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UN chief outlines ‘bold steps’ for education in the face of COVID-19 disruption

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption to education in history and prolonged school closures could further entrench inequalities in access to learning, the UN Secretary-General said on Tuesday, underlining the need for “bold steps” to address the crisis.

Guterres commends India and Bangladesh for life-saving work in face of deadly cyclone

The UN chief António Guterres commended the governments and people of India and Bangladesh on Saturday, for their life-saving efforts ahead of devastating Cyclone Amphan, and for the effective relief effort, wishing those survivors injured and affected by the disaster, a speedy recovery.

COVID-19 wake-up call for all nations: UN chief Antonio Guterres 

Geneva/Xinhua/UNI:  United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Monday that the COVID-19 pandemic is the greatest challenge of our age and it must be a wake-up call for all nations.

COVID-19 shows crucial role of the UN, says next General Assembly President

New York/IBNS:The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the ‘crucial role’ of the UN and its agencies, according to the veteran Turkish diplomat and parliamentarian who, as the only candidate for the top job, is slated to lead the historic 75th session of the General Assembly which begins in September.

Iraq: Guterres welcomes new Prime Minister, calls for ‘meaningful’ reforms

New York/IBNS: UN Secretary-General António Guterres and his Special Representative in Iraq, welcomed the long-delayed formation of a new Government in Baghdad on Thursday and called for meaningful reforms to be put into place to better the lives of the Iraqi people and strengthen democratic institutions.

COVID-19 pandemic, an ‘unprecedented wake-up call’ for all inhabitants of Mother Earth

New York/IBNS: In his message for International Mother Earth Day this Wednesday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres acknowledged that all eyes are on the COVID-19 pandemic, which he flagged as “an unprecedented wake-up call”

Guterres vows support for island States in twin fight against COVID-19, climate crisis

New York/IBNS: In an era of new challenges wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, Secretary-General António Guterres is pledging the UN’s continued support to small island States – longtime leaders in the global fight against the devastating impacts of climate change.

UN chief calls for greater protection for children caught up in COVID-19 crisis

New York/IBNS: The looming global recession resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic could cause hundreds of thousands of additional child deaths this year, effectively reversing recent gains in reducing infant mortality, a new UN report issued on Thursday has revealed.  

UN chief calls on religious leaders to unite in the fight against COVID-19

New York/IBNS: Religious leaders of all faiths are being urged by the UN Secretary-General to join forces and work for peace around the world and focus on the common battle to defeat COVID-19.

COVID-19 in Yemen: Saudi coalition ceasefire declared in bid to contain coronavirus

New York/IBNS: A ceasefire declaration by Saudi Arabia in war-shattered Yemen that was due to come into effect on Thursday has been welcomed by United Nations chief António Guterres as a way to promote peace and slow the advance of COVID-19.

UN chief calls for domestic violence ‘ceasefire’ amid ‘horrifying global surge’

New York/IBNS: UN chief António Guterres is calling for measures to address a “horrifying global surge in domestic violence” directed towards women and girls, linked to lockdowns imposed by governments responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UN launches COVID-19 plan that could ‘defeat the virus and build a better world’

New York/IBNS: The UN chief launched on Tuesday a new plan to counter the potentially devastating socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, calling on everyone to “act together to lessen the blow to people”.

'Solidarity, hope' and coordinated global response needed to tackle COVID-19 pandemic, says UN chief

New York/IBNS: As public fear and uncertainty grow around the COVID-19 pandemic, “more than ever before, we need solidarity, hope and the political will to see this crisis through together,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday in his first virtual press conference.

With human rights under attack, UN chief unveils blueprint for positive change

New York/IBNS: People’s basic human rights – their birth-right – are “under assault”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday, as he launched a Call to Action aimed at boosting equality and reducing suffering everywhere.

World must ‘step up’, match Pakistan’s compassion for refugees, says UN chief

New York/IBNS: Pakistan’s solidarity and compassion for hosting Afghan refugees is a remarkable blueprint that the rest of the world should follow.