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“I urge governments to consider a solidarity or wealth tax on those who have profited during the pandemic, to reduce extreme inequalities,” Antonio Guterres said. REUTERS(REUTERS)

UN chief urges wealth tax on rich who ‘profited’ from Covid-19 pandemic

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 10:43 PM IST
  • There has been a $5 trillion surge in the wealth of the world’s richest in the past year even as those at the bottom were made increasingly vulnerable, Antonio Guterres told a UN economic and social forum on Monday.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres(Reuters)
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres(Reuters)

UN chief Antonio Guterres blasts vaccine nationalism, hoarding, side deals

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2021 11:32 AM IST
  • Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a statement marking one year since the UN World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a pandemic that “the global vaccination campaign represents the greatest moral test of our times.”
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)

UN appeals for USD 5.5 billion to avert famine for 34 million people

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2021 10:59 PM IST
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.”
Cyprus has been divided since Turkish forces captured its northern third in 1974, following an attempted coup in which a military junta in Athens sought to unite the island with Greece. To this day, the self-declared Turkish Cypriot state is recognized only by Turkey, while the Republic of Cyprus in the south of the island is internationally recognized and joined the European Union in 2004.(REUTERS)
Cyprus has been divided since Turkish forces captured its northern third in 1974, following an attempted coup in which a military junta in Athens sought to unite the island with Greece. To this day, the self-declared Turkish Cypriot state is recognized only by Turkey, while the Republic of Cyprus in the south of the island is internationally recognized and joined the European Union in 2004.(REUTERS)

UN plans Cyprus meeting in April as gap widens between sides

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 02:48 PM IST
Turkey and the breakaway Turkish Cypriot state in the north of the island say that a two-state solution to the Cyprus conflict is the only option that merits a discussion.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses the media during a joint news conference with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas after a meeting in Berlin, Germany, December 17, 2020. Michael Sohn/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses the media during a joint news conference with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas after a meeting in Berlin, Germany, December 17, 2020. Michael Sohn/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)

‘Covid-19 crisis has a woman’s face’: UN chief

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 06:52 PM IST
  • Antonio Guterres' speech in Geneva focused on racism, the pandemic’s impact on women and human rights, and the ongoing military coup in Myanmar.
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)

UN chief demands immediate halt to Myanmar 'repression'

AFP | | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 05:42 PM IST
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.
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks while addressing the virtual Munich Security Conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. Biden re-introduced himself and the U.S. to world leaders at a pair of international conferences today, calling on industrialized democracies to partner in confronting the pandemic and climate change in a sharp departure from his predecessor's foreign policy. Photographer: Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks while addressing the virtual Munich Security Conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. Biden re-introduced himself and the U.S. to world leaders at a pair of international conferences today, calling on industrialized democracies to partner in confronting the pandemic and climate change in a sharp departure from his predecessor's foreign policy. Photographer: Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)

US' re-entry into Paris Climate Agreement a 'day of hope', says UN chief

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 11:16 AM IST
On Friday, the US officially returned to the Paris climate accord, 107 days after it left at the behest of former president Donald Trump.
In this image made from UNTV video, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks during a UN Security Council high-level meeting on Covid-19 recovery focusing on vaccinations.(AP)
In this image made from UNTV video, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks during a UN Security Council high-level meeting on Covid-19 recovery focusing on vaccinations.(AP)

UN chief Guterres urges global plan to reverse unfair vaccine access

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 05:03 AM IST
Guterres called for an urgent Global Vaccination Plan to bring together those with the power to ensure equitable vaccine distribution -- scientists, vaccine producers and those who can fund the effort.
Michael Bloomberg was previously the UN special envoy for climate action between March 2018 and November 2019(REUTERS)
Michael Bloomberg was previously the UN special envoy for climate action between March 2018 and November 2019(REUTERS)

UN chief names Michael Bloomberg climate envoy to rally action

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 05:12 PM IST
The media mogul will support Guterres in "growing and strengthening" a coalition of governments, companies, cities, and businesses committing to net-zero emissions by 2050 in line with the goals of the 2015 global climate deal struck in Paris, the United Nations said.
The secretary-general said it’s sad but not surprising that the Covid-19 pandemic has triggered another eruption of Holocaust denial, distortion and minimizing history.(Reuters File Photo)
The secretary-general said it’s sad but not surprising that the Covid-19 pandemic has triggered another eruption of Holocaust denial, distortion and minimizing history.(Reuters File Photo)

UN chief urges global alliance to counter rise of neo-Nazis

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 09:31 AM IST
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also urged international action “to fight propaganda and disinformation.” And he called for stepped up education on Nazi actions during World War II, stressing that almost two-thirds of young Americans do not know that 6 million Jews were killed during the Holocaust.
Before joining UNHCR, Antonio Guterres spent more than 20 years in government and public service.(AP file photo)
Before joining UNHCR, Antonio Guterres spent more than 20 years in government and public service.(AP file photo)

China backs Guterres for second term as UN Secretary-General

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 06:07 PM IST
Guterres, the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations, took office on January 1, 2017.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said priority must be given to those who are "on the front line: humanitarian personnel and populations at high risk."(HT PHOTO.)
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said priority must be given to those who are "on the front line: humanitarian personnel and populations at high risk."(HT PHOTO.)

UN head warns of 'vaccinationalism' as global coronavirus deaths top 2 million

AFP |
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 07:05 AM IST
Without naming names, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres criticized the fact that "some countries are pursuing side deals, even procuring beyond need."
US ambassador to the United Nations stands with Secretary-General António Guterres before Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas addressed the United Nations Security Council on February 20, 2018.(AFP)
US ambassador to the United Nations stands with Secretary-General António Guterres before Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas addressed the United Nations Security Council on February 20, 2018.(AFP)

UN chief Antonio Guterres to visit India in October

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2018 09:57 AM IST
The Secretary-General will arrive in New Delhi on October 1. His visit coincides with the beginning of events to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2.
The UN secretary ceneral Antonio Guterres speaks during a press conference after the Second AU-UN Annual Conference for a wide range of topics on peace, security and development in Africa at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, on Monday.(AFP Photo)
The UN secretary ceneral Antonio Guterres speaks during a press conference after the Second AU-UN Annual Conference for a wide range of topics on peace, security and development in Africa at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, on Monday.(AFP Photo)

India says disappointed at UN chief’s report on children and armed conflict

United Nations | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2018 02:37 PM IST
The secretary general’s report on Children and Armed Conflict said children continued to be affected by incidents of violence between armed groups and the government particularly in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir.
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