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UN chief appalled by ‘tragic human toll’ of ongoing Gaza war

The UN Secretary-General said on Thursday he was “appalled by the tragic human toll of the conflict in Gaza” where more than 30,000 people have now reportedly been killed and over 70,000 injured.

Two-State solution the only path to a just, lasting peace, says Antonio Guterres on Israel-Gaza crisis

Secretary-General António Guterres underscored on Wednesday (January 31, 2024) the critical role of the UN committee on the rights of Palestinians in the face of the ongoing and escalating war in Gaza, stressing that only a two-State solution can ensure a just and lasting peace and stability in the Middle East region.

Antonio Guterres asks countries to reverse UNRWA funding suspension

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has appealed to the countries that suspended funding to the UN agency assisting Palestine refugees (UNRWA) to reconsider their decisions, to ensure continuity of its vital humanitarian operations.

Antonio Guterres says Africa is now a ‘global epicentre’ of terrorism

In just a matter of years, Africa has become the “global epicentre of terrorism”, with groups such as Da’esh, Al-Qaida and their affiliates exploiting local conflicts and fragilities to serve their own ends, the UN Secretary-General said on Wednesday, calling for violent extremism to be rooted out.

Antonio Guterres repeats call for Gaza ceasefire, release of hostages at Non-Aligned Movement summit

UN Secretary-General António Guterres repeated his call for a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza and the unconditional release of all hostages, in an address to the latest summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), which concluded in Kampala, Uganda, on Saturday.

UN chief Antonio Guterres warns against Red Sea escalation

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged countries to avoid an escalation in the situation in the Red Sea, where Houthi rebels in Yemen have been attacking commercial vessels amid the ongoing war in Gaza.

Uphold freedoms, fulfill the promise of human rights, urges UN chief

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday called on world leaders to rely on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) as a roadmap to not only uphold human rights but also prevent wars, combat hatred, rebuild trust and build a sustainable future for all.

UN chief Antonio Guterres says he will not give up appealing for Gaza-Israel humanitarian ceasefire

The UN Secretary-General on Sunday pledged that he would “not give up” on appealing for a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, adding that inaction on the Security Council was undermining its credibility.

UN chief Antonio Guterres says world is witnessing an unparalleled and unprecedented level of civilian death due to Israel-Palestine conflict

The UN chief said on Monday that in the current conflict between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in Gaza, the world is witnessing an "unparalleled and unprecendented" level of civilian death, compared to any other conflict since he became Secretary-General in 2017.

At UK’s AI Summit, Antonio Guterres says risks outweigh rewards without global oversight

The UN Secretary-General on Thursday (November 2, 2023) stressed that global oversight of emerging artificial intelligence (AI) technology should be based on the UN Charter’s core principles and ensure full respect for human rights.

UN calls for global action to turn cities into engines of sustainable development

Marking World Cities Day on Tuesday, the UN Secretary-General emphasised the vital role cities play in sustainable development as catalysts for economic growth and innovation.

Israel-Hamas crisis: UN chief Antonio Guterres blasts ‘completely inadequate’ levels of aid for Gaza civilians

The UN chief on Tuesday said levels of aid allowed into the stricken Gaza Strip are “completely inadequate” to meet the rising needs of civilians trapped there amidst the intensifying fighting.

‘Stop the madness’ of climate change, UN chief Antonio Guterres declares

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday called on the world to “stop the madness” of climate change as he visited the Everest region in Nepal where melting glaciers are putting entire communities at risk of extinction.

Situation in Gaza ‘growing more desperate by the hour’, alerts UN chief Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General António Guterres began his official visit to Nepal by extending deep condolences to the families of the 10 Nepalese students killed in the terror attacks by Hamas in Israel, and once again called for the protection of all civilians in Gaza, where, he said, “the situation is growing more desperate by the hour.”

Israel-Hamas conflict: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls for immediate ceasefire

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for an immediate ceasefire to 'ease epic suffering, make the delivery of aid easier and safer and facilitate the release of hostages', in the Gaza Strip.