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Guterres calls for ‘paradigm shift’ to recover from COVID setbacks

New York: A “paradigm shift” aligning the private sector with the global goals is needed to address the challenges of the future, including those triggered by COVID-19, the UN chief said on Monday, addressing the Financing for Development (FfD) Forum.

Guterres highlights power of sport for inclusive, sustainable future

New York: The United Nations Secretary-General on Tuesday urged everyone involved in the sport sector to help advance climate action, combat discrimination and prejudice, and ensure that global sporting events leave a positive legacy.

Guterres urges ‘decisive action’ to stave off debt crisis in developing world

New York: Though significant steps have been taken to prevent debt crises across the world sparked by the COVID-19 crisis, they have not been sufficient to restore economic stability in many developing countries, according to a policy brief issued by the UN Secretary-General on Monday.

UN staff must be protected, as they undertake life-saving work, Guterres says on International Day

New York: The United Nations Secretary-General has called on all countries to support the international treaty protecting UN staff and associated personnel, to ensure all those who carry out the vital work of the Organization have the safety they need to fulfill their mission.

Scores of schools ‘reportedly occupied’ by security forces in Myanmar, as Guterres condemns continuing brutality

New York: Security forces in Myanmar have reportedly occupied more than 60 schools and university campuses across the country, marking a further escalation of the crisis, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday.  In a statement issued later in the day, the UN Secretary-General condemned the "continuing brutal violence" being directed at peaceful protesters as the death toll mounts.

Myanmar: UN, US express concern regarding reports of violence

Washington/UNI: The United Nations and the US State Department have both condemned Myanmar's military rulers for their reported use of force against protesters.

Guterres welcomes US decision to re-engage with the Human Rights Council

New York: The UN Secretary-General has welcomed a commitment from the new US administration to “re-engage immediately and robustly” with the Human Rights Council, following the withdrawal of the United States from the multilateral body nearly three years ago.

Guterres welcomes US decision to restore funding to UNFPA

New York: The United Nations Secretary-General, on Thursday, welcomed the United States administration’s announcement to restore funding to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), calling it a “powerful message” for women and girls globally.

Guterres calls for ‘renewed approach to multilateralism’, through new peacebuilding appeal

New York: Against the backdrop of a COVID-19 crisis that has exacerbated pre-pandemic challenges and a global ceasefire appeal to combat it, the UN chief called for new peacebuilding funds on Tuesday, promising a “renewed approach to multilateralism and international cooperation”.

In Davos speech, UN chief highlights private sector role in pandemic recovery

New York: The private sector has a key role to play in lifting countries out of both the COVID-19 and climate crises, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told international business leaders on Monday.

Antonio Guterres hails entry into force of treaty banning nuclear weapons

New York: The first multilateral nuclear disarmament treaty in more than two decades, came into force just after midnight on Friday, hailed by the UN Secretary-General as “an important step towards a world free of nuclear weapons”.

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.