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UN chief congratulates Erdogan on Turkey reelection: spokesman

Tayyip Erdogan won reelection Sunday, extending his increasingly authoritarian rule into a third decade in Turkey.

UN chief Antonio Guterres.(AFP)
Published on May 29, 2023 07:52 AM IST
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UN chief on meeting Afghanistan's Taliban: ‘When it is the right…’

The meeting is intended to achieve a common understanding within the international community on how to engage with the Taliban on these issues.

United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, delivers a press statement.(Reuters)
Published on May 02, 2023 10:45 PM IST

Sudan conflict could 'engulf the whole region': UN Chief

Sudan crisis: UN chief António Guterres said that UN will continue its work with its personnel both inside and outside of Sudan.

Sudan clashes: Guterres reiterated his call on all parties to cease hostilities and allow civilians to evacuate. (AFP)
Updated on Apr 24, 2023 08:36 PM IST

‘Please stay at home’: Indian embassy on looting incidents in Sudan

The Embassy said, “The situation may continue for a few more days. Please try to take help from your neighbours. Please stay at home and remain safe.”

The two army forces have been fighting in Sudan since Saturday after weeks-long tensions that had been boiling between the generals of the military and paramilitary. (AP)
Published on Apr 18, 2023 05:59 PM IST

Myanmar's junta confirms air strike that reportedly killed 50

Myanmar strikes: The death toll from the early Tuesday morning strike on the remote Kanbalu township in the central Sagaing region remains unclear.

Initial reports put the death toll at around 50, but later tallies reported by independent media raised it to about 100.(AP)
Published on Apr 12, 2023 07:51 AM IST
AFP | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

What did UN chief's spokesperson say on Rahul Gandhi's defamation case verdict

Rahul Gandhi defamation case: Rahul Gandhi was sentenced to two years in jail on Thursday by a Surat court in a 2019 criminal defamation case over his "Modi surname” remark.

Rahul Gandhi convicted by Surat Court for 'why all thieves Modi' remark in 2019(Congress Twitter)
Published on Mar 24, 2023 02:00 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

A climate wake-up call for the world

While the science of the new IPCC report is not new, this document connects the dots of the crisis and provides a road map for the world to tackle it.

The report’s narrative is clear: Humans are altering the climate and natural systems in unprecedented ways. (Shutterstock)
Published on Mar 21, 2023 07:15 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

UN chief fears world is heading toward a wider war

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said experts who surveyed the state of the world in 2023 set the Doomsday Clock at 90 seconds to midnight — the closest ever to “total global catastrophe.”

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 07, 2023 04:42 AM IST
AP |

North Korea calls UN chief 'puppet of US' after missile launch

North Korea: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres earlier issued a statement strongly condemning North Korea's ICBM launch.

North Korea: A TV screen shows an image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.(AP)
Published on Nov 21, 2022 09:51 AM IST

PM Modi on ‘perception’ about climate change, AC temperature | Top quotes

Prime Minister Modi said that climate change has been made out to be subject of government policy, but goes beyond policy making.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with United Nation Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the Statue of Unity, in Kevadia, Thursday.(PTI)
Published on Oct 20, 2022 01:14 PM IST

PM Modi's advice for those who prefer AC temperatures at 17 or 18 degrees

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also had a piece of advice for gym enthusiasts. “Better than going to the gym by car, one may choose to walk towards the destination. It will improve one's health and also conserve fuel and energy,” Modi said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with United Nation secretary-general Antonio Guterres at the global launch of Mission LiFE, in Kevadia, Gujarat.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 20, 2022 12:46 PM IST
By, New Delhi

‘Need to make sustainable choices’: PM Modi launches Mission LiFE in Gujarat

Envisaged by the Prime Minister, Mission LIFE aims to be India's signature initiative at the United Nations to nudge individual and collective action to protect and preserve the environment.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the launch ceremony of Mission LiFE, in Kevadia, (PTI)
Published on Oct 20, 2022 12:29 PM IST

At IIT Bombay, Guterres asks students not to work for those wrecking our climate

Antonio Guterres in India: The United Nations chief also urged students to use their talents to tackle the planetary emergence we face to develop renewable technology and to find new solutions to pollution and to biodiversity loss.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks to students at IIT Bombay on Wednesday. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 19, 2022 10:26 PM IST

‘They are heroes’: UN's Guterres pays tributes to 26/11 Mumbai attacks victims

This is Antonio Guterres's first visit to India, since he commenced his second term in office in January this year. He had earlier visited India (in his first term) from October 1- 4, 2018.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres pays tributes to the victims of the 26/11 at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai on Wednesday.(HT photo)
Updated on Oct 19, 2022 11:21 AM IST
By, New Delhi

On World Food Day, UN chief says, ‘People affected by hunger doubled in 3 yrs’

The theme for World Food day 2022 is “Leave no one behind.” According to the FAO, although the world has made progress towards building a better world, “too many people have been left behind.”

World Food Day is observed to mark the founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 1945.(FAO)
Published on Oct 16, 2022 10:59 AM IST

UN chief's warning to global leaders, with no sugar-coating: World in 'peril'

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres cited the “immense” task not only of saving the planet, “which is literally on fire."

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks during the summit.(Reuters)
Published on Sep 20, 2022 09:38 AM IST
AP |

Rifts ‘widest since at least Cold war’ to dominate UN. Ukraine included

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the geopolitical rifts were "the widest they have been since at least the Cold War."

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses the media during a a news conference.(Reuters)
Published on Sep 18, 2022 10:51 AM IST
Reuters |

UN chief's visit to areas of Pakistan devastated by record floods

Pakistan Floods: Record monsoon rains and glacier melt in northern mountains have triggered floods that have killed more than 1,391 people.

Pakistan's Primer Minister Shehbaz Sharif and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (L) attend a briefing during their visit to flood-affected areas.(AFP)
Published on Sep 10, 2022 01:58 PM IST
Reuters |

In Pak, UN chief's appeal to world on climate change: 'Let’s stop sleepwalking'

Pakistan Floods: Heavy rains and floods, which experts attribute to climate change, have added to the problems of cash-strapped Pakistan.

Pakistan Floods: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during a press conference.(AFP)
Published on Sep 09, 2022 12:01 PM IST

Austria's Volker Turk proposed to be next UN human rights chief: 5 points

Volker Turk News: Volker Turk currently works in United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' office as Under Secretary-General for Policy.

Volker Turk: Volker Turk is the proposed next High Commissioner for Human Rights.(Twitter)
Published on Sep 08, 2022 02:45 PM IST

Ukraine war: ‘Not much immediate progress’ as Erdogan, UN chief meet Zelensky

The meeting took place in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv. The visit to the city marks the first visit to Ukraine by Turkish President Recep Erdogan since the war began on February 24.

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attend a meeting with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Lviv, Ukraine August 18, 2022. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 19, 2022 04:23 AM IST
AP |

Lt Gen Subramanian appointed as Force Commander of UN Mission in South Sudan

India is the second-highest military troop-contributing country to UN Mission in South Sudan with 2,385 Indian peacekeepers serving with the mission, second only to Rwanda.

Lt Gen Mohan Subramanian.
Published on Jul 06, 2022 11:16 AM IST

'Alarmed': UN chief on Taliban's 'head-to-toe' cover ruling for women

According to the decree, issued by Taliban leader Hibatullah Akhundzada, women should fully cover themselves in public, ideally with the traditional burqa.

Burqa-clad women walk along a street in Kandahar.(AFP)
Published on May 08, 2022 09:20 AM IST

‘Absurdity, evil’: UN chief after visiting 'war crime' sites in Ukraine

UN chief Antonio Guterres reached Kyiv, capital of Ukraine on Wednesday, following talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. At the meeting, he reiterated calls for Moscow and Kyiv to work together to establish “safe and effective humanitarian corridors in war-torn Ukraine”.

UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres, center, stands on the side of a mass grave in Bucha, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, on Thursday, April 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
Published on Apr 28, 2022 09:03 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

UN chief Antonio Guterres arrives in Ukraine, says ‘sooner this war…’

Earlier on Tuesday, the UN chief met Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin to discuss the situation in Ukraine.

UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres gestures leaving a joint news conference with Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov following their talks in Moscow, (AP)
Updated on Apr 27, 2022 10:43 PM IST
By | Written by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

Ukraine war: Putin-UN chief meet in Moscow for efforts to bring peace

Antonio Guterres hopes to talk about what can be done to bring peace to Ukraine urgently during his visit to Moscow. His office is in touch with the government of Ukraine for potential visit, the UN spokesperson said.

A file photo of UN chief Antonio Guterres and Vladimir Putin's meeting in 2019. (Twitter/Kremlin)
Published on Apr 22, 2022 10:19 PM IST
By | Written by Aryan Prakash

Morning brief: Tributes pour in on Shaheed Diwas and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion at 9am. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Statues of three National heroes, Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, and Sukhdev at Shaheed Park in New Delhi, India. (Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 23, 2022 08:50 AM IST
By, New Delhi, Hindustan Times

‘Even if Mariupol falls…’: UN chief Antonio Guterres on besieged Ukrainian city

Russia-Ukraine war: Why are Russian troops relentlessly bombing, shelling and attacking the city, the secretary-general questioned in a statement.

UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres (AP/File Photo)
Published on Mar 23, 2022 06:31 AM IST
By, New Delhi

World 'sleepwalking' to climate catastrophe, problem getting worse: UN chief 

The planet-saving goal of capping global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius is already "on life support," he told a sustainability conference in London.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. (AFP file)
Updated on Mar 21, 2022 04:20 PM IST

UN chief Antonio Guterres condoles Lata Mangeshkar's death

UN chief Antonio Guterres has ‘expressed his condolences to her family and to the people of India’ at the death of Lata Mangeshkar.

Antonio Guterres has shared condolence message for Lata Mangeshkar.
Published on Feb 09, 2022 02:04 PM IST
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