He said this year, when the world is facing the unprecedented upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic, “we are also commemorating 75 years of the United Nations.
Prof. Rattan Lal of Ohio State University and Dr. Uma Lele of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) are among the Scientific Group Members named by Guterres.
Antonio Guterres told Friday's virtual commemoration of the signing of the U.N. Charter that 'global pressures are spiraling up' and 'today's realities are as forbidding as ever.'
The United Nations gave recognition to the achievement of the state in fighting Covid-19 on its Public Service Day, celebrated on June 23.
The presidency of the Council is held by each of the members in turn for one month, following the English alphabetical order of the member states' names.
As New York City begins the first phase of reopening from Monday, the UN is also gearing up for its return to normalcy in three phases.
International recognition came calling the 13-year-old girl as she was appointed as 'Good Will Ambassador (GWA) for the Poor' by the United Nations Association for Development and Peace.
Russia did not attend the informal council meeting broadcast online, which was the centerpiece of Estonia's council presidency.
While India could clock a 1.2 per cent GDP growth, China is estimated to record a 1.7 per cent growth rate.
The secretary-general called on political leaders to show solidarity with all people, on educational institutions to focus on "digital literacy".
About 700 million people 10 per cent of the world's population are most vulnerable and concentrated in about 30 to 40 countries.
Many countries have been grappling with the inequality the virus has often laid bare, and how to ensure everyone has access to necessary hygiene products and protective equipment.
Comparing the 50 countries in the reports this and last year, the number of people in food crisis rose by nearly 10 percent to 123 million people.
Indian peacekeepers in UN missions continue to provide humanitarian, healthcare assistance amidst COVID-19 threat
Indian peacekeepers with the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) repaired an important road intersection in Khor Adar, restoring connections between Bunj and Melut.
UN approved a resolution to ensure timely and equitable access to testing, medical supplies and coronavirus vaccines for all in need, especially in developing countries.