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COP26 outcome a compromise: UN chief on Glasgow climate agreement

“The outcome of COP26 is a compromise. It reflects the interests, the contradictions and the state of political will in the world today. It is an important step, but it is not enough,” Antonio Guterres said. 
UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres speaks at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.(AP)
UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres speaks at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.(AP)
Published on Nov 14, 2021 09:49 AM IST
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Act with determination: UN chief calls for unity to revive Afghanistan

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that countries must unite and work together to revive the Afghan economy w hich is on the brink of collapse.
United Nations Secretary-general Antonio Guterres (File Photo / AFP)
United Nations Secretary-general Antonio Guterres (File Photo / AFP)
Updated on Oct 28, 2021 01:06 PM IST
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‘Let’s follow his message of peace': UN chief pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi

October 2, the peace activist's birth anniversary, is observed annually as International Day of Non-Violence.
United Nations Secretary-general Antonio Guterres (File Photo / AFP)
United Nations Secretary-general Antonio Guterres (File Photo / AFP)
Published on Oct 02, 2021 07:51 AM IST
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Myanmar may spiral into a ‘catastrophe’, UN calls for urgent action

When Myanmar's army ousted the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1, it claimed with scant evidence that the general election her party won last November in a landslide was marred by widespread fraud.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attends a meeting of the Security Council. (AFP)
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attends a meeting of the Security Council. (AFP)
Published on Sep 30, 2021 08:42 AM IST
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No food, no cash for Taliban fighters? Islamic Emirate's incompetence exposed

Taliban fighters subsisting on little food, no shelter outside major cities in Afghanistan, as per reports (AFP)
Taliban fighters subsisting on little food, no shelter outside major cities in Afghanistan, as per reports (AFP)
Published on Sep 15, 2021 06:28 PM IST
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Afghanistan-like situation in the Sahel? UN chief raises concern

The UN chief has been trying for several years to give the G5 Sahel force -- Chad, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso -- a UN mandate accompanied by collective funding from the world body.
United Nations Secretary-general Antonio Guterres (File Photo / AFP)
United Nations Secretary-general Antonio Guterres (File Photo / AFP)
Published on Sep 10, 2021 09:40 AM IST
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UN chief's message of 'restraint' to Taliban with a reminder to the world

UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged the Taliban to exercise utmost restraint to protect lives
Antonio Guterres called on the UNSC to use all tools at its disposal to suppress global terrorist threat in Afghanistan. (AFP/File photo)
Antonio Guterres called on the UNSC to use all tools at its disposal to suppress global terrorist threat in Afghanistan. (AFP/File photo)
Published on Aug 16, 2021 08:38 PM IST
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Antonio Guterres re-elected as UN Secretary General for second term

  • Ambassadors in the assembly chamber burst into applause as Assembly President Volkan Bozkir announced Guterres’ re-election by acclamation.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.(REUTERS)
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 18, 2021 07:27 PM IST
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UNSC to meet on June 8 to recommend next secretary-general

At the meeting, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is likely to approve current UN chief Antonio Guterres who is the only candidate.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (File Photo/Reuters)
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (File Photo/Reuters)
Updated on Jun 04, 2021 05:30 AM IST
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'Unacceptable': Iran says as UN suspends country's voting rights

Iran's voting rights at the UN General Assembly were suspended in January under rules for countries whose arrears are equal to or exceed their contributions due for the past two years.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed his
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed his "strong dismay" at the loss of voting rights, in a letter sent Thursday to UN chief Antonio Guterres.(Reuters)
Published on Jun 04, 2021 01:14 AM IST
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Guterres says UN negotiating with China on unfettered access to Xinjiang

China said it welcomes UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights visiting Xinjiang, but that the visit should not be used as a form of "political manipulation" to pressure China.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses the media during a joint news conference in Berlin, Germany, December 17, 2020. Michael Sohn/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo(REUTERS)
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses the media during a joint news conference in Berlin, Germany, December 17, 2020. Michael Sohn/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 29, 2021 02:56 PM IST
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UN appeals for USD 5.5 billion to avert famine for 34 million people

UN chief Antonio Guterres said that more than 88 million people were suffering from “acute hunger” at the end of 2020 due to conflict and instability -- a 20 percent increase in one year -- and “projections for 2021 point to a continuation of this frightening trend.”
UN chief Antonio Guterres said he had one simple message: “if you don't feed people, you feed conflict.”(Reuters)
UN chief Antonio Guterres said he had one simple message: “if you don't feed people, you feed conflict.”(Reuters)
Published on Mar 11, 2021 10:59 PM IST
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UN chief demands immediate halt to Myanmar 'repression'

Myanmar's authorities have gradually ratcheted up their tactics against a massive and largely peaceful civil disobedience campaign demanding the return of ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a speech at the lower house of parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, December 18, 2020. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke(REUTERS)
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a speech at the lower house of parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, December 18, 2020. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 22, 2021 05:42 PM IST
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UN chief voices appreciation for India's leadership in fight against COVID-19

The Secretary-General says “India has been a global leader in pandemic response efforts”, Tirumurti tweeted, expressing his gratitude to the UN Chief.
n an excerpt of the letter tweeted by Tirumurti, Guterres says, “Indeed, India has been a global leader in pandemic response efforts having provided critical medicines, diagnostic kits, ventilators and personal protective equipment to more than 150 countries.(HT file photo )
n an excerpt of the letter tweeted by Tirumurti, Guterres says, “Indeed, India has been a global leader in pandemic response efforts having provided critical medicines, diagnostic kits, ventilators and personal protective equipment to more than 150 countries.(HT file photo )
Published on Feb 21, 2021 02:21 PM IST
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Indian-origin Arora Akanksha declares candidacy for UN Secretary-General post

Arora Akanksha, 34, working as an audit coordinator for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), said she will run for the post of the world’s top diplomat and launched her campaign #AroraForSG this month.
No woman has held the position of the world’s top diplomat in the 75-year history of the United Nations.(United Nations website)
No woman has held the position of the world’s top diplomat in the 75-year history of the United Nations.(United Nations website)
Updated on Feb 13, 2021 12:21 PM IST
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Worried about power of social media companies: UN chief

  • UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, addressing a press conference on Thursday following his informal briefing to the UN member states on ‘Priorities for 2021’, said he does not think “we can live in a world where too much power is given to a reduced number of companies".
Antonio Guterres was responding to a question on whether Twitter made the right move in closing down the account of former US President Donald Trump.(AP file photo)
Antonio Guterres was responding to a question on whether Twitter made the right move in closing down the account of former US President Donald Trump.(AP file photo)
Published on Jan 29, 2021 04:42 PM IST
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UN chief Antonio Guterres declares he will seek second term

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.
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks during a press briefing at United Nations Headquarters in New York City.(AP)
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks during a press briefing at United Nations Headquarters in New York City.(AP)
Published on Jan 12, 2021 05:25 AM IST
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3 UN peacekeepers killed, 2 injured in attack in Central African Republic

The Secretary-General also recalled that attacks against United Nations peacekeepers may constitute a war crime.
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)
Published on Dec 26, 2020 10:09 AM IST
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UN secretary urges world leaders to declare states of ‘climate emergency’

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.
United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres.(Reuters File Photo)
United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Dec 12, 2020 08:17 PM IST
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UN chief says will take Covid-19 vaccine publicly, calls it his ‘moral obligation’

“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.
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)
Published on Dec 10, 2020 10:16 AM IST
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UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric says farmers’ ‘have a right to demonstrate peacefully’

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’
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)
Updated on Dec 05, 2020 01:52 PM IST
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Nearly 100 world leaders to speak at UN session on Covid-19

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.”
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)
Updated on Dec 03, 2020 07:20 AM IST
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‘Remember Abbottabad’: India slams Pak for presenting ‘dossier of lies’ at UN

Pakistan has given to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres a dossier accusing India of ‘stoking’ terrorism in Pakistan.
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)
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 09:13 AM IST
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Recent breakthroughs on Covid-19 vaccines offer ray of hope: UN chief Guterres

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.
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)
Updated on Nov 21, 2020 12:55 PM IST
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UN chief says Yemen in imminent danger of famine, warns against unilateral moves

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.
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)
Published on Nov 21, 2020 12:55 AM IST
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Boost in vaccine doses planned for poor as coronavirus rages on

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.
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)
Published on Sep 30, 2020 06:16 AM IST
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Geneva | ByAgence France-Presse| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

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

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.
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
Updated on Sep 28, 2020 11:44 AM IST
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New York | ByAsian News International | Posted by Karan Manral

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

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.”
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)
Published on Sep 27, 2020 03:24 PM IST
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New York | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai

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

“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.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, delivers opening remarks to the high-level virtual panel entitled
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)
Published on Sep 25, 2020 10:26 PM IST
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Johannesburg | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai

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

In his appeal for a global ceasefire, Guterres said ending wars in West Asia and Africa is critical to defeating the virus.
. 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)
Updated on Sep 23, 2020 04:39 AM IST
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