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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. 

Burkina Faso: Dozens killed in clashes, UN chief condemns attacks

New York, Jan 6 (IBNS): More than 40 civilians have been reportedly killed during intercommunal clashes this week in northern Burkina Faso, prompting UN Secretary-General António Guterres to issue a statement on Friday night condemning the violence and “deteriorating security situation” in parts of the West African country.

UN chief expresses ‘full confidence’ in top Somalia official following Government expulsion

New York, Jan 5 (IBNS): The UN Secretary-General said on Friday he “deeply regrets” the Somali Government’s decision to expel his Special Representative in the country, adding that he had “full confidence” in Nicholas Haysom’s abilities and track record as an international civil servant.

UN chief welcomes G20 commitment to fight climate change

New York, Dec 3 (IBNS): UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has welcomed the declaration released on Saturday at the conclusion of the 2018 G20 meeting of the world’s leading economies, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which reaffirms a commitment to raise ambition in the fight against climate change.

World cannot be transformed without ‘ingenuity of the countries of the South’: UN Chief

New York, Nov 28 (IBNS): The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the plan to transform the world agreed at the UN by 193 countries, cannot happen without “the ideas, energy, and tremendous ingenuity of the countries of the South,” said UN chief António Guterres on Wednesday, speaking at the opening session of the 2018 Global South-South Development Expo (GSSD Expo), alongside María Fernanda Espinosa, President of the General Assembly, and other senior UN officials.

UN chief condemns deadly attacks in Pakistan

New York, Nov 24 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned terrorist attacks in the Pakistani city of Karachi and at a market in the north-west province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and expressed hope that those behind the acts will be swiftly brought to justice.

Ending inequality means ending ‘global pandemic’ of violence against women – UN chief

New York, Nov 20 (IBNS): Until women and girls can live free of fear, violence and insecurity, the world cannot pride itself on being fair and equal, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday, commemorating theInternational Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, marked annually on 25 November.

United States: UN chief ‘deeply saddened’ by deadly California wildfires

New York, Nov 14 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has expressed “deep sadness” over the loss of lives and damages caused by devastating wildfires in the state of California in the United States.

Marginalized voices must be ‘included and amplified’ in digital technology space: UN Chief

New York, Nov 13 (IBNS): New thinking is needed to better address deep gender gaps in access to digital technologies, seek out networks of the increasingly active elderly population, and support young people facing a rapidly transforming labour market, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told delegates on Monday, at the 2018 Internet Governance Forum (IGF), hosted in Paris by the UN Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

States with power and influence to end suffering of Yemenis must take action ‘immediately’ – UN rights chief

New York, Nov 11 (IBNS): “Outraged” by the “unconscionable toll” caused by the escalation of hostilities in Yemen, the UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, on Saturday, urged the warring parties and those supplying them with weapons, to take immediate steps to end the suffering of civilians.