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Tag: Antonio Guterres

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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 […]

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UN General Assembly To Spotlight Climate Change: Guterres

United Nations: The 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 74) will spotlight climate change in the coming days when leaders gather at the UN headquarters in New York to discuss issues of common concern, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said. “We will spotlight climate change, which threatens everyone and everything,” the UN […]

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Guterres Rules Out UN Involvement In Kashmir

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday ruled out any direct involvement in resolving the Kashmir issue unless both India and Pakistan agreed to it. At a news conference here, he said that his capacity for helping resolve the situation “is related to good offices and good offices can only be implemented when the […]

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'Kashmir Restrictions Hindering Muharram Processions A Negative'

United Nations: The head of a UN body to promote cultural and religious harmony has said that the restrictions in Kashmir that prevented Shias from holding their Muharram procession is a “negative”. “Anything that puts obstacles or don’t allow people to respect each other is negative,” Miguel Moratinos, the High Representative for the UN Alliance […]

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Modi Has Recommitted To Leading Climate Change Fight: UN Official

United Nations: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recommitted to continue to lead the fight against climate change at his meeting with Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, according to an official organising September’s UN summit on climate change. Modi made the pledge when he met Guterres in Biarritz, France, on Sunday on the sidelines of the G7 meeting, […]

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Guterres Tells Modi All Sides Should Avoid Escalation

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has discussed Kashmir with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and told him that all the sides should avoid escalation, according to the former’s spokesperson. Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric told reporters on Monday that at their meeting on Sunday in Biarritz, France, on the sidelines of the G7 summit, “the issue […]

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Trump Has Made It Clear Mediation Offer On Kashmir Not On Table Anymore: Shringla

Washington: US President Donald Trump has made it clear that his offer of mediation on Kashmir is not on the table anymore, a top Indian diplomat said on Monday. India’s Ambassador to the US, Harsh Vardhan Shringla, said that America’s decades-old policy on Kashmir has been no mediation but to encourage India and Pakistan to […]

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Guterres Overstepped UNSC Mandate In Report On Children In Conflict: India

United Nations: India has said that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres overstepped the Security Council’s mandate on reporting on children in armed conflicts by including New Delhi in a selective manner that politicises the issue in his recent report. “In spite of the clear mandate by the Council, we are disappointed that the report of the […]

Terrorists in Kashmir, Maoists recruiting child warriors: Guterres

United Nations: Terrorist groups operating in Kashmir and Maoists groups elsewhere have recruited children as fighters, according to a report by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The annual report on children and armed conflict for 2018 released on Tuesday also said that children continued to be killed or injured in operations by the security forces in Kashmir […]

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UN launches plan of action on hate speech

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday announced the launch of the UN Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech. The strategy and plan of action is a program to coordinate efforts across the UN system to identify, prevent and confront hate speech, using all the means in its power, according to the […]

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UN chief welcomes Pakistan's offer to release Indian pilot

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday welcomed Pakistan’s offer to release Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was captured when his MiG-21 went down in Pakistan-occupied territory. His Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric told reporters: “The report of the release of the Indian pilot by the Pakistani authorities would be very much a welcome step. We would […]

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Day after meeting Islamabad envoy, Guterres for swift justice for Pulwama terrorists

United Nations: Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for bringing the perpetrators of the terrorist attack that killed 40 Indian security personnel in Kashmir swiftly to justice a day after meeting Pakistan’s Permanent Representative Maleeha Lodhi. His spokesperson Stephane Dujarric issued on Wednesday a stern statement: “It is essential that there be accountability under international law […]

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UN chief underscores radio's role in communications

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has underscored the importance of radio, saying it reaches more people than any other media platform even in the world of digital communications. “It conveys vital information and raises awareness on important issues. And it is a personal, interactive platform where people can air their views, concerns, and grievances. […]

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UN chief expresses concern over SL President's decision to dissolve Parliament

United Nations: UN chief Antonio Guterres has expressed concern over Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to dissolve the nation’s Parliament, underlining the “utmost importance” of respecting democratic processes and resolving differences in accordance with the rule of law. Sri Lanka’s political crisis deepened Friday as President Sirisena dissolved the Parliament and announced snap polls […]

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India contributes $300K to UN programme to train commanders

United Nations: India has donated $300,000 to a programme to train commanders for UN peacekeeping, according to Stephane Dujarric, the spokesman for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Known as the “Pipeline to Peacekeeping Command Programme,” it will “over a period of three years, help develop the capacity of future commanders and managers to lead by example and […]

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UNSC victim of 'self-inflicted wounds of diminishing relevance': India

United Nations: Warning that the Security Council is becoming a victim of “self-inflicted wounds of diminishing relevance”, India has called for united action to reform it. India’s Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin on Monday ridiculed attempts to prevent the reform of the Council telling the General Assembly: “We cannot pose as guardians of a status quo […]

India essential component of multi-polar world: UN Secretary General

New Delhi: Multilateralism has not been under so much fire as it is today and India will be the essential component if the world has to become multipolar, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday. He called for a global response to climate change and terrorism, which he said were the two biggest challenges […]

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Multilateralism is under fire when world needs it most: Guterres

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Tuesday that multilateralism is under fire at a time when the world needs it most. “Our world is suffering from a bad case of ‘trust deficit disorder’,” Guterres told world leaders attending this year’s high-level General Debate of the UN General Assembly. “And multilateralism is under fire […]

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UN chief calls for elimination of racial discrimination

New York: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that it is time all nations and all people live up to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which recognises the inherent dignity and equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human race. The UN chief made the remarks in a speech to the General Assembly […]

UN chief calls for tackling sexual exploitation, abuse

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for global solidarity to fight sexual exploitation and abuse. Speaking at the High Level Meeting on the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, Guterres on Monday stressed that sexual exploitation and abuse is a global menace from which no country, institution, or family was immune, reports Xinhua […]

UN chief urges Suu Kyi to halt offensive against Rohingyas

United Nations: Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has “a last chance” to halt an Army offensive that has forced thousands of the Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said. Guterres told the BBC on Saturday night that Suu Kyi had a last chance to stop the offensive. […]

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UN begins 100-day countdown to International Day of Peace

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has started a 100-day countdown to the International Day of Peace, with a strong appeal to citizens, governments and leaders worldwide to “put peace first.” Guterres on Wednesday said the International Day, marked annually on September 21, “embodies our shared aspiration to end the needless suffering caused by armed […]

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UN chief calls on world to back Paris climate deal

New York: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on all leaders of government, business, and civil society to back the Paris climate change agreement and take actions to slow down global warming. In his first major speech on climate action on Tuesday, Guterres promised that he will intensify high-level political engagement to “raise the bar” on […]

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UN chief watching tensions between India, Pak closely:Dujarric

United Nations: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is watching the rising tensions between India and Pakistan very closely and reiterates the need for the South Asian neighbours to find a peaceful solution through engagement and dialogue. Guterres’ spokesperson Stephane Dujarric, responding to a question at the daily press briefing yesterday, asserted that the Secretary General […]

UN chief following India-Pakistan developments: Official

United Nations: Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is following the recent developments between India and Pakistan and reiterates his call for for dialogue by the nuclear-armed neighbours, Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said. He was asked at his daily briefing on Thursday about recent media stories on the risk of a nuclear war between the two countries and if […]

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