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‘What is good for Africa is good for the world’ says UN chief on International Day

New York, May 26 (IBNS): Praising efforts by African countries to alleviate poverty and build more stable societies, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres pledged his on-going support for ending conflict and building peace across the continent.

UN chief launches new disarmament agenda ‘to secure our world and our future’

New York, May 25 (IBNS): The United Nations chief announced a bold new vision for global disarmament on Thursday, to help eliminate nuclear arsenals and other deadly weapons from a world that is just “one mechanical, electronic and human error away” from destruction.

UN chief condemns ‘appalling’ terrorist attacks on churches in Indonesian port city

New York, May 14 (IBNS): UN Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the wave of suicide attacks earlier today on worshipers at three churches in Surabaya, Indonesia, the country’s second largest city.

UN chief hails Japan-China-South Korea cooperation to ‘denuclearize’ Peninsula

New York, May 11 (IBNS): United Nations chief António Guterres has welcomed the Japan-China-South Korea summit held on Wednesday and their effort to cooperate in ridding the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons.

Avoid ‘new conflagration’ urges UN chief, in wake of military escalation in Golan

New York, May 11 (IBNS): The United Nations chief has called for an immediate halt to all hostile acts and provocative actions to “avoid a new conflagration” in the Middle East, following reported exchanges of artillery fire over the Golan Heights.

In Cuba, UN chief stresses Latin America’s courageous ‘development vision’

New York, May 9 (IBNS): The United Nations chief on Tuesday highlighted the central role he hopes Latin America and the Caribbean region will play in ensuring “fair globalization” that leaves no one behind.

UN chief denounces attack on village in north-west Nigeria

New York, May 8 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned an attack this weekend on a village in the Nigerian province of Kaduna and underscored the need to hold the perpetrators to account.

UN chief condemns violence in Central African Republic capital Bangui

New York, May 4 (IBNS): Voicing concern over inflammatory rhetoric in the wake of widespread violence in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on all actors to remain calm and to work together to bring peace to the country.

Unity in Security Council was key to recent easing of tensions on Korean Peninsula – UN chief

New York, Apr 24 (IBNS): The unity within the Security Council played an essential role in creating the positive momentum that led to a decision by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to suspend nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles, the United Nations chief said Monday, noting however that the 15-member body has so far failed to achieve such unity to tackle the Syrian crisis.

UN chief urges Myanmar's leaders to take ‘unified stance’ against hatred in the country

New York, Mar 27 (JEN): A United Nations spokesman said Monday that Secretary-General António Guterres is shocked at reports of remarks attributed to Myanmar Senior General U Min Aung Hlaing.

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 calls on Maldives to respect Supreme Court decision, says 'ready' to help ease political impasse

New York, Feb 4 (JEN): Following the Maldives' Supreme Court decision ordering the release of convicted opposition leaders and the reinstatement of 12 parliamentarians, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has expressed the world body's continued readiness to facilitate all-party talks in finding a solution to the Indian Ocean nation's political stalemate.

UN will ‘not tolerate’ sexual harassment in its ranks: Guterres

New York, Feb 3 (JEN):  Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday made clear that the United Nations will not tolerate sexual harassment “anytime, anywhere,” within its ranks and laid out a five-point plan to ensure equality across the Organization, which he said was critical to tackle on the challenge of such behavior.

At African Union Summit, Guterres lauds strong AU-UN partnership, outlines areas for more cooperation

New York, Jan 29 (JEN):  Hailing the partnership between Africa and the United Nations as “solid, and grounded on sound principles of human rights and good governance,” Secretary General, Antonio Guterres told leaders gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the African Union Summit, that with Africa in the lead, “we can and will do more” to bolster successful cooperation throughout the continent.

UN chief outlines reforms that ‘put Member States in driver’s seat’ on road to sustainable development

New York, Jan 23 (JEN): Sustainable development is a fundamental human right and humanity’s best chance for a future of peace and prosperity, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Monday, laying out the case for Agenda 2030 to be at the centre of UN activities.