Antonio guterres

Covid vaccines donated by India for peacekeepers exhausted: UN spokesperson

India, one of the largest troop-contributing countries to UN peacekeeping missions, had gifted 2,00,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for UN peacekeepers across all UN missions.

published on : 18th September 2021

UN chief announces USD 20 million allocation to support humanitarian operation in Afghanistan

At the global conference, Guterres announced a USD 20 million allocation from the UN's Central Emergency Response Fund to support the humanitarian operation in Afghanistan.

published on : 13th September 2021

China asks US, world to step-up aid to Afghanistan to avert crisis post-Taliban takeover

China has committed to provide 200 million Yuan (about USD 31 million) aid comprising food, winter clothing and medicines to the war-torn country.

published on : 13th September 2021

UN seeks USD 606 million for Afghanistan after Taliban takeover

A severe drought that is jeopardising the upcoming harvest and the increased vulnerability of Afghans who have already faced decades of violence and deprivation make the aid evermore urgent.

published on : 13th September 2021

'UN doesn't engage in recognition of governments': Official on new Taliban administration

The Taliban on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, unveiled a hardline interim government led by Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund, with key roles being shared by high-profile members of the insurgent group.

published on : 8th September 2021

Mercenaries and foreign fighters must leave Libya: UN chief

The U.N. chief also urged countries supplying arms and military equipment to the foreign fighters to stop violating the U.N. arms embargo.

published on : 4th September 2021

'World will scrutinise your actions': UN urges Taliban to keep 'promises'

The pledges include to grant an amnesty to former government workers in Afghanistan, show inclusiveness for women and allow girls to remain in school.

published on : 17th August 2021

Global community must unite to ensure Afghan is never used as platform for terrorists again: Guterres 

The Taliban swept into Kabul on Sunday after President Ashraf Ghani fled the country, bringing an end to a two-decade campaign in which the US and its allies had tried to transform Afghanistan.

published on : 16th August 2021

UN Security Council to meet on August 16 to discuss Afghan situation under Indian presidency

India assumed the Presidency of the UN Security Council for the month on August 1 and wrapped up a hectic week with discussions on Afghanistan on August 6 amidst a deteriorating security situation.

published on : 16th August 2021

Nearly four lakh people newly displaced in Afghanistan by conflict since start of year: UN

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said in a statement Tuesday that the Taliban must cease their military operations in cities.

published on : 12th August 2021

UN chief Guterres strongly condemns attack on UN's main compound in Afghanistan's Herat

The main UN compound in Herat was attacked by “anti-government elements” on Friday and at least one security guard was killed, according to UNAMA.

published on : 31st July 2021

World faces a hurricane of humanitarian crises: UN chief Antonio Guterres

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said humanitarian needs are outpacing the ability of the United Nations and aid organisations to meet them, 'turbocharged by the COVID-19 pandemic.'

published on : 17th July 2021

Antonio Guterres re-elected as UN Secretary General for second five-year term

President of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly Volkan Bozkir announced that Guterres “has been appointed by acclamation as the Secretary General of the United Nations for the second term.

published on : 18th June 2021

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres set to be re-elected as chief of world body

The 15-nation Council held a closed meeting on Tuesday where it adopted the resolution recommending Guterres' name to the 193-member General Assembly for a second term as Secretary General.

published on : 8th June 2021

India conveys support for re-election of Antonio Guterres as UN Secretary General

Antonio Guterres, the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations, took oath of office on January 1, 2017 and his first term ends on December 31 this year.

published on : 26th May 2021
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