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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres


COP25 summit: UN chief warns of 'point of no return' on climate change

December 03, 2019 5:47 am

Several studies have shown that the climate crisis had been worsening rapidly, and that the world’s response had been woefully inadequate so far, thereby requiring an immediate and massive scaling up of efforts.

UN chief Antonio Guterres could discuss Kashmir issue at UNGA: UN spokesperson

September 20, 2019 5:09 pm

Guterres emphasised Wednesday that “dialogue” between India and Pakistan is an “absolute essential element” for reaching a solution on the Kashmir issue.

Good offices available to India, Pak, if both ask for it: UN chief Guterres on Kashmir issue

September 19, 2019 11:10 am

The Secretary General's remarks came ahead of the UN General Assembly session where Pakistan has vowed to raise the Kashmir issue after India revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

Come with a plan: UN chief Antonio Guterres tells world leaders ahead of climate summit

March 29, 2019 11:26 am

The UN chief said he has convened the 'Climate Action Summit' on September 23 and he is telling leaders, "in September, please do not come with a speech; come with a plan."

India supports UN chief's ambitious plan to overhaul UN development system

June 01, 2018 7:42 pm

The General Assembly Thursday gave the green light to a bold new plan to make sustainable development a reality, described by Guterres as "the most ambitious and comprehensive transformation of the UN development system in decades".

UN mission in S Sudan probing sexual assault charges against Nepalese peacekeepers

April 25, 2018 4:04 pm

The UN spokesman had earlier said that any act of sexual abuse is "horrendous", in particular "one involving a child is especially heinous".

No mediation on Kashmir unless both parties agree: UN chief Antonio Guterres

January 23, 2018 2:26 pm

Asked about escalating tensions between India and Pakistan due to ongoing skirmishes and firing along the border, UN Secretary-General's spokesman Stephane Dujarric said, "We're obviously aware. We're following this… what's been going on, really for the last 10 days."

Kailash Satyarthi seeks high-level meet of UN bodies on child labour

December 18, 2017 8:05 am

During last month's 'Fourth Global Conference on the Eradication of Child Labour', in which more than 100 countries took part, the governments had pledged to take immediate action towards eradicating child labour in all its forms by 2025.

UN chief calls for stability in Lebanon

November 06, 2017 8:22 am

Hariri, a protege of Riyadh, yesterday announced his surprise resignation in a broadcast from the Saudi capital. He cited the "grip" of Iran -- an ally of Shiite group Hezbollah -- on the country, and also said he feared for his life

Two UN peacekeepers killed, 18 hurt in eastern Congo attacks

October 10, 2017 12:49 pm

The suspected rebels attacked early Monday near a UN base in Mamundioma, about 35 kilometers from Beni, UN Congo mission spokesperson Florence Marchal said earlier. At least 22 people are missing, said David Muhaze.