António Guterres

24 Jun: António Guterres: “We must step up global vaccination efforts”

(Source: European Parliament)

The newly re-elected UN Secretary-General reiterated the need for a global vaccination plan for COVID-19, in a speech at the European Parliament on Thursday.

In his second speech in Parliament as United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres said that the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed utterly inadequate health systems, huge gaps in social protection and major inequalities within and between countries.

“While some countries are slowly starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, the virus remains a threatening reality in many places around the world, and therefore to us all”, he pointed out, calling for …

23 Jun: Statement by President von der Leyen with António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations

(Source: European Commission)

Dear António Guterres,

What a pleasure to have you here, and a warm welcome to the European Commission.

First of all, let me congratulate you for your appointment for a second mandate. I think the United Nations are very lucky and can be very grateful to have you at the helm of this big institution.

And I wanted to assure you that – and you know that – the European Union and the European Commission always stand by your side. We support you in your tireless work to strengthen multilateralism and to improve the rules-based order, globally, …