Antonio Guterres

The Secretary-General's message on United Nations Day

Our world faces many grave challenges.Widening conflicts and inequality.Extreme weather and deadly intolerance.Security threats – including nuclear weapons. We have the tools and wealth to overcome these challenges. All we need is the will. The world’s problems transcend borders.We...

Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 12:00 AM

Peacekeeping is cost effective, but must adapt to new reality

When I entered the United Nations Secretariat building for the first time as Secretary-General in January, my first act was to lay a wreath honoring more than 3,500 United Nations staff who died in the service of peace. Later that same week, two Blue Helmets were killed in the Central African...

Saturday, June 3, 2017, 12:00 AM

Women’s rights are human rights

Women’s rights are human rights. But in these troubled times, as our world becomes more unpredictable and chaotic, the rights of women and girls are being reduced, restricted and reversed. Empowering women and girls is the only way to protect their rights and make sure they can realize their...

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 12:00 AM

Africa a continent of hope

Far too often, the world views Africa through the prism of problems.  When I look to Africa, I see a continent of hope, promise and vast potential. I am committed to building on those strengths and establishing a higher platform of cooperation between the United Nations and the leaders and...

Monday, February 13, 2017, 12:00 AM

Stop whining and look for the money

Editor,Allow me to respond to Sunny Ntayombya’s opinion,  “Is it possible to own a house before 50?”,  which appeared in Wednesday’s issue of The New Times. In many countries real estate keeps appreciating unless there is a crisis like depression. I am sure when...

Thursday, June 7, 2012, 12:00 AM

People on the move

GENEVA -- The 21st century will be defined by the movement of people from one country and continent to another. The number living outside their homeland already stands at some 200 million, the same as the population of Brazil, the fifth largest country in the world.  Looking to the future, it...

Monday, December 10, 2007, 12:00 AM

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