Antonio Guterres: News

14 May 2024


Indian staff member with UN killed in Gaza 

An Indian personnel associated with the United Nations (UN) was killed in Rafah, Gaza, when the vehicle he was traveling in came under attack.

18 Apr 2024

Elon Musk

US reacts to Musk backing permanent UNSC seat for India

The United States supports reforms in the United Nations, including the UN Security Council, US State Department Principal Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel said in a press conference on Wednesday (local time).

16 Apr 2024

Benjamin Netanyahu

As Iran-Israel conflict escalates, UN worried about nuclear strike attack

As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu mulls a counterstrike on Iran, the United Nations (UN) has appealed for the de-escalation of a much-feared war in the Middle East.

Explained: Enforceability of UN Security Council's Gaza ceasefire resolution

After over five months of the Israel-Hamas war, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Monday demanded for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

23 Mar 2024


UN chief to visit Egypt-Gaza border amid rising tensions

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is slated to visit Egypt's border with Gaza on Saturday to push for a ceasefire in the war-hit region, Reuters reported, citing his spokesperson.

16 Mar 2024

Vladimir Putin

Video of person urinating on Putin's parents' grave goes viral

In a shocking development, an unknown individual desecrated the grave of Russian President Vladimir Putin's parents by allegedly urinating on it at the Serafimovsky cemetery in Saint Petersburg.

India abstains from voting on Islamophobia in UNGA; explains why

India on Friday (local time) chose to abstain from a United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) vote on a resolution addressing Islamophobia, which was introduced by Pakistan and supported by China.

US likely to veto UNSC vote on Gaza ceasefire

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is set to vote on Tuesday on a proposal by Algeria for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.

Explainer: How will UNRWA funding cuts impact Gaza

At least nine countries, including the United States (US), the United Kingdom (UK), Australia, and Canada, have halted funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).

23 Jan 2024

Elon Musk

Elon Musk calls for UNSC reforms, supports India's permanent membership

Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, recently voiced his opinion on the need for United Nations Security Council (UNSC) reforms, calling India's lack of a permanent seat "absurd."

24 Dec 2023

Joe Biden

Didn't ask for ceasefire: Biden after call with Netanyahu 

United States (US) President Joe Biden on Saturday (local time) urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to ensure the protection of civilian lives and humanitarian aid workers in Gaza amid the war with Hamas.

11 Dec 2023


Hamas 'underestimated' our retaliation: Israeli defense minister

While Israel continues its military aggression in Gaza, the Jewish nation's Defense Minister Yoav Gallant has said Hamas "underestimated" their retaliation to its unprecedented October 7 attack.

10 Dec 2023


Won't give up: Guterres appeals for Gaza ceasefire in Doha

Addressing the Doha Forum conference, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday stated he would not give up on his appeal for a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza amid the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas.

09 Dec 2023


Gaza situation 'at breaking point': UN after Israel intensifies strikes

Israel has intensified attacks against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, hitting over 450 targets on Friday alone, Reuters reported.

US vetoes UN resolution demanding immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza

The United States (US) vetoed a United Nations (UN) resolution on Friday (local time) in New York that demanded a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza immediately.

28 Nov 2023

Mohammed Bin Salman

Saudi plans to 'hook' poor countries on oil, boost demand

Saudi Arabia plans to boost demand for its oil in poor countries through an investment initiative—the Oil Demand Sustainability Programme (ODSP)—revealed an investigation by the Centre for Climate Reporting and Channel 4 News.

28 Nov 2023

Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel-Hamas truce extended by 2 days, more hostages releasing today

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office received a list of the fifth batch of hostages set to be freed by Hamas on Tuesday, The Times of Israel reported.

06 Nov 2023

United Nations (UN)

UN agency heads call for ceasefire in Israeli-Hamas war

In a rare joint statement, the heads of 18 United Nations (UN) agencies called for an immediate ceasefire in the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas.

30 Oct 2023

Climate Change

Climate change is a 'madness' we must stop: UN Secretary-General

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for an end to the "madness" of climate change, as he observed the alarming effects of rapidly melting glaciers on his trip to Nepal's Mount Everest region.

28 Oct 2023


Hamas's naval commander killed in Israeli airstrike

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) on Saturday announced that it had killed the Hamas terrorist group's naval force commander of the Gaza City Brigade, Rateb Abu Sahiban, during an overnight airstrike.

28 Oct 2023


Israel intensifies Gaza bombardment, cuts off internet and phone services

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) spokesperson Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari announced on Friday that the country is expanding its "ground operations" in the Gaza Strip.

25 Oct 2023


Israel says ready to invade Gaza; bombs Syrian army sites

Israel is ready to invade Gaza, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Chief-of-Staff Lieutenant General Herzi Halevi said on Tuesday, adding that they were coordinating with the political rung to finalize the exact timing for the invasion.

18 Oct 2023

Joe Biden

Biden backs Israel's account of Gaza hospital strike

United States (US) President Joe Biden landed in Israel on Wednesday amid the Israel-Hamas conflict.

18 Oct 2023

Benjamin Netanyahu

'Terrorists' attacked Gaza hospital, not IDF, says Netanyahu; Palestine reacts

A day after Palestinian authorities accused Israeli airstrikes of killing 500 people in a Gaza hospital, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed "terrorists in Gaza" for the attack.

16 Oct 2023

United Nations (UN)

UN chief appeals Israel to allow humanitarian aid in Gaza

Amid the Israel-Hamas conflict, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas to release all Israeli hostages without conditions immediately.

14 Oct 2023

Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli military launches 'localized raids' into Gaza, major escalation looms

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) launched targeted "localized raids" on the ground in Gaza on Friday, sending in infantry and tanks to clear the area of potential Hamas terrorists and search for missing Israelis, The Times of Israel reported.

26 Sep 2023

S Jaishankar

Jaishankar engages with UN leaders, Guterres praises India's G20 presidency

External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar held a series of meetings with top United Nations (UN) leadership in New York on Monday to discuss India's G20 Presidency, regional issues, and global challenges, PTI reported.

27 Jul 2023

United Nations (UN)

Niger soldiers declare coup on national TV, detain president

Soldiers in Niger have reportedly announced on national television the official removal of President Mohamed Bazoum from power.

20 Jun 2023

Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena (UBT) seeks UN recognition for 'World Traitors Day'

Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) MP Sanjay Raut on Tuesday petitioned the United Nations to declare June 20 as "World Traitors Day" to mark the treachery on the original Shiv Sena by Eknath Shinde—now the Maharashtra Chief Minister—and 40 other MLAs.

13 Jun 2023

United Nations (UN)

25% of people globally think wife beating is justified: UN

Almost 90% of people globally are biased against women, according to a new United Nations (UN) report, highlighting that progress toward gender equality has stalled.

18 Apr 2023


Sudan: 185 killed in army-paramilitary clashes, UN appeals for ceasefire

The death toll from three days of severe battle between the regular army and paramilitaries in Sudan has risen to at least 185, with more than 1,800 injured, according to the United Nations Special Representative for Sudan Volker Perthes.

24 Mar 2023

United Nations (UN)

UN aware of RaGa's jail sentence in 2019 defamation case

Farhan Haq, the Deputy Spokesman for United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, said that the organization is aware of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's two-year jail sentence, reported PTI.

08 Mar 2023

United Nations (UN)

Gender equality 300 years away: UN chief on Women's Day

Gender equality is becoming an increasingly distant goal and could still be 300 years away, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday while addressing the General Assembly.

20 Oct 2022


PM Modi, UN's Antonio Guterres launch 'Mission LiFE' in Gujarat

United Nation chief Antonio Guterres and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched 'Mission LiFE' (Lifestyle for Environment) at the Statue of Unity in Gujarat's Ekta Nagar.

19 Oct 2022

United Nations (UN)

UN chief Antonio Guterres criticizes India over human rights performance

The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday chastised India for its record on human rights.

23 Apr 2022


Russia-Ukraine war: UN chief to meet Putin, Zelenskyy next week

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will reportedly meet Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy next week.

06 Sep 2021

US State Department

Soldiers detain Guinea's president, dissolve government

Mutinous soldiers in the West African nation of Guinea detained President Alpha Conde on Sunday after hours of heavy gunfire rang out near the presidential palace in the capital city, then announced on state television that the government had been dissolved in an apparent coup d'etat.

22 Feb 2021

United Nations (UN)

UN chief condemns deadly violence against anti-coup protesters in Myanmar

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday condemned the use of deadly violence in Myanmar days after at least two were killed in anti-coup protests.

09 Feb 2021

United Nations (UN)

Polluters must join 'net zero' club for climate: UN Chief

Polluters must step up their commitment to cutting greenhouse gas emissions ahead of a crucial climate summit in November, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday.

UN stands to contribute to ongoing rescue efforts in Uttarakhand

The United Nations stands ready to contribute to the ongoing rescue and assistance efforts in Uttarakhand if necessary, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said.

06 Feb 2021


UN will seek to unite the world, reverse Myanmar coup

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres pledged on Friday that the United Nations will do everything to unite the international community and create conditions for reversing the military coup in Myanmar.

29 Jan 2021


UN Chief lauds India's COVID-19 vaccine assistance to nations

India's vaccine production capacity is one of the best assets the world has today, UN Secretary-General Chief Antonio Guterres said as he applauded India for supplying COVID-19 vaccine doses to nations around the world to combat the catastrophic global health crisis.

26 Jan 2021

World Economic Forum

World faces 'existential threats,' fragilities: UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that the world is not only facing a COVID-19 emergency and the worst economic crisis in nearly a century, but also existential threats to climate and biodiversity and the possibility of the world's largest economies, the US and China, splitting the world in two.

Jayati Ghosh named by UN to High-Level Advisory Board

Indian Development Economist Jayati Ghosh is among 20 personalities appointed by the United Nations to a High-Level Advisory Board that will provide recommendations to the UN Secretary-General to respond to the current and future socio-economic challenges in the post-COVID-19 world.

22 Jan 2021


Antonio Guterres saddened by life loss in Serum Institute fire

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is saddened by the loss of life in a fire at the Serum Institute of India (SII) facility in Pune and hopes that the incident is fully investigated, his spokesperson said on Thursday.

UN chief welcomes the re-engagement of US with WHO

The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed the United States' re-engagement with the World Health Organization.

16 Jan 2021

United Nations (UN)

COVID-19 'vaccinationalism' is self-defeating; will delay global recovery: UN Chief

As the world crossed a "heart-wrenching milestone" of two million deaths from COVID-19, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres lamented that the pandemic's deadly impact has worsened due to the absence of a global coordinated effort.

Hot again: 2020 sets yet another global temperature record

Earth's rising fever hit or neared record hot temperature levels in 2020, global weather groups reported on Thursday.

UNSC to finally take up COVID-19 issue this week

The United Nations Security Council will reportedly take up the issue of the coronavirus pandemic this week.

17 Feb 2020

Jammu And Kashmir

India rejects UN chief's offer to mediate on J&K

India on Sunday rejected an offer from United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' to mediate on the Jammu and Kashmir issue.

12 Oct 2019

United Nations (UN)

UN faces severe cash crisis, shuts ACs, escalators, empties water-coolers

The United Nations is facing a cash crisis, forcing the international body to make severe budget cuts.

27 Aug 2019


UN chief agrees to support India in its NSG bid

In a welcome development for India, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he would help New Delhi in its bid to get a seat on table of Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

23 Aug 2019

Pakistan News

Another embarrassment for Pakistan, UN backs its Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka

In yet another major embarrassment for Pakistan, the United Nations has refused to take any action against Priyanka Chopra, who is the body's Goodwill Ambassador.

09 Apr 2019


UN chief Guterres calls for immediate halt to Libya fighting

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres yesterday strongly condemned the military escalation near Tripoli, the capital city of Libya, and called for an immediate halt to the fighting in the country.

WHO report: 1 in 4 healthcare centers lacks basic facilities

The World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) published a Joint Monitoring Program (JMP) report for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) on April 3.