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Friday, December 04, 2020

Antonio Guterres


Pandemic fills ranks of extreme poverty worldwide

December 01, 2020 12:03 pm

The ongoing pandemic has increased the number of people requiring humanitarian aide and have observed increase in expenditure in the year 2020 according to U.N's Global Humanitarian Overview 2021.

Iran tells UN 'serious indications' of Israeli responsibility in scientist's death

November 28, 2020 4:22 pm

Iran wrote in a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the U.N. Security Council.

Colossal challenges can be overcome with global solidarity, cooperation: Guterres in UN Day message

October 22, 2020 8:47 am

"We face colossal challenges. With global solidarity and cooperation, we can overcome them. That's what the United Nations is all about," Guterres said.

UN chief: World is living in 'shadow of nuclear catastrophe'

October 03, 2020 9:00 am

The UN chief told a high-level meeting to commemorate the recent International Day for Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons that progress on ridding the world of nuclear weapons "has stalled and is at risk of backsliding."

UN chief to push pandemic ceasefire at world leaders meeting, but fears opportunities lost

September 15, 2020 12:43 pm

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin had been expected to make rare appearances at UN headquarters to help mark the 75th anniversary of the 193-member world body.

UN chief Antonio Guterres: Pandemic threatens peace and risks new conflicts

August 13, 2020 1:10 pm

The UN chief told a Security Council meeting on the challenge of sustaining peace during the pandemic that his March 23 call for an immediate cease-fire in conflicts around the world to tackle the coronavirus led a number of warring parties to take steps to de-escalate and stop fighting.

Pandemic accentuates challenges to global order. New framework is needed, India must be rule-shaper

July 02, 2020 8:56 am

Syed Akbaruddin writes: Even while Guterres’ apocalyptic horsemen have been prancing around, the UN system has been missing in action, except at the fringes. Barring the descent of a guardian angel, the current multilateral order that Guterres presides over is in deep trouble.

UN chief criticises lack of global cooperation on COVID-19

June 24, 2020 10:01 am

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in an interview with The Associated Press that what needs to be done is to make countries understand that by acting in isolation “they are creating the situation that is getting out of control” — and that global coordination is key.

UN chief expresses concern over child casualties in J&K

June 16, 2020 2:10 pm

"I remain concerned by child casualties in Jammu and Kashmir and call upon the Government to take preventive measures to protect children, including by ending the use of pellets against children.

UN chief takes Saudis off blacklist for harming Yemen's kids

June 16, 2020 12:20 pm

In 2016, then secretary-general Ban Ki-moon removed the Saudi-led coalition from the "blacklist" of government forces that committed grave violations against children the previous year following a vehement protest from Saudi Arabia.


How urban population is rising globally: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

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”.