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There is an exit off ‘the highway to climate hell’, UN chief Guterres insists

“It’s climate crunch time” when it comes to tackling rising carbon emissions, the UN Secretary-General said on Wednesday, stressing that while the need for global action is unprecedented, so too are the opportunities for prosperity and sustainable development.

Antonio Guterres repeats call to Israel to halt Rafah assault as aid stocks dwindle

UN chief António Guterres reiterated his warning on Thursday against a full-scale assault on Rafah, just as aid teams issued increasingly urgent appeals for safe passage throughout Gaza, to replenish dangerously low stocks of lifesaving supplies.

Antonio Guterres urges Israel, Hamas ‘to show political courage’ and secure ceasefire

The UN Secretary-General on Tuesday reiterated his appeal to Israel to stop any escalation in Gaza, amid reports that its forces have taken over key border crossings in Rafah.

UN chief Antonio Guterres demands better protection for environment journalists

Friday marks World Press Freedom Day and UN Secretary-General António Guterres is highlighting an uptick in violence faced by journalists covering environmental issues, which has made the profession increasingly dangerous.

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls for UN 2.0 to tackle 21st century challenges

Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday emphasised the need for a “strengthened and updated” United Nations to better reach and support people around the world.

Antonio Guterres upholds UNRWA as a ‘lifeline’ following receipt of independent panel’s report

UN chief António Guterres issued an appeal on Monday to “actively support” the UN agency for Palestinians, UNRWA, adding that he accepted the final findings of an independent probe into the organisation, launched amid serious unconfirmed allegations of UNRWA collusion with Hamas fighters and as part of efforts to assess whether the agency was doing everything within its power to ensure neutrality.

Retaliatory spiral in Middle East must end, says UN chief António Guterres after reported strikes on Iran

Following reports of alleged Israeli strikes inside Iran near a nuclear power station early Friday, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres issued a new appeal to all parties to “stop the dangerous cycle of retaliation in the Middle East”.

UN chief Antonio Guterres appeals for maximum restraint in the Middle East

Recent escalations in the Middle East make it even more important to support efforts towards lasting peace between Israel and a fully independent, viable and sovereign Palestinian state, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Thursday.

United Nations chief Guterres urges disarmament now as nuclear risk reaches ‘highest point in decades’

Almost 80 years after the incineration of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, nuclear weapons still represent a clear and present danger to global peace and security, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Monday.

UN calls for united action to combat rising tide of Islamophobia

Amid a rising tide of anti-Muslim hate, top UN officials condemned the scourge on Friday as the General Assembly adopted a resolution to push back against it during commemorations marking the International Day to Combat Islamophobia.

UN chief Antonio Guterres calls for people-centered approach to combat drug stigma

The UN Secretary-General on Thursday called for “putting people first” by ending the stigma and discrimination around those who use drugs and the expansion of prevention and treatment programmes.

UN Chief calls for peace in Sudan during Ramadan

United Nations/UNI: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called on all parties to the conflict in Sudan to cease hostilities during the Islamic month of Ramadan.

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.