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UN chief hails 'historic' moment as Palestine takes over reins of G77

Guterres urged the G77 to bring "solutions and commitments" to, among others, the climate summit in September and enumerated other upcoming events in need of the bloc's support.

UN encourages all to respect rule of law: UN chief's spokesperson on Sabarimala row

Haq reiterated that the UN "obviously" encourages all to respect the laws of the country when he was asked by a reporter that not allowing women to enter the temple is a violation of human rights, given that the Supreme Court has ruled in the matter.


India to play responsible role at climate negotiations in Poland: PM Modi to UN chief

Vijay Gokhale said the main topic of Prime Minister Modi's discussion with the UN chief was the forthcoming COP24 climate change meeting in Katowice, Poland from December 3.

Equality means ending ‘global pandemic' of violence against women: UN chief Guterres

"At its core, violence against women and girls in all its forms is the manifestation of a profound lack of respect­ – a failure by men to recognize the inherent equality and dignity of women," UN chief Antonio Guterres said.

'Continuing inequality': UN chief decries failure to bring women into peacemaking

Guterres noted that almost 90 countries signed up to speak on Thursday, "but there is a significant gap between what we say in this chamber, and what we do outside."

SGPC seeks UN help for visa-free corridor to Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan

The request was included in a memorandum that also made mention of Indian Army’s operation at Golden Temple in 1984, anti-Sikh riots that year, and the alleged racism faced by Sikhs in Western countries.


UN chief Antonio Guterres to visit India in October

Guterres had visited India in July 2016, just months ahead of the election for Secretary General. During his visit then, he had met Swaraj.

UN chief urges Myanmar government to free Reuters journalists

Reuters reporters Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were convicted on September 3 under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act in a case that was seen as a test of democratic freedoms in Myanmar.

Corruption costs USD 2.6 trillion or 5 percent of global GDP, says UN chief Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres linked corruption to many forms of instability and violence and noted that connections between corruption, terrorism and violent extremism have been repeatedly recognised by the Security Council and the General Assembly

UN chief warns of 'runaway' global warming if no action is taken by 2020

Guterres sought to make the case that a shift away from fossil fuels like oil and coal would create jobs and bolster economies. Rebutting critics who argue that such a shift would be costly, he called that idea “hogwash.”

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How urban population is rising globally: News in Numbers

Ahead of World Cities Day on October 31, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned that, “such rapid urbanisation can strain local capacities, contributing to increased risk from natural and human made disasters”.