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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...

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