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.
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.
The remarks came after the UN spokesperson was asked whether Antonio Guterres planed to mediate between India and Pakistan on Kashmir during the UN General Assembly session later this month that would be attended by both Prime Miniter Narendra Modi and Pakistan PM Imran Khan.
Guterres' report was written before US President Donald Trump abruptly ended a nearly yearlong effort to reach a political settlement with the Taliban on Saturday. Trump said on Monday that US peace talks with the Taliban were now "dead."
On the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion and Belief Guterres UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged everyone to prevent such attacks and demanded those responsible be held accountable.
The Indian Express speaks to Vivek Katju, former Indian diplomat who has dealt with Afghanistan and Pakistan in the Ministry of External Affairs, on United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres statement on Jammu and Kashmir.
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Guterres told reporters Thursday that the INF treaty "is a landmark agreement that helped stabilize Europe and end the Cold War" and its end "will likely heighten, not reduce, the threat posed by ballistic missiles."
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”.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that the US travel ban imposed on refugees and immigrants from seven Middle East and North African countries is not the way to best protect the US or any other country. Speaking in Addis Ababa, the UN General Secretary said it is very important to review the very dramatic situations […]