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UN chief Antonio Guterres condemns Kabul Gurudwara attack

March 26, 2020 10:53 am

On Wednesday, at least 25 worshippers were killed and eight others injured when a heavily armed suicide bomber stormed his way into a prominent gurudwara in the heart of Afghanistan's capital of Kabul.

UN chief declares women's inequality 'stupid' and a global shame

February 28, 2020 8:52 am

Speaking ahead of the annual meeting of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York next month, Guterres warned that the state of women's rights was dire and said he would seek to end "default male thinking" across the United Nations.

Necessary to prevent statelessness when nationality laws are changed: UN chief on CAA-NRC

February 19, 2020 4:27 pm

"The present High Commissioner for Refugees is quite active to this situation like many others like this. Because there is risk of statelessness created by those national laws," the UN Secretary General told Dawn News TV.

India says no to UN chief’s offer of mediation with Pakistan

February 17, 2020 10:05 am

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in Islamabad Sunday that it was important for India and Pakistan to de-escalate “militarily and verbally” and exercise “maximum restraint”.

Africa holds 'silence the guns' summit

February 10, 2020 7:09 am

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres said silencing the guns was about human rights and sustainable development, and the AU's initiative had the UN's full support.

UN thanks India for paying regular budget assessments within specified timeframe

January 11, 2020 3:39 pm

"With a fourth country paying up today, we are going to repeat thanks to Armenia, Portugal and Ukraine, and freshly thank India, which paid up today," Stéphane Dujarric, the spokesman of US Secretary-General António Guterres told reporters Friday.

Time is now

December 03, 2019 12:19 am

Success of CoP 25 hinges on how urgently countries resolve discord over climate finance, carbon markets.

India most vulnerable to rising sea levels due to climate change: UN chief

November 05, 2019 9:09 am

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres said there is an “addiction” to coal that nations need to overcome because it remains a major threat in relation to climate change.

Amid 'severe liquidity crisis', UN chief says struggling to pay salaries

October 09, 2019 11:30 am

The UN is facing a “severe liquidity crisis”, reaching its deepest deficit of the decade, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said, warning that the world organisation will not have enough cash by next month to cover payrolls.

Antonio Guterres warns UN may not have enough money to pay staff next month

October 09, 2019 8:22 am

He told the 193-member UN General Assembly's budget committee that if he had not worked since January to cut spending then "we would not have had the liquidity to support" the annual gathering of world leaders last month.


How urban population is rising globally: News in Numbers

November 02, 2018 8:50 am

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”.