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  • UN stands ready to step up support to India: UN chief Antonio Guterres on 'horrific' COVID outbreak Apr 30, 2021 09:39 AM IST

    UN stands ready to step up support to India: UN chief Antonio Guterres on 'horrific' COVID outbreak

    With the entire @UN family, I stand in solidarity with the people of India as they face a horrific #COVID19 outbreak. The UN stands ready to step up our support, Guterres tweeted on Thursday.

  • UN chief Antonio Guterres flags COVID-19 debt crisis for developing world: Report Mar 29, 2021 10:20 AM IST

    UN chief Antonio Guterres flags COVID-19 debt crisis for developing world: Report

    "The response to COVID and to the financial aspects [of the crisis] has been fragmented, and geopolitical divides are not helping," Guterres told the FT.

  • UN chief Antonio Guterres "profoundly concerned" over rise of violence against Asians, people of Asian descent Mar 23, 2021 09:39 AM IST

    UN chief Antonio Guterres "profoundly concerned" over rise of violence against Asians, people of Asian descent

    Guterres's statement comes against the backdrop of multiple shootings this month in and around Atlanta that killed eight people, among whom six were Asian women.

  • United Nations warns of mass famine in Yemen ahead of donor conference Feb 28, 2021 06:58 PM IST

    United Nations warns of mass famine in Yemen ahead of donor conference

    OCHA, said the risk of large-scale famine in the Arab world's poorest country has never been more acute, adding that the years-long conflict, economic decline, and institutional collapse created enormous humanitarian needs in all sectors.

  • Pandemic used as 'pretext' to crush dissent: UN Feb 22, 2021 05:14 PM IST

    Pandemic used as 'pretext' to crush dissent: UN

    Speaking at the opening of the UN Human Rights Council's main annual session, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres charged that authorities in a number of nations were using restrictions meant to halt the spread of COVID-19 to weaken their political opposition.

  • UN chief Antonio Guterres urges 'global vaccination plan' for COVID-19 Feb 17, 2021 07:26 PM IST

    UN chief Antonio Guterres urges 'global vaccination plan' for COVID-19

    "The world urgently needs a global vaccination plan to bring together all those with the required power, scientific expertise and production and financial capacities," Antonio Guterres told a high-level Security Council meeting on vaccines.

  • Antonio Guterres says UN stands ready to contribute to ongoing rescue and assistance efforts in Uttarakhand Feb 08, 2021 09:51 AM IST

    Antonio Guterres says UN stands ready to contribute to ongoing rescue and assistance efforts in Uttarakhand

    A portion of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district on Sunday, triggering an avalanche and a deluge in the Alaknanda river system that washed away hydroelectric stations, leaving at least seven people dead and 125 missing who are feared dead.

  • UN chief reappoints billionaire Bloomberg as climate envoy Feb 05, 2021 06:20 PM IST

    UN chief reappoints billionaire Bloomberg as climate envoy

    The U.N. said Friday that Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wants the former New York mayor to “mobilize stronger and more ambitious climate action” in the lead-up to a November global climate summit.

  • Will do everything to mobilise global community to ensure coup fails in Myanmar : UN chief Antonio Guterres Feb 04, 2021 01:39 PM IST

    Will do everything to mobilise global community to ensure coup fails in Myanmar : UN chief Antonio Guterres

    The UN Security Council met on Tuesday to discuss the situation in Myanmar after the military seized power and detained State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, President U Win Myint and other top political leaders in the bloodless coup.

  • Any military confrontation between India, Pakistan would be disaster of unmitigated proportion: UN chief Antonio Guterres Jan 29, 2021 11:26 AM IST

    Any military confrontation between India, Pakistan would be disaster of unmitigated proportion: UN chief Antonio Guterres

    Antonio Guterres was responding to a question by a Pakistani journalist on tensions between India and Pakistan over the situation in Kashmir.

  • India's vaccine production capacity best asset world has today: UN chief Antonio Guterres Jan 29, 2021 09:17 AM IST

    India's vaccine production capacity best asset world has today: UN chief Antonio Guterres

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ comments came at a time when India has been gifting lakhs of COVID-19 vaccine doses to multiple countries across the world.

  • UN chief Antonio Guterres hopes tensions along India-China border could be dialled down through dialogue Jan 26, 2021 08:58 AM IST

    UN chief Antonio Guterres hopes tensions along India-China border could be dialled down through dialogue

    Indian and Chinese troops were involved in a clash in the high-altitude Naku La region in North Sikkim on January 20, an incident described by the Indian Army on Monday as a "minor face-off".

  • Jayati Ghosh named by UN to high-level advisory board on economic, social affairs Jan 25, 2021 04:12 PM IST

    Jayati Ghosh named by UN to high-level advisory board on economic, social affairs

    Born in 1955, Ghosh got her M.A, M. Phil. in economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University and joined Cambridge University for her Ph.D.

  • Joe Biden orders US to rejoin WHO, UN chief welcomes re-engagement Jan 21, 2021 12:34 PM IST

    Joe Biden orders US to rejoin WHO, UN chief welcomes re-engagement

    In April last year, as the coronavirus pandemic was spreading across the globe, Donald Trump cut off US funding to the WHO, saying it was "virtually controlled by China.”

  • UN Chief Antonio Guterres urges global summit to declare 'climate emergency' Dec 12, 2020 09:10 PM IST

    UN Chief Antonio Guterres urges global summit to declare 'climate emergency'

    The Climate Ambition Summit, being held online, comes as the United Nations warns current commitments to tackle rises in global temperatures are inadequate.

  • UN Chief Antonio Guterres, 36 UK lawmakers express support for farmers' protest Dec 05, 2020 08:32 PM IST

    UN Chief Antonio Guterres, 36 UK lawmakers express support for farmers' protest

    Thousands of farmers are protesting on various borders of Delhi since November 26, seeking repeal of three farm laws enacted in September.

  • People have a right to demonstrate peacefully: UN spokesperson on farmers' protest in India Dec 05, 2020 02:09 PM IST

    People have a right to demonstrate peacefully: UN spokesperson on farmers' protest in India

    India has called the remarks by foreign leaders on protests by farmers as "ill-informed” and "unwarranted” as the matter pertained to the internal affairs of a democratic country.

  • UN chief Antonio Guterres pans countries who ignored COVID-19 facts, WHO guidance Dec 04, 2020 08:03 AM IST

    UN chief Antonio Guterres pans countries who ignored COVID-19 facts, WHO guidance

    Guterres addressed a special session of the 193-member U.N. General Assembly on COVID-19, which emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan late last year and spread globally, so far infecting nearly 65 million people and killing nearly 1.5 million.

  • UN chief Antonio Guterres says COVID-19 is 'the greatest crisis of our age' Oct 26, 2020 07:39 AM IST

    UN chief Antonio Guterres says COVID-19 is 'the greatest crisis of our age'

    The coronavirus pandemic is the overarching theme of the summit, which originally had been scheduled for Berlin. Several of the leaders and experts who spoke at the opening stressed the need to cooperate across borders.

  • UN chief Antonio Guterres says pandemic toll is 'mind-numbing' Sep 29, 2020 12:51 PM IST

    UN chief Antonio Guterres says pandemic toll is 'mind-numbing'

    Guterres warned there is no end in sight to the spread of the virus, the loss of jobs, the disruption of education, the upheaval to our lives.

  • Coronavirus pandemic threatens peace and risks new conflicts: UN chief Antonio Guterres Aug 13, 2020 08:08 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic threatens peace and risks new conflicts: UN chief Antonio Guterres

    United Nations' Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that the COVID-19 pandemic not only threatens gains in fighting global poverty and building peace, but also risks exacerbating existing conflicts and generating new ones.

  • COVID-19 pandemic created largest disruption of education in history, affecting 1.6 billion students: Antonio Guterres Aug 04, 2020 10:55 AM IST

    COVID-19 pandemic created largest disruption of education in history, affecting 1.6 billion students: Antonio Guterres

    The UN chief underlined that the world already faced a learning crisis before the pandemic as more than 250 million school-age children were out of school and only a quarter of secondary school children in developing countries were leaving school with basic skills.

  • An additional 49 million people may fall into extreme poverty this year due to COVID-19: UN chief Jun 10, 2020 11:20 AM IST

    An additional 49 million people may fall into extreme poverty this year due to COVID-19: UN chief

    Secretary-General Guterres warned that unless immediate action is taken, it is increasingly clear that there is an impending global food emergency that could have long-term impacts on hundreds of millions of children and adults.

  • COVID-19 could cause $8.5 trillion loss in global output: UN chief Antonio Guterres May 29, 2020 11:41 AM IST

    COVID-19 could cause $8.5 trillion loss in global output: UN chief Antonio Guterres

    “We must avoid it. The pandemic has demonstrated our fragility. Despite all the technological and scientific advances of recent decades, we are in an unprecedented human crisis, because of a microscopic virus,” the UN Secretary General said on Thursday to the high-level event on Financing For Development.

  • UN chief appreciates India's assistance to other countries during COVID-19 pandemic: T S Tirumurti May 29, 2020 10:50 AM IST

    UN chief appreciates India's assistance to other countries during COVID-19 pandemic: T S Tirumurti

    Tirumurti, who assumed charge as India's Permanent Representative to the UN last week, presented his credentials virtually as telecommuting arrangements are in place at the UN headquarters due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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