UN chief proposes $5.4 billion budget for 2018-2019

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today presented the Organization’s proposed programme budget for the 2018-2019 biennium, amounting to just under $5.4 billion, to the UN General Assembly’s main administrative and budget committee.

More than 120 countries back pledged reforms to shape ‘21st century UN’

More than 120 countries today declared their support for a series of reforms aimed at overhauling the United Nations bureaucracy to make the world body stronger and more responsive to the people it serves.

Guterres appoints British journalist to lead UN global communications department

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Alison Smale, a British journalist, to head the Organization's Department of Public Information as Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications.

In London, Secretary-General Guterres spotlights UN reform initiatives to rescue multilateralism

In a public lecture in London, Secretary-General António Guterres today stressed the need for reforming the United Nations to tackle main challenges the world is facing, including the changing nature of conflict.

INTERVIEW: Fast-response ‘vanguard brigade’ of peacekeepers now a reality

A “vanguard brigade” of UN Peacekeepers which can be deployed within 60 days to new trouble-spots, would have been “impossible” to envisage just two years ago.