Create conditions for ‘harmony between humankind and nature’, UN chief says on sidelines of G20 in Japan

The world needs to create conditions for “harmony between humankind and nature”, Secretary-General António Guterres said in Osaka, Japan, during a meeting on Saturday with the Foreign Ministers of China and France, on the margins of the G20 summit.

Amidst ‘high political tension’, UN chief appeals to G20 leaders for stronger commitment to climate action, economic cooperation 

The annual G20 summit of leaders from the largest and fastest-growing economies, got underway on Friday in Osaka, Japan, against a backdrop of what UN Secretary-General António Guterres described as “a moment of high political tension”.

UN chief welcomes G20 commitment to fight climate change

UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has welcomed the declaration released on Saturday at the conclusion of the 2018 G20 meeting of the world’s leading economies, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which reaffirms a commitment to raise ambition in the fight against climate change.

G20 told crucial COP24 climate change conference 'must succeed': Guterres

During press briefings at the beginning of the G20 meeting of industrialized nations in Buenos Aires, UN Secretary António Guterres described the event as an essential forum, citing a lack of confidence and high level of confrontation within the international community.

Back from G20, Ban considering proposals to prompt political solution to Syria crisis

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said that two-and-half years of conflict in Syria have produced only “embarrassing paralysis” in the Security Council and that he was considering proposals to the 15-member body in the search for a political solution.

At G20 summit, Ban, UN-Arab League Envoy push for political solution to Syria crisis

With the world focused on the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the joint United Nations-Arab League Envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi, reiterated to leaders attending the Group of 20 (G20) summit in St. Petersburg the need to “push even harder” for a political solution to end the bloodshed in the war-torn Middle Eastern country.

UN lauds G-20 decision to exempt agency’s food purchases from export restrictions

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed the decision by the Group of 20 (G20) major economies to ensure that the agency’s humanitarian food purchases do not face export restrictions or extraordinary taxes, saying the move would ensure vital food assistance continues to reach people in need.

Ban calls on G-20 countries to lead sustainable and jobs-rich economic recovery

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on leaders of the world’s biggest economies meeting in Cannes to ensure a global recovery that is sustainable, inclusive and creates real change for those hit hardest.

General Assembly President stresses global partnership to address economic crisis

The President of the General Assembly, Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, has underlined the need for international partnerships to tackle the global financial crisis as the world’s economies become increasingly complex and mutually interdependent.

Ban calls on G-20 summit to show boldness to solve global economic crisis

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on the world’s biggest economies to heed the voices of global public protest at their G-20 summit next week and show the bold leadership needed to resolve the global economic crisis and achieve sustainable development.