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United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks during a press briefing at United Nations Headquarters in New York City.(AP)

UN chief Antonio Guterres declares he will seek second term

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 05:25 AM IST
The General Assembly elects the secretary-general on the recommendation of the 15-member Security Council where the five permanent members have veto power, so their support is crucial.
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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the attack by unidentified armed combatants on Central African national defence and security forces.(Reuters file photo)
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the attack by unidentified armed combatants on Central African national defence and security forces.(Reuters file photo)

3 UN peacekeepers killed, 2 injured in attack in Central African Republic

By Asian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma | New York
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2020 10:09 AM IST
The Secretary-General also recalled that attacks against United Nations peacekeepers may constitute a war crime.
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United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres.(Reuters File Photo)
United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres.(Reuters File Photo)

UN secretary urges world leaders to declare states of ‘climate emergency’

By Reuters | Posted by Srivatsan K C | London
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 08:17 PM IST
Guterres said that economic recovery packages launched in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic represented an opportunity to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future - but warned this was not happening fast enough.
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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during a news conference at UN headquarters in New York City, New York, US.(Reuters/ File photo)
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during a news conference at UN headquarters in New York City, New York, US.(Reuters/ File photo)

UN chief says will take Covid-19 vaccine publicly, calls it his ‘moral obligation’

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Mallika Soni | New York
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2020 10:16 AM IST
“Of course, I intend to receive the vaccine when it becomes available for me in whatever the situation that will be justified for that. And, obviously, I will have no doubt in doing it publicly,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday.
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People have a right to demonstrate peacefully and authorities should let them do so, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric, has said on the farmers’ protests in India(Twitter)
People have a right to demonstrate peacefully and authorities should let them do so, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric, has said on the farmers’ protests in India(Twitter)

UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric says farmers’ ‘have a right to demonstrate peacefully’

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 01:52 PM IST
Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General, while responding to a question on the farmers’ protest in India said ‘people have a right to demonstrate peacefully, and authorities need to let them do so’
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The 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at UN headquarters.(AP)
The 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at UN headquarters.(AP)

Nearly 100 world leaders to speak at UN session on Covid-19

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | United Nations
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 07:20 AM IST
Assembly President Volkan Bozkir said when he took the reins of the 193-member world body in September that it would have been better to hold the high-level meeting in June. Nonetheless, he said Wednesday it “provides a historic moment for us to come together to beat Covid-19.”
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Al-Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden the founder of the militant terrorist organisation al-Qaeda, was killed by US security forces in Abbottabad on May 2, 2011. Pakistan had long denied his presence in the country.(AP)
Al-Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden the founder of the militant terrorist organisation al-Qaeda, was killed by US security forces in Abbottabad on May 2, 2011. Pakistan had long denied his presence in the country.(AP)

‘Remember Abbottabad’: India slams Pak for presenting ‘dossier of lies’ at UN

By Asian News International | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Washington
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 09:13 AM IST
Pakistan has given to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres a dossier accusing India of ‘stoking’ terrorism in Pakistan.
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This week, global drugmakers Pfizer and BioNTech said their Covid-19 vaccine candidate is 95 per cent effective, including in adults over 65 years of age.(REUTERS)
This week, global drugmakers Pfizer and BioNTech said their Covid-19 vaccine candidate is 95 per cent effective, including in adults over 65 years of age.(REUTERS)

Recent breakthroughs on Covid-19 vaccines offer ray of hope: UN chief Guterres

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | United Nation
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 12:55 PM IST
This week, global drugmakers Pfizer and BioNTech said their Covid-19 vaccine candidate is 95 per cent effective, including in adults over 65 years of age. “The recent breakthroughs on Covid-19 vaccines offer a ray of hope. But that ray of hope needs to reach everyone,” Guterres said at a news conference on Friday.
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The United Nations describes Yemen as the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, with 80% of its population in need of help.(Reuters)
The United Nations describes Yemen as the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, with 80% of its population in need of help.(Reuters)

UN chief says Yemen in imminent danger of famine, warns against unilateral moves

By Reuters | Posted by Srivatsan K C | New York
PUBLISHED ON NOV 21, 2020 12:55 AM IST
Aid workers have raised fears that if Washington designates the Houthis a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO), it could prevent life-saving aid reaching the country.
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Worldwide the virus has now infected almost 33.5 million people and killed over a million, according to an AFP tally compiled from official sources.(REUTERS)
Worldwide the virus has now infected almost 33.5 million people and killed over a million, according to an AFP tally compiled from official sources.(REUTERS)

Boost in vaccine doses planned for poor as coronavirus rages on

By Agence France-Presse| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Geneva
PUBLISHED ON SEP 30, 2020 06:16 AM IST
The announcement doubles the number of doses already secured from the Serum Institute of India by the Gavi vaccine alliance and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, following an initial agreement last month.
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FILE PHOTO: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during an interview with Reuters at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 14, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during an interview with Reuters at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 14, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo

Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict: UN chief calls for ‘immediate’ end to clashes

By Asian News International | Posted by Karan Manral | New York
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 11:44 AM IST
UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres has expressed his concern over the fresh ‘resumption of hostilities’ between the two European countries over the disputed separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference organized by Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents (ACANU) amid the Covid-19 outbreak, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva Switzerland.(REUTERS)
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference organized by Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents (ACANU) amid the Covid-19 outbreak, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva Switzerland.(REUTERS)

WHO chief hails Modi’s assurance of India’s vaccine prodn prowess to help nations fight Covid-19

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | New York
PUBLISHED ON SEP 27, 2020 03:24 PM IST
Modi told the 193-member UN General Assembly that in India and the neighbourhood, “we are moving ahead with phase 3 clinical trials in India.”
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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, delivers opening remarks to the high-level virtual panel entitled "Participation, Human Rights and the Governance Challenge Ahead," Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, at UN headquarters in New York.(AP)
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, delivers opening remarks to the high-level virtual panel entitled "Participation, Human Rights and the Governance Challenge Ahead," Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, at UN headquarters in New York.(AP)

Covid-19 can’t crush human rights, declares UN gathering

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Johannesburg
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2020 10:26 PM IST
“In many places around the world, participation is being denied and civic space is being crushed,” United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on the sidelines of the annual UN gathering of world leaders, this year held online.
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. On Tuesday, Antonio Guterres appealed for a 100-day push by the international community, led by the Security Council, “to make this a reality by the end of the year”.(AP)
. On Tuesday, Antonio Guterres appealed for a 100-day push by the international community, led by the Security Council, “to make this a reality by the end of the year”.(AP)

UN chief to world leaders: We’re facing epochal crisis

By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | United Nations
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 04:39 AM IST
In his appeal for a global ceasefire, Guterres said ending wars in West Asia and Africa is critical to defeating the virus.
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United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks during the 75th annual UN General Assembly, which is being held mostly virtually due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, US.(via REUTERS)
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks during the 75th annual UN General Assembly, which is being held mostly virtually due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, US.(via REUTERS)

UN chief slams countries for making Covid-19 vaccination ‘side deals’ for their own population

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | United Nations
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2020 10:34 PM IST
Global organisation Oxfam has warned that wealthy nations representing just 13 per cent of the world’s population have already cornered more than half (51 per cent) of the promised doses of leading Covid-19 vaccine candidates.
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In this photo provided by the United Nations, U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks in the General Assembly in observance of the International Day of Peace, celebrating 75 Years of the United Nations, at UN headquarters(AP)
In this photo provided by the United Nations, U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks in the General Assembly in observance of the International Day of Peace, celebrating 75 Years of the United Nations, at UN headquarters(AP)

Leaders observe 75 years of UN at virtual event

By Reuters | United Nations
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 07:05 AM IST
A $10.3 billion UN appeal to fund fighting the pandemic in vulnerable and low-income countries is only a quarter funded. Guterres now has taken a lead in pushing to make sure any vaccine for the coronavirus is made available to everyone globally.
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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres(Reuters)
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres(Reuters)

Don’t ‘throw away’ stimulus money on fossil fuels: UN chief

By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Vienna
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2020 07:36 AM IST
Speaking at a virtual conference on climate change, Guterres noted that countries have “a choice of two paths” as they mobilise trillions of dollars of taxpayers’ money for economic recovery in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Independent experts said the Covid-19 lockdown should be a learning for the world on how it could reduce emissions in coming years but ensuring that the economy is not disrupted.(AFP)
Independent experts said the Covid-19 lockdown should be a learning for the world on how it could reduce emissions in coming years but ensuring that the economy is not disrupted.(AFP)

Global CO2 emissions to fall by up to 7% in 2020 due to Covid-19

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 07:17 AM IST
During the peak of Covid-19 lockdown in early April, the daily global CO2 emissions dropped to 2006 levels falling by 17% compared to 2019.
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World powers must pull together and retool their economies for a green future or humanity will be “doomed”, UN chief Antonio Guterres has warned.(AP)
World powers must pull together and retool their economies for a green future or humanity will be “doomed”, UN chief Antonio Guterres has warned.(AP)

World must unite on climate or ‘we will be doomed’: UN chief

By Agence France-Presse| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | London
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2020 05:39 PM IST
Antonio Guterres called for nations to use the pandemic as a springboard to launch “transformational measures” in energy, transport, industry and in the way people live.
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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said key indicators “are similarly deteriorating” in a number of other conflict-hit countries including Somalia, Burkina Faso and Afghanistan.(AP Photo)
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said key indicators “are similarly deteriorating” in a number of other conflict-hit countries including Somalia, Burkina Faso and Afghanistan.(AP Photo)

United Nations chief warns of famine, food insecurity in 4 conflict-hit nations

By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | United Nations
PUBLISHED ON SEP 05, 2020 04:53 PM IST
In a note to Security Council members obtained by The Associated Press on Friday, the UN chief said the four countries rank “among the largest food crises in the world”, according to the 2020 Global Report on Food Crises and recent food security analyses. But funding to help is very low, he said.
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Guterres praised India for raising the proportion of renewable energy in its total consumption to 24 per cent from 17 per cent despite the Covid-19 pandemic.(AP file photo)
Guterres praised India for raising the proportion of renewable energy in its total consumption to 24 per cent from 17 per cent despite the Covid-19 pandemic.(AP file photo)

UN chief asks G20 nations, including India, to invest in clean transition as they recover from Covid

By Press Trust of India | United Nations
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2020 03:01 PM IST
UN Secretary-General Guterres, virtually delivering the 19th Darbari Seth Memorial Lecture by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), said that clean energy and closing the energy access gap are good business.
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While Guterres will deliver the memorial lecture, India’s Minister for External Affairs S Jaishankar will preside and deliver the presidential address.(REUTERS)
While Guterres will deliver the memorial lecture, India’s Minister for External Affairs S Jaishankar will preside and deliver the presidential address.(REUTERS)

UN chief to renew call to India, G20 nations to invest in sustainable transition post-Covid

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | United Nations
PUBLISHED ON AUG 27, 2020 10:33 AM IST
Antonio Guterres will deliver the 19th Darbari Seth Memorial lecture on August 28 organised by TERI, a global think-tank focusing on a broad range of sustainable development and climate-related issues, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric told reporters on Wednesday.
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Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres has said that in a number of countries, Covid-19 has been an excuse for harsh crackdowns and a spike in state repression.(Reuters File)
Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres has said that in a number of countries, Covid-19 has been an excuse for harsh crackdowns and a spike in state repression.(Reuters File)

Covid-19 pandemic threatens peace, risks new conflicts: UN chief Guterres

By Associated Press | Posted by Anubha Rohatgi | United Nations
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 08:23 AM IST
Secretary-General Guterres said the pandemic has raised growing questions about the effectiveness of health systems, social services, trust in institutions and systems of governance.
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Debris are seen in the port area after a blast in Beirut, Lebanon.(REUTERS)
Debris are seen in the port area after a blast in Beirut, Lebanon.(REUTERS)

India sending more relief, humanitarian material to explosion-hit Lebanon

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | United Nations
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 10:57 PM IST
India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti offered deep condolences on behalf of the Government and people of India to Lebanon on “this terrible human tragedy”.
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A study said that “young children can potentially be important drivers” of Covid-19 infection’s spread in the “general population”.(PTI)
A study said that “young children can potentially be important drivers” of Covid-19 infection’s spread in the “general population”.(PTI)

Covid-19: What you need to know today

By R Sukumar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2020 05:32 AM IST
Deutsche Welle reported that “schools are considered low-risk”, citing research by doctors at the University Clinic of Leipzig that showed that “fewer than 20” of the 2,600 students and teachers tested showed Covid-19 antibodies, an indication of past infections.
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United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres launched a UN “Save our Future” campaign.(Reuters)
United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres launched a UN “Save our Future” campaign.(Reuters)

Covid-19 effect on students a catastrophe, may hurt decades of progress: UN

By HT Correspondent & Agencies | UNITED NATIONS/NEW DELHI
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2020 05:42 AM IST
Antonio Guterres said that as of mid-July, schools were closed in some 160 countries, affecting more than 1 billion students, while at least 40 million children have missed out on pre-school.
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Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres .(Reuters)
Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres .(Reuters)

UN chief says 1 billion students affected by Covid-19 closures

By Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2020 02:39 PM IST
In addition, the UN chief said at least 40 million children worldwide have missed out on education “in their critical preschool year.”
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Archana Soreng joins six other young climate leaders from around the world who have been named by Guterres to his new Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change.(@SorengArchana/Twitter)
Archana Soreng joins six other young climate leaders from around the world who have been named by Guterres to his new Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change.(@SorengArchana/Twitter)

Indian climate activist Archana Soreng named by UN chief to new advisory group

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | United Nations
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 09:30 AM IST
Archana Soreng is “experienced in advocacy and research, and she is working to document, preserve, and promote traditional knowledge and cultural practices of indigenous communities,” the UN said in a statement on Monday.
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The UN is helping the government respond to the situation by providing food, water purification facilities, hygiene and dignity kits, as well as emergency shelter supplies(Reuters file photo.)
The UN is helping the government respond to the situation by providing food, water purification facilities, hygiene and dignity kits, as well as emergency shelter supplies(Reuters file photo.)

Bangladesh floods claim 54 lives, affect 2.4 million people, says UN

By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kumar | New York, United States
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 08:32 AM IST
Stephane Dujarric, the spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, said on Tuesday (local time) that some 56,000 of those impacted already have been displaced and are taking refuge in government shelters.
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Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres speaks during a Security Council meeting about the situation in Syria at UN Headquarters in the Manhattan borough of New York City.(REUTERS)
Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres speaks during a Security Council meeting about the situation in Syria at UN Headquarters in the Manhattan borough of New York City.(REUTERS)

World ‘at the breaking point’ due to inequalities, says UN chief

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | JOHANNESBURG
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 11:42 PM IST
“Covid-19 has been likened to an X-ray, revealing fractures in the fragile skeleton of the societies we have built,” Antonio Guterres said as he delivered the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture.
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