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Climate change: An 'existential threat' to humanity, UN chief warns global summit

New York, May 16 (IBNS): None of the world’s challenges loom as large as climate change, the United Nations chief told a major climate action summit on Tuesday, reiterating his belief that global warming poses an “existential threat” to humanity.

‘Much work to do and no time to waste’ in cybercrime fight, says UN chief

New York, May 15 (IBNS): The UN body focussing on crime prevention and criminal justice, opened its annual session in Vienna on Monday, calling for a more integrated global response to continuing and emerging challenges, including cybercrime.

‘Problems can be solved’ by cooperation says UN chief, welcoming North Korean pledge to close nuclear test site

New York, May 15 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the commitment by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to dismantle its nuclear test site at Punggye-ri as an important “confidence-building measure” that that will support efforts towards sustainable peace and verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Armenia: Welcoming peaceful nature of protests, UN chief asks for continued stability

New York, Apr 25 (IBNS): Following the resignation of Armenia’s Prime Minister in the wake of mass protests, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for the continued respect of the rule of law and human rights, as well as for the maintenance of peace and stability in Armenia and the wider region.

UN chief applauds Sierra Leoneans for peaceful elections; congratulates new President

New York, Apr 6 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres took note of the announcement by the National Electoral Commission on 4 April of the final results of the presidential run-off election in Sierra Leone, the UN Spokesman said Thursday.

Nigeria: UN chief condemns killing of aid workers by Boko Haram insurgents

New York, Mar 3 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the killing of three aid workers Thursday night in Rann town in Borno state, Nigeria, following an attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.

UN chief condemns Mogadishu attacks, reiterates support in fight against terrorism

New York, Feb 25 (JEN): Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned the 23 February attacks in Mogadishu, Somalia, which claimed the lives of many civilians and injured numerous others.

UN chief Guterres unveils proposals to end 'scourge' of sexual exploitation and abuse

New York, Mar 9 (Just Earth News): Underscoring that the United Nations should not be, in any way, associated with the vile and vicious crimes of rape, sexual violence, exploitation and abuse, Secretary-General António Guterres has outlined a new victim-centred approach to prevent and respond to such abuses committed by those serving under the UN flag.

Guterres announces steps towards reforming Organization’s peace and security architecture

New York, Feb 15 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday announced the establishment of an internal review team that will take forward the reforms to the UN Secretariat peace and security strategy, functioning and architecture, which he outlined when he was appointed the Secretary-General last year.

In Dubai, UN chief addresses deficit of trust between governments, citizens and institutions

New York, Feb 14 (Just Earth News): The world faces a “terrible lack of trust,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday addressing the World Government Summit in the Emirati city of Dubai, and called for reconciliation between people, their governments and global multilateral institutions.