UN chief urges Security Council, speak ‘with one voice’ to secure peace
New York: UN peace operations, which include peacekeeping and special political missions, “provide the space for political solutions” in some of the world’s most complex hotspots, Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Thursday.
Dialogue and cooperation needed over ‘interlinked global crises’ UN chief says in Austria
New York: The world is facing “multiple and interlinked global crises,” the UN chief told journalists in Austria on Wednesday during a joint press conference with Chancellor Karl Nehammer and Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg.
UN chief condemns ‘ongoing military coup’ in Sudan
New York: UN Secretary-General, António Guterres on Monday condemned the “ongoing military coup” in Sudan, saying Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and all other officials, “must be released immediately.” In a statement, he called for the "immediate reconstitution" of the Government, which is due to guide Sudan through to democratic elections.
UN chief: Window to avert devasting climate impacts ‘rapidly closing’
New York: No region is immune to climate disasters the UN chief told the Security Council on Thursday, warning that “our window of opportunity” to prevent the worst climate impacts is “rapidly closing”.
Oppose hatred in all its forms, UN chief urges
New York: The United Nations Secretary-General has called on the global community to stand against hatred in all its forms, and to reject the “lies and loathing” which led to the rise of Nazism and which fractures societies today.
UN chief calls for ‘peaceful, orderly and credible’ elections in Myanmar
New York: Ahead of elections in Myanmar on 8 November, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has stated his hope that the vote would help advance “inclusive sustainable development” across the country.
Extremists taking advantage of global COVID-19 lockdowns to recruit youths online: UN chief Antonio Guterres
Geneva/IBNS: UN chief Antonio Guterres alerted the world that extremist groups are taking advantage of the COVID-19 lockdowns and have intensified their efforts to recruit youths online by exploiting their anger and despair through social media.
UN chief calls for domestic violence â€˜ceasefireâ€™ amid â€˜horrifying global surgeâ€™
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.
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.
UN chief underscores value of cooperation with Southeast Asian countries
New York/IBNS: In a briefing to the Security Council on Thursday, Secretary-General António Guterres underlined the value of cooperation between the UN and the 10-member regional bloc, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
UN Secretary-General condemns â€˜horrendousâ€™ Somalia car bomb attack
New York/IBNS: Perpetrators behind the deadly terrorist attack in Somalia on Saturday must be brought to justice, the UN Secretary-General has said.
UN chief urges â€˜maximum restraintâ€™ following policy shift over northeastern Syria
New York: The UN chief on Tuesday expressed “great concern” over recent policy statements made regarding northeastern Syria, following the announcement from the United States at the start of the week, that it would withdraw troops from the area close to the border with Turkey.
DR Congo President and UN chief meet at a â€˜historic momentâ€™ for democracy in the country
New York, Sept 3 (IBNS): On the third and final day of his visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), UN chief António Guterres declared that the country is experiencing a historic moment, which could herald the development of democratic institutions.
â€˜Do somethingâ€™; UN relief chief urges Security Council action to stop the Syrian carnage unfolding â€˜in front of your eyesâ€™
New York, July 31 (IBNS): Bombing and shelling in Syria for more than 90 days by the Government and Russia have led to “carnage in the so-called de-escalation zone” of Idlib, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator told the Security Council on Tuesday, in his seventh update since the “current onslaught” began.
UN chief condemns terrorist attacks in Kenya and Somalia
New York, June 17 (IBNS): The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, condemned on Sunday the attack that took place on Saturday in Wajir County, Kenya, in which at least eight police officers were killed when their car struck an improvised explosive device (IED), and the car bomb attack in Mogadishu, Somalia, in which at least eight people were killed.