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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.

‘Do something’; UN relief chief urges Security Council action to stop the Syrian carnage unfolding ‘in front of your eyes’

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. 

North Korea sends letter to UN Chief, calls its Cargo ship seizure by US 'outrageous'

Tokyo, May 18 (Sputnik) North Korea's permanent representative to the United Nations has sent a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, stressing that the recent seizure of a North Korean cargo ship by the US forces is an "outrageous and unlawful" act, the North's official Korean Central News Agency said on Saturday.

From his room with a view, UN chief takes to Instagram with an eye on hope and a brighter future

New York, May 10 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has long highlighted the importance of young people in addressing the challenges confronting the world. And on 4 May, he took a page from their book and opened an Instagram account, reinforcing his role as the UN’s “lead influencer”.

‘Counter and reject’ leaders who seek to ‘exploit differences’ between us, urges Guterres at historic mosque in Cairo

New York, Apr 3 (IBNS): Speaking in Cairo’s historic al-Azhar mosque on Tuesday, UN chief António Guterres issued a call for societies, faiths and cultures everywhere to “focus on what unites us”, urging everyone to work together towards realizing the 2030 Agenda “for the collective benefit of all”.

‘Power is not given, power is taken’, UN chief tells women activists, urging push-back against status quo

New York, Mar 14 (IBNS): After hearing from many of the world’s top women politicians on Tuesday in a session on “Women in Power”, Secretary-General António Guterres, held a Town Hall meeting for civil society activists where he underscored the importance of women seizing the initiative in the struggle for gender equality.

Parliamentarians directly called to take action on global issues by UN chief

New York, Feb 22 (IBNS): Addressing parliament elected officials from around the world gathered at United Nations Headquarters in New York on Thursday for an annual hearing, UN chief António Guterres called for their support on legislation and financing of global solutions to global problems, such as climate change, uncoordinated migration and the dangers of some new technologies.

UN agencies call for action to bolster rights of Europe’s stateless children

New York, Feb 15 (IBNS): United Nations agencies are calling on States and regional organizations across Europe to take urgent action to ensure that thousands of currently stateless children are given the support and protection they deserve.