Articles about Antonio Guterres

Will Taliban speak at UNGA? Here's what the UN says

25 Sep 2021

Will Taliban speak at UNGA? Here's what the UN says

The Taliban, which now rules Afghanistan, is unlikely to participate in the ongoing session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, reports said.

Soldiers detain Guinea's president, dissolve government

06 Sep 2021

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.

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

22 Feb 2021

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.

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

09 Feb 2021

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

08 Feb 2021

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.

UN will seek to unite the world, reverse Myanmar coup

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.

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

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.

World faces 'existential threats,' fragilities: UN chief

26 Jan 2021

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

25 Jan 2021

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.

Antonio Guterres saddened by life loss in Serum Institute fire

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

21 Jan 2021

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.

President Biden signs executive orders to undo Trump's legacy

21 Jan 2021

President Biden signs executive orders to undo Trump's legacy

Soon after he was sworn in, United States President Joe Biden signed a flurry of executive orders to reverse the policies of his predecessor Donald Trump.

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

16 Jan 2021

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

15 Jan 2021

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

06 Apr 2020

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.

Coronavirus kills over 21,000 globally, nearly 3 billion under lockdown

26 Mar 2020

Coronavirus kills over 21,000 globally, nearly 3 billion under lockdown

A third of the entire global population is locked down and over 21,000 have died, courtesy the coronavirus pandemic which originated in China last year in December.

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

17 Feb 2020

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.

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

12 Oct 2019

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.

After attending 'Howdy Modi' event, Trump will meet Imran Khan

21 Sep 2019

After attending 'Howdy Modi' event, Trump will meet Imran Khan

US President Donald Trump's schedule for the next couple of days is jam-packed as he will meet several leaders from across the globe.

UN chief agrees to support India in its NSG bid

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).

Another embarrassment for Pakistan, UN backs its Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka

23 Aug 2019

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.

Pakistan open to Azhar's listing as terrorist, but conditions apply

29 Apr 2019

Pakistan open to Azhar's listing as terrorist, but conditions apply

On Sunday, Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said his country is fine with Masood Azhar's listing in UN as a terrorist, as long as the development is not related to Pulwama attack.

PM Modi receives highest civilian award by the Russian government

12 Apr 2019

PM Modi receives highest civilian award by the Russian government

On Friday, the Russian government awarded Prime Minister Narendra Modi with their highest civilian award, 'Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle'.

UN chief Guterres calls for immediate halt to Libya fighting

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

04 Apr 2019

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.

Ethiopian Airlines crash: Four Indians, including Environment Ministry's consultant, died

11 Mar 2019

Ethiopian Airlines crash: Four Indians, including Environment Ministry's consultant, died

Four Indians lost their lives in the Ethiopian Airlines' jet crash which happened on Sunday morning, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has confirmed.

Indian pilot's release by Pak 'very much welcomed' step: UN

01 Mar 2019

Indian pilot's release by Pak 'very much welcomed' step: UN

The release of an Indian pilot by Pakistan would be a "very much welcomed step", spokesperson for UN chief Antonio Guterres said yesterday, stressing that the message to India and Pakistan from the world body and the international community is to de-escalate tensions.

How Jews found refuge in India shapes International Holocaust-Remembrance Day

29 Jan 2019

How Jews found refuge in India shapes International Holocaust-Remembrance Day

Poignant tales of compassion of Jews finding refuge in India in the midst of the horror of the Holocaust were recounted as the UN commemorated the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Pakistan PM raised Kashmir issue with UN chief: Spokesman

22 Dec 2018

Pakistan PM raised Kashmir issue with UN chief: Spokesman

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan telephoned UN chief Antonio Guterres and raised the issue of Kashmir, a UN spokesman has said.

UN Secretary-General welcomes resolution of political crisis in Sri Lanka

21 Dec 2018

UN Secretary-General welcomes resolution of political crisis in Sri Lanka

UN chief Antonio Guterres has welcomed the resolution of the political crisis in Sri Lanka and called on all the political actors to resolve all outstanding differences in the interest of people of the country.

Saudi Arabia slams US Senate vote as 'interference'

17 Dec 2018

Saudi Arabia slams US Senate vote as 'interference'

Saudi Arabia today slammed as "interference" US Senate resolutions over its war in Yemen and critic Jamal Khashoggi's murder, warning that the move could have repercussions on its strategic ties with Washington.

Nations agree on milestone common rulebook for Paris climate treaty

16 Dec 2018

Nations agree on milestone common rulebook for Paris climate treaty

Nations today struck a deal to breathe life into the landmark 2015 Paris climate treaty after marathon UN talks that failed to match the ambition the world's most vulnerable countries need to avert dangerous global warming.

Yemen deal 'will help bring back security': Saudi-envoy to US

14 Dec 2018

Yemen deal 'will help bring back security': Saudi-envoy to US

Saudi Arabia and its Arab coalition partners "strongly support" an agreement reached on Yemen in UN-brokered peace talks yesterday, which includes a ceasefire in the vital port of Hodeida, Riyadh's US ambassador Khalid bin Salman said.

Trillions of dollars paid in bribes every year: UN Secretary-General

11 Dec 2018

Trillions of dollars paid in bribes every year: UN Secretary-General

Trillions of dollars, equivalent to more than 5% of global GDP, are paid in bribes or stolen through corruption every year, according to the United Nations.

UN-Chief honors Hansa Mehta for Universal Declaration of Human Rights

07 Dec 2018

UN-Chief honors Hansa Mehta for Universal Declaration of Human Rights

UN chief Antonio Guterres has lauded the "essential" role played by Indian reformer Hansa Jivraj Mehta in shaping the landmark document on Universal Declaration of Human Rights and ensuring it contains a more gender-sensitive language.

United Nations launches framework to strengthen fight against terrorism

07 Dec 2018

United Nations launches framework to strengthen fight against terrorism

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launched a framework to combat the scourge of international terrorism and coordinate efforts across the peace and security, humanitarian, and sustainable development sectors.

Yemen on brink of 'major catastrophe': UN aid chief Lowcock

02 Dec 2018

Yemen on brink of 'major catastrophe': UN aid chief Lowcock

UN aid chief Mark Lowcock warned yesterday that Yemen was "on the brink of a major catastrophe," as the world body pushes for peace talks in the impoverished and war-wracked country.

India hopes for early resumption of dialogue between Palestine, Israel

29 Nov 2018

India hopes for early resumption of dialogue between Palestine, Israel

Expressing solidarity with the Palestinian people, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India hopes for an early resumption of dialogue between Palestine and Israel for moving towards a comprehensive and negotiated resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that began in the mid-20th century.

#DomesticViolence: Home is most unsafe place for women, says UN

28 Nov 2018

#DomesticViolence: Home is most unsafe place for women, says UN

A disturbing report released by the United Nations says out of the total number of women killed around the world last year, 58% were murdered by their family members or intimate partners for dowry and/or 'honor-related' matters.

UN environment chief, under fire for travel expenses, resigns

21 Nov 2018

UN environment chief, under fire for travel expenses, resigns

UN environment chief Erik Solheim resigned yesterday after an audit questioning his huge travel expenses triggered an outcry.