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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

UN SECRETARY-GENERAL ANTONIO GUTERRES NEWS

UN chief: Disabled among hardest hit by virus

May 06, 2020 12:09 pm

The UN Chief said, the pandemic is intensifying the inequalities that people with disabilities already face including living in poverty and experiencing higher rates of violence, neglect and abuse and is "producing new threats."

Put women and girls at centre of COVID-19 recovery: UN Secretary-General

April 11, 2020 1:40 pm

While everyone is affected, the UN chief highlighted the devastating consequences of the pandemic on women and girls, encompassing every sphere -- from health and the economy to the security and social protection.

UN chief issues 7-point 'call to action' on human rights

February 24, 2020 6:14 pm

Guterres also spoke out against rising racism, white supremacy and extremism, and lamented violence against women and girls ``as the world's most pervasive human rights abuse.'

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."