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Guterres commends Libya forum for breakthrough on interim leadership deal

New York: The UN Secretary-General has praised the breakthrough made by a key committee of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum at the weekend, over an interim political leadership deal, ahead of nationwide elections at the end of the year.

Guterres welcomes Palestinian announcement of elections as ‘crucial step’ towards united

New York: The UN Secretary-General has welcomed Friday’s announcement from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of the first full parliamentary and presidential elections in 15 years, scheduled to begin in May.

Guterres to seek second five-year term as UN Secretary-General

New York: António Guterres confirmed on Monday that he will be seeking a second five-year term as UN Secretary-General, which would begin in January 2022.

Guterres ‘shocked’ at massacre of civilians in eastern DR Congo

New York: The United Nations Secretary-General has expressed shock at the massacre of civilians in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and called on the authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Lebanon: UN chief welcomes murder conviction for 1980 blue helmet killings

New York: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed Lebanon’s decision to bring to justice the man found guilty of killing two UN peacekeepers decades ago.

UN Secretary General Guterres says countries should strive to make 2021 ‘year of healing’

New York/Sputnik: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on governments across the globe to work in unity and solidarity in order to defeat the coronavirus and make next year a year of healing.

Integral to societies, migrants are central to COVID-19 recovery: Guterres

New York: The UN marks International Migrants Day on Friday, highlighting their essential contribution to societies everywhere, and underlining migrants' central role in recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Global agreement on migration 'taking root' despite pandemic challenge: Guterres

New York: The Global Compact for Migration, adopted by countries in 2018 as a comprehensive framework for cooperation on international migration, is “taking root in promising ways”, the UN Secretary General said on Tuesday.

‘Foundational and necessary change’ needed to heal post-COVID world

New York: With the COVID-19 pandemic precipitating one of the world’s worst health, socioeconomic and humanitarian crises in over a century, the UN chief told a high-level discussion on Tuesday to seize the opportunity “to make real, foundational, and necessary change”.

‘Act urgently’ to stave off catastrophic famine in Yemen: Guterres

New York: Yemen is in “imminent danger of the worst famine the world has seen for decades”, the UN chief warned in a statement released on Friday, calling for urgent action on the part of the international community to “stave off catastrophe”.

Oppose hatred in all its forms, UN chief urges

New York: The United Nations Secretary-General has called on the global community to stand against hatred in all its forms, and to reject the “lies and loathing” which led to the rise of Nazism and which fractures societies today.

Guterres congratulates Biden and Harris, hails UN-US partnership as ‘essential pillar’

New York: Senior UN officials have offered their congratulations to the president-elect of the United States Joe Biden, and vice president-elect Kamala Harris, on their election victory called on Saturday.

‘Take urgent steps’ to calm intercommunal violence in Ethiopia: Guterres

New York: Inclusive dialogue is crucial to diffuse tensions across Ethiopia, said the UN Secretary-General on Tuesday, following reports of dozens killed and injured during brutal attacks in the west of the country over the weekend.

Targeting journalists takes a toll on ‘societies as a whole’: Antonio Guterres 

New York: When journalists are targeted, “societies as a whole pay a price”, the UN chief said on Monday, the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.

Guterres urges continued dialogue between Armenia and Azerbaijan

New York: The UN chief remains “deeply concerned” over reports that hostilities in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone are continuing to affect civilians, his spokesperson said on Saturday.