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Tag: Un Secretary General

Antonio Guterres
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 […]

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 […]

Qureshi Again Writes To UN On Kashmir, Claims 'India May Attack Pakistan'

Islamabad: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has written another letter to the UN Secretary General, claiming that India has deployed and tested several types of missiles and could launch an attack against his country to divert world’s attention from the “grave situation” in Kashmir. In his seventh letter written on December 12, Qureshi “apprised […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Qureshi Writes To UN Sec Gen, UNSC Prez Outlining Pak's Legal Case On Kashmir

Islamabad: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has written to the UN Secretary General and President of the UN Security Council highlighting Pakistan’s legal case on the Jammu and Kashmir issue. The Foreign Office said in a statement on Wednesday that the letter, alongwith a detailed factsheet and comprehensive annexures highlighted the “illegal, unilateral, coercive” Indian […]

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, […]

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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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 […]

Informal Dialogues with Candidates for the Position of Secretary-General: Mr. Antonio Guterres
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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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World not doing enough to prevent catastrophic climate disruption, says UN chief

Katowice (Poland): UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday said the world was in deep trouble and not doing enough or moving fast enough to prevent irreversible and catastrophic climate disruption. “Climate change is running faster than we are, and we must catch up sooner rather than later before it is too late,” he said in […]

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 […]

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 […]

UN General Assembly Memorial held for Kofi Annan

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said the UN and Kofi Annan (the late former UN secretary-general) were inseparable and it is impossible to say where one ended and the other began. Guterres on Friday led a list of diplomats, staff and family members speaking in the UN General Assembly Hall at a memorial […]

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 […]