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Tag: Un Chief

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 […]

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Guterres Again Offers 'Good Offices' To Resolve Indo-Pak Conflicts

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has again offered his “good offices” to India and Pakistan to resolve their problems, even though New Delhi has rejected his involvement in bilateral disputes. “Our good offices are always available, and we will insist within it of finding peaceful solutions for problems that have no military solution,” he […]

UN Chief Calls For New Type Of Multilateralism To Address Global Challenges

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for a new type of multilateralism to address global challenges. In a virtual speech for the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the first meeting of the UN General Assembly on Sunday, Guterres said 97 per cent of respondents to a UN-sponsored global survey called for improved global […]

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 […]

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 […]

COVID-19: UN chief Guterres calls for unity of Security Council
COVID-19: UN chief Guterres calls for unity of Security Council

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for unity of the Security Council over the COVID-19 pandemic. “The engagement of the Security Council will be critical to mitigate the peace and security implications of the COVID-19 pandemic,” he told the council in a virtual briefing on Thursday, reported Xinhua news agency. “Indeed, a signal of […]

India Rejects UN Chief Guterres' Offer To Mediate On Kashmir Issue

New Delhi: India on Sunday flatly rejected UN chief Antonio Guterres’s offer of mediation on Kashmir and said the real issue needed to be addressed is to vacate territories “illegally and forcibly” occupied by Pakistan. The assertion by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) came after Guterres said in Islamabad that he was concerned over […]

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 […]

UN Chief Appeals To India, Pak To Deal With Kashmir Issue Through Dialogue

United Nations: As Jammu and Kashmir transitioned from a state into two union territories, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reiterated his appeal that India and Pakistan deal with the Kashmir issue through dialogue and ensure full respect for human rights. Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday transitioned from a state into union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, […]

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 […]

UN Chief Wants India, Pak To Resolve Kashmir Issue Through Dialogue: Spokesperson

United Nations: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who has had contacts with the leadership in India and Pakistan, remains very concerned about any potential escalation between the two countries over Kashmir and appeals to both sides to deal with the issue through dialogue, his spokesperson said. Guterres met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines […]

UN chief holding discussions 'with different parties' on India-Pak situation: Spokesperson

United Nations:Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is having discussions “at different levels with different parties” about the tense India-Pakistan situation, his Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said on Wednesday. He refused to say who those parties were or the levels of contact but said the discussions were “to make sure that we have, we get a full picture” of […]

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 […]

UN Chief saddened over destruction caused by Cyclone Titli in Odisha, AP

United Nations: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has expressed sadness over the loss of lives and destruction caused in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh due to landslides and flooding following Cyclone Titli, saying the world body is ready to support the government’s response to the calamity. “The Secretary-General is saddened by reports of death and injury […]

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 to meet Trump to discuss UN reform

United Nation: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will travel to Washington and meet US President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday, a UN spokesman announced. The spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, would not give details of the meeting. “I don’t think it will surprise you if I will tell you that issues of mutual concern will […]