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“2021 is a make-or-break year for collective action against the climate emergency” – UN Chief

" (...) Much more needs to be done to address the specific risks the climate crisis poses to peace and security. I see four priority areas. First, we need a greater focus on prevention through strong, ambitious climat...


Launch of the Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change – Virtual Press Conference (28 July 2020)

Virtual Press Conference by Selwin Hart, Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Climate Action and Assistant Secretary-General of the Climate Action Team on the launch of the new Youth Advisory Group on Climate C...


Individual Action on Climate: YouTubers Marissa Rachel, Shanna Lisa and Blogger Thania Peck

Interactive session. Guests: Marissa Rachel, YouTuber, Thania Peck, Fashion Influencer, and Shanna Lisa, YouTuber. This event took place on the side of the High-Level week of the 74th session of United Nations Genera...


UN Chief at the Closing of Climate Action Summit 2019

Closing remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General, at the Closing of Climate Action Summit 2019. Secretary-General António Guterres had warned world leaders not to come to his landmark Climate Action Summit with...


Greta Thunberg (Young Climate Activist) at the Climate Action Summit 2019 – Official Video

Greta Thunberg, Young Climate Activist, at the Opening of the Climate Action Summit 2019. Global emissions are reaching record levels and show no sign of peaking. The last four years were the four hottest on record, ...


António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) at the Climate Action Summit 2019

António Guterres, UN Secretary-General, at the Opening of the Climate Action Summit 2019. Global emissions are reaching record levels and show no sign of peaking. The last four years were the four hottest on record...


My generation until now has failed to preserve the planet – UN Chief

Remarks by H.E. Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, at the Youth Climate Summit. UN chief António Guterres, who was participating in the Summit as ‘keynote listener’, said one of the problems with...


The People’s Seat: Speak up on climate change #TakeYourSeat

The UN is launching a new seat – The People's Seat – that will give everyone a seat at the table at COP24, the UN Climate Change Conference happening this December. The People’s Seat will allow peopleto “virtually si...


Secretary-General António Guterres Urges Global Observation of Earth Hour

Secretary-General António Guterres calls for a global observance of Earth Hour, calling for turning out the lights and turning up the pressure for a healthy planet.


Service and Sacrifice: Cameroonian peacekeeper empowering women and girls

Gladys Ngwepekeum Nkeh is a United Nations Police (UNPOL) officer from Cameroon, working with the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic. She partners with local communities in Bangui to ensure secur...


Bangladeshi UN Peacekeepers Deliver Critical Medical Aid to Remote Communities

Bangladeshi Blue Helmets deployed with the United Nations peacekeeping operation in Mali are traveling to remote parts of the country to provide critical medical assistance to individuals in need. This benefits Malian...


Monaco: Statement 2016 UN Climate Change high-level event

United Nations - Statement by S.A.S. Le Prince Albert II, Prince de Monaco. A special high-level event took place at the UN General Assembly on 21 September 2016 to accelerate the entry into force of the Paris Agree...