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UN chief wants Syria ceasefire 'immediately'

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.

published on : 25th February 2018

Saudi Arabia, UAE call on Syria to 'stop the violence' in 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.

published on : 22nd February 2018

Russia seeks UN Security Council meeting on Eastern Ghouta

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."

published on : 22nd February 2018

UN chief urges world support for Iraq after war with IS

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.

published on : 14th February 2018

Unpaid dues: Venezuela, Libya lose UN voting rights for third time in three years 

Venezuela is engulfed in an economic and political crisis and Libya has two rival governments, each backed by an array of militias.

published on : 14th February 2018

UN chief says 68 million girls may face genital mutilation by 2030

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that without accelerated action 68 million girls could be subjected to female genital mutilation by 2030.

published on : 7th February 2018

UN chief asks Maldives to uphold rule of law

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.

published on : 7th February 2018

UN chief Antonio Guterres urges Maldives to lift state of emergency

The appeal comes after President Abdulla Yameen of the Maldives declared a state of emergency and his security forces stormed the Supreme Court.

published on : 6th February 2018

UN chiefs warns of 'one-state reality' in Middle East

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.

published on : 6th February 2018

No mediation on Kashmir unless both India, Pakistan agree: UN chief

Antonio Guterres has ruled out any mediation to resolve the Kashmir issue unless the two parties address their outstanding issues through talks.

published on : 23rd January 2018

UN chief Antonio Guterres asks India, Pakistan to resolve 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.

published on : 23rd January 2018

UN chief Antonio Guterres wants Syria gas attacks probe to be revived

Antonio Guterres urged the Security Council to revive efforts to punish those responsible for chemical weapons use in Syria.

published on : 19th January 2018

Iran nuclear deal must be safeguarded: UN chief Antonio Guterres

The secretary-general noted that the International Atomic Energy Agency, has repeatedly confirmed that Iran is fulfilling its nuclear-related commitments under the deal.

published on : 18th January 2018

UN chief Antonio Guterres expresses concern over threats pose by nuclear weapons

Encouraged by the recent talks between North Korea and South Korea, he said there is need to build on small signs of hope.

published on : 16th January 2018

India contributes USD 50,000 to UN Youth Envoy's office

The contribution is voluntary with no strings attached and is in addition to the regular payments India makes to the UN's general and peacekeeping budgets.  

published on : 13th January 2018
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