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With Russia's backing, the council voted unanimously to demand the truce "without delay" as Syrian war planes pounded the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta.
Syrian jets have been raining bombs on the eastern suburbs of Damascus in recent days, killing more than 300 people and prompting an international outcry.
The Russian ambassador spoke shortly after Guterres called for an immediate halt to "war activities" in Eastern Ghouta where he said 400,000 people were living "in hell on earth."
Baghdad says it needs nearly $90 billion to rebuild after more than three years of fighting with IS devastated homes, schools, hospitals and other infrastructure.
Venezuela is engulfed in an economic and political crisis and Libya has two rival governments, each backed by an array of militias.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that without accelerated action 68 million girls could be subjected to female genital mutilation by 2030.
Guterres' statement comes after President Abdulla Yameen ordered a state of emergency in the country and gave sweeping powers to the law enforcement agencies and the military.
The appeal comes after President Abdulla Yameen of the Maldives declared a state of emergency and his security forces stormed the Supreme Court.
The UN chief said the global consensus on settling the conflict could be eroding, making effective concerted action more difficult to achieve, at a time when it is more important than ever.
Antonio Guterres has ruled out any mediation to resolve the Kashmir issue unless the two parties address their outstanding issues through talks.
The UN Secretary-General's spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that in principle good offices of the UN chief are always available for mediation, but everyone needs to agree on involving the world body.
Antonio Guterres urged the Security Council to revive efforts to punish those responsible for chemical weapons use in Syria.
The secretary-general noted that the International Atomic Energy Agency, has repeatedly confirmed that Iran is fulfilling its nuclear-related commitments under the deal.
Encouraged by the recent talks between North Korea and South Korea, he said there is need to build on small signs of hope.
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