations is more necessary than ever to reduce suffering, prevent crises, manage risks and build a sustainable future for all." - António Guterres, Secretary-General
United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres says he believes in the power of young people. Peace, economic dynamism, social justice, tolerance, all these and more depend on tapping into the potential of youth.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has made proposals to reform the United Nations since the beginning of his term in January 2017.
The COVID-19 pandemic is more than a health crisis; it is an economic crisis, a humanitarian crisis, a security crisis, and a human rights crisis. This crisis has highlighted severe fragilities and inequalities within and among nations. Coming out of this crisis will require a whole-of-society, whole-of-government and whole-of-the-world approach driven by compassion and solidarity.
Our Common Agenda is an agenda of action, designed to strengthen and accelerate multilateral agreements – particularly the 2030 Agenda – and make a tangible difference in people’s lives.
António Guterres has been re-appointed as UN Secretary-General for a second term, pledging as his priority, to continue helping the world chart a course out of the COVID-19 pandemic.