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Tag: Secretary General Antonio Guterres

UN Thanks India For Paying Its Dues Early

New York City: India has paid its 2020 annual dues ahead of schedule to the cash-strapped world body earning its thanks. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’s Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric on Friday thanked India for sending the payment. India paid on Friday the full amount of $23.4 million for this year for the general budget due […]

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 […]

CAB: UN Chief Wants Laws To Be Non-Discriminatory

United Nations: Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wants laws to be non-discriminatory, but will not comment on India’s Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) while the legislative process is still underway, according to his spokesperson. Asked at the daily briefing on Tuesday by a reporter about the bill that was passed on Monday midnight by the Lok Sabha, Deputy […]

'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 […]

UN chief signs Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact

United Nations: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has signed the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact. According to a statement on Friday, the Secretary-General said that the compact “establishes a set of guiding principles aimed at significantly improving the coordination and coherence of the United Nations system to support Member States on the implementation of […]

Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai made UN Messenger of Peace

United Nations: Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel laureate, has broken another age barrier and become the youngest UN Messenger of Peace, an honour she shares with Hollywood actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Charlize Theron. Hailing the Pakistani teenager as “the most famous student in the world” and the symbol of the cause of education for all, […]