Monday, Oct 03, 2022

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres


‘Appalling, reprehensible’: UN Secretary General, US National Security Advisor on attack on Salman Rushdie

August 13, 2022 2:46 pm

Salman Rushdie, who faced death threats for years after writing “The Satanic Verses”, was stabbed by a 24-year-old New Jersey resident, identified as Hadi Matar, on Friday.

UN to monitor Ukraine war for violations against children

July 12, 2022 1:10 pm

The highest number of “grave violations” verified by the UN against children were in Afghanistan, Congo, Israel, the Palestinian territories, Somalia, Syria and Yemen, as per UN.

UN delays vote on aid to Syria's northwest from Turkey

July 08, 2022 2:59 pm

Russia, which is one of the veto-wielding members, is demanding an extension of only six months.

'We call for full respect of all religions, ensuring different communities can live in harmony, peace': UN spokesperson on Udaipur killing

June 30, 2022 12:04 pm

Two men, identified as Riaz Akhtari and Ghouse Mohammad, with a cleaver, hacked Kanhaiya Lal to death in Udaipur city and posted videos online that said they are avenging an insult to Islam. This has triggered communal violence in Rajasthan, forcing parts of the state in curfew

UN chief: Prospect of nuclear conflict back 'within realm of possibility' over Ukraine

March 14, 2022 10:55 pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin late last month said that his nation's nuclear forces should be put on high alert, raising fears that Russia's invasion of Ukraine could lead to nuclear war.

Afghans face 'their most perilous hour', warns UN boss

September 13, 2021 7:28 pm

"The people of Afghanistan are facing the collapse of an entire country — all at once," UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said at a Geneva conference.

Nearly four lakh people newly displaced in Afghanistan by conflict since start of year: UN

August 12, 2021 2:43 pm

Afghanistan has been witnessing a series of terror attacks since the US began withdrawing its troops on May 1. The Taliban insurgents have overrun one-quarter of Afghanistan's provincial capitals.

UN chief: World faces a 'hurricane of humanitarian crises'

July 17, 2021 10:13 am

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that humanitarian needs are outpacing the ability of the United Nations and aid organisations to meet them, “turbocharged by the Covid-19 pandemic".

UN chief reappoints billionaire Bloomberg as climate envoy

February 05, 2021 5:55 pm

Bloomberg, who has long campaigned on the issue of climate change, was first tapped for the position in 2018.

UN chief welcomes Israel, UAE agreement

August 14, 2020 3:05 pm

The UN chief said peace in the Middle East was imperative as the region confronts the grave threats of COVID-19 and radicalisation.