UNITED NATIONS, March 23 : United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday expressed his profound concern over the rise in violence against Asians and people of Asian descent during the COVID-19 pandemic. The world has witnessed horrific deadly attacks, verbal…
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It’s time to make peace with nature: UN chief
2 December 2020 – The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has described the fight against the climate crisis as the top priority for the 21st Century, in a passionate, uncompromising speech delivered on Wednesday at Columbia University in New York.
Societies pay price when journalists targeted: UN chief
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has reiterated his call for a free press that can play its essential role in peace, justice, sustainable development and human rights as the world fights the COVID-19 pandemic.
Provide ‘decisive leadership’ on climate action: UN chief
12 October – With nations striving to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating impacts, efforts must focus on decarbonizing the global economy and building a more inclusive and resilient future, the UN Secretary-General said on Monday.
A Third World War – Many Feared — Has Been Avoided: UN Chief
By Antonio Guterres UNITED NATIONS, Sep 22 (IPS) – The ideals of the United Nations – peace, justice, equality and dignity — are beacons to a better world.
Air pollution causes 7mln premature deaths: UN Chief
Highlighting the dangers posed by air pollution, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said air pollution causes an estimated seven million premature deaths every year.
Address root cause of Rohingya refugee crisis: UN chief
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for greater attention to the Rohingya refugee crisis and addressing its root causes.
UN Chief Warns of Deadly Germs as Potential Bioterrorist Weapons
By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Jul 8 2020 (IPS) – The coronavirus—which has claimed the lives of over 538,000 people and infected more than 11.6 million worldwide—has destabilized virtually every facet of human life ever since its outbreak in late…
UN chief lauds life-saving work in face of Cyclone Amphan
23 May 2020 – The UN chief António Guterres commended the governments and people of India and Bangladesh on Saturday, for their life-saving efforts ahead of devastating Cyclone Amphan, and for the effective relief effort, wishing those survivors injured and…
Biodiversity is in steep decline, says UN chief
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged all to join him in demanding a healthy and resilient future for people and planet alike noting that all eyes are on the COVID-19 pandemic – the biggest test the world has faced since…
Xi calls UN chief for urgent int’l action against COVID-19
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday spoke with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres over phone, urging the international community to take urgent action in the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic.
UN chief for embracing innovations for urban better life
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged all to commit and embrace innovations to ensure a better life for future generations and chart a path towards sustainable, inclusive urban development that benefits all.
World faces ‘unprecedented threat’ of intolerance: UN Chief
United Nations, Sept 26 (AP/UNB) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Wednesday that the world is facing “an unprecedented threat from intolerance, violent extremism and terrorism” that affects every country, exacerbating conflicts and destabilizing entire regions.
UN chief urges action to make Earth carbon neutral by 2050
United Nations, Sep 23 (AP/UNB) — Leader after leader told the United Nations on Monday that they will do more to prevent a warming world from reaching even more dangerous levels. But as they made their pledges at the Climate…
Hurricane Dorian caused more like ‘Category Hell’ Disaster
14 September 2019, Humanitarian Aid The UN chief saw for himself the deadly power of Hurricane Dorian on the shattered islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama on Saturday, describing it as more like a “Category Hell” disaster, than the official…
Respect right to active, meaningful democratic participation
At heart, democracy is about people, says UN chief Dhaka, Sept 15 – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged all governments to respect the right to active, substantive and meaningful participation.
UN chief appeals for G7 pol will to tackle climate threat
26 August 2019 – People all over the world are calling for a shift towards a greener, cleaner future, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday, stressing that “we have the tools to address the climate emergency, but we need…
Dangerous hot climate, simmering political tensions: UN
1 August 2019, Climate Change Global warming and rising political tensions are dangerous and avoidable, Secretary-General António Gutierres told reports on Thursday, previewing the UN’s upcoming Climate Action Summit, and spotlighting geopolitical hotspots.
Unlock opportunities for sustainable development: UN Chief
UN, July 11 – As the number of people on the planet continues to rise, UN Secretary-General António Guterres marked World Population Day by highlighting the close link between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and demographic trends – urging…
Ensure technologies not used to mislead public: UN chief
Dhaka, May 17 (UNB) – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday urged everyone to work together to ensure that the digital economy delivers for all. “We must also recognise our shared responsibility to ensure that these technologies are not used…
UN chief in New Zealand to step-up climate change fight
New Zealand, May 12(AP/UNB) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has arrived in New Zealand as part of a trip to the South Pacific to highlight the issue of climate change. Guterres plans to spend three days in New Zealand where…
4 things UN chief wants world leaders to know
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has asked decision-makers to focus on four key things – a solid plan, stepping up climate action, more funding and smart investment in the future of the planet.
About 820 million people still suffer from hunger: UN chief
By António Guterres U.N. Secretary-General’s message on World Food Day UN, Oct 16 2018 (IPS) – In our world of plenty, one person in nine does not have enough to eat. About 820 million people still suffer from hunger. Most of…
UN chief presents Palestinian protection proposals
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday presented four possibilities to improve the protection of Palestinian civilians. The proposals were outlined in a report requested by the UN General Assembly in response to increased violence in Gaza, where 171 Palestinians…