Antonio Guterres

UN chief condemns rich countries 'vicious' tactics against poor

Guterres said the poorest nations were being left behind in the "digital revolution" and the Ukraine war had only increased the prices they pay for food and fuel.

published on : 4th March 2023

Davos 2023: UN chief warns the world is in a 'sorry state'

Guterres said the "gravest levels of geopolitical division and mistrust in generations" are undermining efforts to tackle global problems

published on : 18th January 2023

Three-day India tour of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres begins on Tuesday 

It will be the first visit of Guterres to India since his second term in office commenced in January.

published on : 17th October 2022

PM Modi speaks with UN secy-gen; calls for speedy probe into attack on peacekeepers in Congo

Meanwhile, Guterres offered his condolences to the families of the two slain Indian Border Security Force personnel, as well as to the government and the people of India.

published on : 29th July 2022

UN chief: Governments' inaction on climate is 'dangerous'

Guterres said global greenhouse gas emissions need to drop by 45 per cent this decade, but are currently forecast to increase by 14 per cent.

published on : 14th June 2022

Ukraine slams Kyiv attack amid efforts for new Mariupol evacuation

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Ukraine’s forces were holding off Russia’s attempt to advance in the south and east, as efforts continued to secure safe passage for residents of Mariupol.

published on : 29th April 2022

UN chief welcomes Taliban's plan to reopen schools for girls, boys

Since taking power, the Taliban have rolled back women's rights in virtually every area, including crushing women's freedom of movement.

published on : 18th March 2022

'Greatest courage is to be non-violent': UN leaders recall Gandhi's power to bring change

The US representative at the UN said Gandhi's thoughts and legacy are as relevant today, as it was seven decades ago when he led the people of India to freedom.

published on : 2nd October 2019

We need to 'save the Pacific to save the world': UN chief Antonio Guterres

According to the UN, Vanuatu is the world's most at-risk country from natural hazards, but Guterres said it was also leading the way with is resilience. 

published on : 18th May 2019

Gridlock and K-pop: Five things to know about the UN General Assembly

About 130 world leaders are gathering at the United Nations this week for the annual high-level debate to address pressing global issues ...

published on : 24th September 2018

UN chief Antonio Guterres hails famine prevention mechanism

The mechanism has the support of global technology companies, including Microsoft, Google and Amazon Web Services.

published on : 24th September 2018

UN chief Antonio Guterres saddened over destruction caused by Kerala flood

Kerala is witnessing the worst flooding in 100 years. About 80 dams have overflowed and more than 300 lives have been lost.

published on : 18th August 2018

UN chief 'deeply concerned' as US cancels nuclear summit with North Korea

His comments came shortly after Trump informed Kim he was cancelling the nuclear summit, blaming "anger" and "hostility" from the North Korean regime for the collapse of the historic event. 

published on : 24th May 2018

UN urges respect for rights in Armenia after new PM Serzh Sarkisian resigns amid protests

Sarkisian, who served as president for a decade, was last week elected as prime minister with sweeping powers, triggering the protests.

published on : 23rd April 2018

Hope authorities bring Kathua rape perpetrators to justice: UN chief Antonio Guterres

UN chief Antonio Guterres has expressed hope that the authorities will bring perpetrators of the brutal crime in Kathua to justice.

published on : 14th April 2018

UN chief concerned over Kashmir situation: spokesperson

The spokesperson was responding to a question on the situation in Kashmir and whether the secretary-general had spoken with Indian authorities.

published on : 6th April 2018

Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar need to be relocated ahead of rains: UN chief

The UN chief was responding to a question on the need to relocate the Rohingya refugees currently living in camps in the border town of Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh.

published on : 30th March 2018

UN chief hits out at Myanmar army chief over Rohingya comments

The UN Security Council is hoping to travel to Myanmar to get a first-hand look at the refugee crisis, but has not yet been given the green light for the trip by Myanmar authorities.

published on : 27th March 2018

UN chief Antonio Guterres condemns use of nerve agent in poisoning of Russian ex-spy in Britain

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned the alleged use of nerve agent in the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain.

published on : 15th March 2018

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
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