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Situation in Gaza ‘growing more desperate by the hour’, alerts UN chief Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General António Guterres began his official visit to Nepal by extending deep condolences to the families of the 10 Nepalese students killed in the terror attacks by Hamas in Israel, and once again called for the protection of all civilians in Gaza, where, he said, “the situation is growing more desperate by the hour.”

UN chief proposes $3.3 billion budget for 2024

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday introduced a $3.3 billion programme budget for the Organization in 2024, amidst an array of global challenges ranging from conflicts, human rights violations, inequalities, and climate disasters.

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 ‘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.

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 ‘horrendous’ 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 ‘maximum restraint’ 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 ‘historic moment’ 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.