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Diversity Must Be Seen As Source Of Strength: UN Chief
Diversity Must Be Seen As Source Of Strength: UN Chief

Diversity should be seen as an anchor of peace and stability and a rallying point for every person to contribute to a better future -- for themselves, and for their societies, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said.

UNSC Backs Antonio Guterres, Ensuring Second Term As Secy General
UNSC Backs Antonio Guterres, Ensuring Second Term As Secy General

After a meeting with Guterres last month, India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar tweeted that New Delhi "values" his leadership and would back his re-election.

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UN Chief Hails US Return To 2015 Paris Agreement

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has hailed the re-entry of the US into the Paris Agreement on climate change and called for global action to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. “Today is a day of hope, as the US officially rejoins the Paris Agreement. This is good news for the US, and for the […]

Indian-Descent Millennial Announces Run Against Gutteres For Top UN Job
Indian-Descent Millennial Announces Run Against Gutteres For Top UN Job

United Nations: A 34-year-old Canadian woman of Indian descent has announced a challenge to the re-election of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres with an agenda of change but without the support of any country. Arora Akanksha, who works for the UN Development Programme, issued a slick video announcing her candidacy last week presenting herself as a […]

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Guterres Says UN Stands Ready To Contribute To Ongoing Rescue And Assistance Efforts In Uttarakhand

By Yoshita Singh United Nations: The United Nations stands ready to contribute to the ongoing rescue and assistance efforts in Uttarakhand if necessary, Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said as the top leadership of the global organisation expressed sadness over the loss of life and damage from the glacier burst and flooding in the Indian […]

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'India World's Best Asset For Fighting Covid-19 With Its Vaccine Capacity'

United Nations: India is one of the world’s best assets in the fight against Covid-19 because of its ability to supply the vaccines needed to fight the pandemic and the UN counts on it, according to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. “I think that the production capacity of India is one of the best assets the world […]

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UN Chief Calls For Women's Participation In Peace Processes

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for efforts to boost women’s meaningful participation in peace processes. “Women’s meaningful and effective participation in mediation matters. It broadens the prospects for peace, stability, social cohesion and economic advancement,” Guterres told a Security Council open debate on women, peace and security on Thursday, Xinhua news agency. But […]

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Int'l Cooperation Only Way To Defeat Covid-19: UN Chief Guterres

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that international cooperation is the only way to defeat the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, as well as climate emergency. “International cooperation is the only way to defeat the Covid-19 pandemic, the climate emergency, rising inequality and the spreading of hatred,” Xinhua news agency quoted Guterres as saying on […]

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Odisha's Archana Soreng Now A Member Of UN Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change

Bhubaneswar: Adding another feather to her cap, Archana Soreng, a tribal woman hailing from Sundergarh district of Odisha, is amongst the seven new members of the Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change as a part of the UN Youth Strategy. As announced by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, the list of […]

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PM Modi To Address High-Level Segment Of UNESC On Friday

New Delhi: For the first time after getting elected as non-permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC), Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a broader UN membership on Friday in an annual High-Level Segment of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UNESC) session. The Prime Minister will deliver the keynote address virtually at […]

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170 Signatories Endorse UN Ceasefire Appeal During COVID-19 Pandemic

United Nations: A total of 170 signatories have endorsed the UN’s appeal for a global ceasefire, and stand united against the global threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative, prompted by Malaysia, shows that a large majority of nations were now standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the global ceasefire call that Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made back in […]

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COVID-19: None of us is safe until we all are, says UN chief

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that overcoming the coronavirus pandemic will require the most massive public health effort in history since it is an interconnected world where “none of us is safe until all of us are safe”. His remarks came as the world leaders on Monday pledged 7.4 billion euros (approximately […]

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Fighting COVID-19: UN Secretary-General 'salutes' India's international aid

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres salutes India and all countries that are helping others in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, according to his Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric. Asked by a reporter at his daily briefing on Thursday about India sending aid to several countries facing the COVID-19 pandemic, Dujarric said: “The secretary-general calls for global […]

COVID-19 is worst crisis since World War II, says UN chief Guterres
COVID-19 is worst crisis since World War II, says UN chief Guterres

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that the world faces the most challenging crisis since World War II, confronting a pandemic threatening people in every country, one that will bring a recession “that probably has no parallel in the recent past.” There is also a risk that the combination of the disease and […]

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World Facing Highest Tensions Fuelled By 'Unpredicted Decisions' : UN Chief Guterres

United Nations: While the Security Council is deadlocked on the killing of Iranian Major General Qassim Soleimani and its aftermath, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that the world is facing the highest level of tensions in this century fuelled by “unpredicted decisions” by nations. “This cauldron of tensions is leading more and more countries to […]

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Youth Greatest Source Of Hope, Says UN Secy Gen In New Year Message

United Nations: Amidst turmoil, the worlds young people are its greatest source of hope, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in his New Year’s message for 2020. “We enter 2020 with uncertainty and insecurity all around. Persistent inequality and rising hatred. A warring world and a warming planet…” Guterres said on Sunday. He added that climate […]

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UN Concerned Over Violence During Protests Against CAA; Urges Respect For Freedom Of Expression

United Nations: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called for respect for the rights of freedom of opinion and expression as he voiced concern over the violence and alleged use of excessive force by security personnel in India during protests against the Citizenship Act. According to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), members of Hindu, Sikh, […]

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UN Chief Condoles Loss Of Lives By Typhoon In Japan

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said he was saddened by the loss of life and extensive destruction caused by Typhoon Hagibis in Japan. At least 35 people have died, and another 17 missing on Sunday as Hagibis ripped through Japan including the Tokyo metropolitan area, causing multiple rivers to overflow and blackouts in […]

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UN May Run Out Of Funds By Month-End, Warns Guterres

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has again sounded a warning that the world organisation is facing a financial crunch and may run out of funds by the end of this month. With only 128 of the 193 member countries having paid their dues in full as of October 3, he has reportedly warned UN […]

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Infosys wins UN global climate action award

Bengaluru: Infosys, Indian software major, on Thursday said it won the UN global climate action award under the carbon neutral category. “We are the only company from India to win the UN award and recognition for efforts to combat climate change,” claimed the city-based IT behemoth in a statement. The UN informed the $11 billion […]

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Action On Climate Needed Before Time Runs Out: Guterres

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres opened the Climate Action Summit in New York, warning that immediate measures were needed to deal with this global problem. “The climate emergency is a race we are losing, but it is a race we can win,” Guterres said on Monday, Efe news reported. The UN secretary-general said the […]

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UN Climate Summit Sets New Pathways To Reduce Emissions

New York: Leaders from government, business, and civil society on Monday announced potentially far-reaching steps to confront climate change at the United Nations Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit here on Monday. As carbon pollution, temperatures, and climate destruction continue to rise, and public backlash mounts, the Summit offered a turning point from inertia into momentum, […]

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PM Modi Asks UN Member States To Join Coalition For Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

United Nations: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday invited UN member states to join the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure being launched by India, as he presented the country’s “practical approach and roadmap” to mitigate climate change at the high-level UN Climate Action Summit here. The summit is being hosted by Secretary General Antonio Guterres. […]

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UN chief asks banking sector to invest in climate action

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres asked the banking industry to invest in climate action and to disinvest from fossil fuels and pollution in general. He made the appeal as he was launching the UN Principles for Responsible Banking on Sunday, Xinhua news agency reported. “Climate action has multiple benefits, including job creation, reduced air […]

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India Important Actor In Climate Action, Making Fantastic Efforts In Renewable Energy: UN Chief

United Nations: India is a very important actor and “fundamental partner” in international efforts on climate action and is making a “fantastic effort” to grow its renewable energy basket, UN chief Antonio Guterres has said. UN Secretary General Guterres, who has met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on several occasions, recalled his leadership of the International […]