UNA-UK will host H.E. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, for his first major public speech in the UK on the afternoon of Wednesday 10 May at Central Hall Westminster.
We expect this event will take place between 1pm and 3pm subject to confirmation. Mr Guterres’s speech will be followed by an interactive session.
Tickets are limited and will sell out quickly. Secure your place here. There is a 10% discount for UNA-UK members using the promotional code sent in an email.
Mr Guterres took office on 1 January this year, following the most transparent selection process in UN history, which UNA-UK campaigned to achieve. Prior to his appointment, he served as UN High Commissioner for Refugees (2005–2015), earning a reputation for speaking truth to power, and as Prime Minister of Portugal (1995–2002), during which time he was heavily involved in the international effort to resolve the crisis in East Timor.
He takes up the UN’s reins at a time of growing global instability, when many have lost confidence in political leadership and institutions. Having witnessed firsthand the suffering in refugee camps and war zones, he is determined to make human dignity the core of his work, and to serve as a peace broker, a bridge-builder and a promoter of reform and innovation.