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25-Jul-2020 United Nations

UN chief appoints new executive director of International Trade Centre

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced the appointment of Pamela Coke-Hamilton of Jamaica as executive director of the International Trade Centre (ITC), the joint agency of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)...

21-Jul-2020 United Nations

UN chief calls for combatting racism in all manifestations

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on the international community to promote justice and combat racism in all its manifestations."Every day, in our work across the world, we must strive to do our part to promote inclusion, justice and...

25-Sep-2019 United Nations

Gandhi solar park, peace garden inaugurated at UN

Leaders from around the world joined hands in the spirit of Gandhian universality to inaugurate a solar facility and roof garden at the UN headquarters and a garden with trees from across the US dedicated to the Mahatma on his 150th birth year.Secretary-General...

20-Jun-2019 United Nations

Antonio Guterres calls for restraint amid new Iran-US tension

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday asked for maximum restraint after Iran shot down a US drone."He is very concerned about this latest development, about the shooting down of the drone," Guterres' spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters,...

13-Dec-2018 Copenhagen (Denmark)

Yemen government, Houthis agree to truce in Hodeida : Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday said Yemeni government representatives and Houthi insurgents had agreed to a ceasefire in the embattled city of Hodeida.Guterres said it marked an important step in the ongoing peace negotiations between...

08-Dec-2018 United Nations

UN chief asks world to prevent genocide

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has asked the international community to prevent rather than react to genocide as the crime does not happen overnight."Genocide is deliberate and premeditated and requires serious preparations that take time. Those...

10-Nov-2018 United Nations

Antonio Guterres calls for multilateralism to tackle global challenges

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for a reformed, reinvigorated and strengthened multilateral system to deal with today's global challenges."Toward that end, we need a stronger commitment to a rules-based order, with the UN at its center,...

29-Oct-2018 United Nations

UN chief voices concern over deepening political crisis in Sri Lanka

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed concern over the deepening political crisis in Sri Lanka and called for restraint from all parties in the island country.Guterres is following the latest developments in Sri Lanka with great concern, said...

16-Oct-2018 United Nations

UN chief calls for action to protect rights of rural women

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called for action to protect the rights of rural women and girls on the occasion of the International Day of Rural Women.The empowerment of rural women and girls is essential to building a prosperous, equitable...

12-Oct-2018 Jakarta

UN chief visits Indonesia quake, tsunami survivors

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday visited the survivors of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi killing 2,073 people.Accompanied by Indonesia's Vice President Jusuf Kalla, Guterres examined the damage...

10-Oct-2018 United Nations

Had excellent cooperation with Haley : Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed his "deep appreciation for the excellent cooperation and support" of US Ambassador Nikki Haley, who earlier handed in her resignation at the White House.The Secretary-General's spokesman, Stephan Dujarric,...

09-Oct-2018 United Nations

UN chief calls for urgent climate action in response to IPCC report

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for urgent climate action after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report that asks to keep global warming by 1.5 degrees Celsius.To meet the 1.5 degrees target, rather than the...

03-Oct-2018 Amritsar

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres visits Golden Temple

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday visited Amritsar's Golden Temple complex, where the holiest of Sikh shrines Harmandir Sahib is located.Guterres, the first UN head to have visited the shrine, offered prayers at the holy temple."I...

03-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Secretary General of United Nations calls on the President

Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General of United Nations, called on the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (October 3, 2018).Welcoming Mr Guterres on his first visit to India as Secretary General of the United Nations, the President...

03-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Narendra Modi receives UN Champions of the Earth award

Climate and culture are directly linked as without this calamity cannot be avoided, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said after he was conferred the 'Champions of Earth' award of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) here on Wednesday."Climate and calamity have direct...

02-Oct-2018 United Nations

UN chief urges Macedonia to proceed with name change

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday urged the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to proceed with the name change it has agreed on with Greece.Greece's objection to its neighbour's use of "Republic of Macedonia" as its official name has stalled...

29-Sep-2018 United Nations

UN chief urges immediate action on climate change

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday that climate change is absolute priority, while urging the international community to take immediate action.Speaking at a meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), an intergovernmental organization,...

24-Sep-2018 United Nations

UN chief hails famine prevention mechanism

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has hailed the World Bank/United Nations Famine Action Mechanism (FAM) as an important new tool to help predict and prevent famine.With the cooperation of humanitarian development organisations, tech companies, academia,...

21-Sep-2018 United Nations

UN chief sees multilateral diplomacy under threat

Leading with a plea for implementation of the recent bilateral breakthrough to spare Idlib in Syria, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said his "overriding concern" is for international, multilateral diplomacy."I call on all the parties to implement...

11-Sep-2018 United Nations

UN chief Antonio Guterres calls for efforts to stem corruption

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called for more efforts from member states to fight corruption.People across the world continue to express outrage at the corruption of their leaders, and at how deeply corruption is embedded in societies....

09-Sep-2018 United Nations

UN chief welcomes Horn of Africa rapprochement

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday welcomed the visit by foreign ministers of Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia to Djibouti, hailing it as "another important step" in the rapprochement among the countries in the Horn of Africa region.In a statement...

08-Aug-2018 Tokyo

N.Korea must denuclearize verifiably, irreversibly : UN Chief

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday stressed the need for North Korea to commit to dismantling its nuclear weapons through a "verifiable and irreversible" process.Guterres arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday night to participate in a ceremony to...

07-Aug-2018 United Nations

UN chief condoles deaths in Indonesia quake

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed condolence over the devastating loss of life, injuries and damage caused by the earthquake in Indonesia's Lombok island.In a statement on Monday through UN deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq, Guterres...

31-Jul-2018 United Nations

UN chief Antonio Guterres calls for efforts to end human trafficking

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called for global efforts to end the scourge of human trafficking.In a message on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, which falls on July 30, Guterres said that human trafficking knows no borders."Human...

26-Jul-2018 United Nations

UN chief condemns suicide attack in Pakistan

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned Wednesday's suicide attack outside a polling station in Pakistan's Quetta that killed 31 people, said his spokesman.Guterres extended his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and to the...

05-Apr-2018 United Nations

Protectionism is not answer to today's problems : Antonio Guterres

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said "the answer to today's problems is not protectionism, is not isolationism"."I am a strong believer in multilateralism to address global problems. There is no way global problems can be addressed on...

05-Apr-2018 United Nations

Antonio Guterres reiterates concern over Kashmir situation

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has reiterated his concern over the situation in Kashmir and his call for protecting civilians."The Secretary General has expressed and will continue to express his concern at the situation," his Spokesperson Stephane...

27-Mar-2018 United Nations

UN chief shocked by Myanmar general's Rohingya remarks

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was shocked by the remarks made by Myanmar Army chief regarding the Rohingya Muslim minority."The Secretary-General is shocked at reports of remarks attributed to Myanmar Senior General U Min Aung Hlaing," Guterres'...

21-Mar-2018 New York

UN chief calls for elimination of racial discrimination

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that it is time all nations and all people live up to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which recognises the inherent dignity and equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human race.The UN...

12-Mar-2018 United Nations

Change unequal power dynamics against women : Antonio Guterres

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Monday that it is important to change the unequal power dynamics that underpin discrimination and violence against women."Progress for women and girls means changing the unequal power dynamics that underpin...

02-Feb-2018 United Nations

Sex assault on infant, girl in India, Pakistan 'heart-breaking': UN

Sex assaults on an infant in India and on a girl in Pakistan are "heart-breaking" but the "scourge" of violence against girls affects all countries, Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said.Asked by a reporter,...

17-Jan-2018 United Nations

Iran nuclear deal must be safeguarded : Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has stressed the importance of an international deal on Iran's nuclear issue on the second anniversary of the implementation of the agreement."The secretary-general remains convinced that the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive...

11-Jan-2018 United Nations

Migration is positive global phenomenon : Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday asked governments to treat migration as a positive global phenomenon and refrain from setting up barriers to legal international migration."Let me emphasize: migration is a positive global phenomenon. It...

11-Dec-2017 United Nations

Human rights situation improves : Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said the overall human rights situation has improved over the decades but problems remain."Over seven decades, humanity has achieved considerable progress. People around the world have gained progressively greater...

29-Sep-2017 United Nations

Attacks on Hindus in Rakhine, terrorism threat raised in UNSC

Attacks on Hindus and other minorities in Myanmar's Rakhine state and the threats from terrorism were raised on Thursday in the UN Security Council while members strongly condemned Myanmar's onslaught on Rohingyas that led to the refugee crisis.Secretary-General...

27-Sep-2017 United Nations

UN chief deplores lack of attention to human trafficking

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday deplored the lack of world attention to human trafficking, a menace that he said is omnipresent."Too often, human traffickers operate with impunity, and receive much less attention than, for instance, drug...

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