Sep 29, 2020 12:51 PM IST
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.
- Aug 13, 2020 08:08 AM IST
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.
- Aug 04, 2020 10:55 AM IST
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.
- Jun 10, 2020 11:20 AM IST
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.
- May 29, 2020 11:41 AM IST
“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.
- May 29, 2020 10:50 AM IST
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.
- May 28, 2020 10:28 AM IST
The UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General, said at the daily press briefing on Wednesday.
- May 17, 2020 12:31 PM IST
The UN chief said in a message marking Sunday's commemoration that the day comes at a time of great challenge when the world needs to protect the LGBTI community.
- May 08, 2020 07:45 AM IST
"We obviously send our condolences to the victims and hope for quick recovery to those who have been impacted. And I think these kinds of incidents need to be fully investigated by the local authorities,” UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said at the daily press briefing.
- May 06, 2020 03:38 PM IST
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres's video message was released alongside a UN report that said people with disabilities are estimated to be 15% of the world's population and 46% of the world's people who are older than 60.
- May 05, 2020 11:38 AM IST
Leaders from 40 countries came together to support the ACT Accelerator through the COVID-19 Global Response International Pledging Event, hosted by the European Commission.
- May 02, 2020 01:40 PM IST
The ambassador Sven Jürgenson said he personally hoped that a Security Council resolution on COVID-19 “would have been voted two or three weeks ago.”
- May 01, 2020 07:47 AM IST
Guterres was responding to a question on whether any UN official had spoken to any North Korean official about the health and whereabouts of Kim.
- May 01, 2020 07:44 AM IST
At the same time, he said, South Korea has presented plans for “a very ambitious green deal” for its recovery from the pandemic, including a ban on new coal-fired plants and a reduction of emissions from existing coal-fired plants.
- Apr 28, 2020 11:11 AM IST
In a video conference Monday, Guterres told the Security Council that even before the current crisis, young people were facing enormous challenges.
- Apr 23, 2020 10:55 AM IST
The U.N. chief said in a video message that there is discrimination in the delivery of public services to tackle COVID-19 and there are “structural inequalities that impede access to them.”
- Apr 22, 2020 03:30 PM IST
With global battle lines emerging between investors backing "green stimulus" measures and industry lobbyists aiming to weaken climate regulations, Guterres cautioned governments against bailing out heavily polluting industries.
- Apr 17, 2020 08:42 AM IST
The U.N. chief said in a video statement Thursday that the lives of children “are being totally upended” by COVID-19, with almost all students out of school, family stress levels rising as communities face lock-downs, and reduced household income expected to force poor families to cut back on essential health and food expenditures, “particularly affecting children.”
- Apr 01, 2020 08:15 AM IST
There is also a risk that the combination of the disease and its economic impact will contribute to "enhanced instability, enhanced unrest, and enhanced conflict," the UN chief Antonio Guterres said at the launch of a report on the socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19 on March 31.
- Mar 11, 2020 02:10 PM IST
Guterres and Secretary General of the World Meteorological Organization Petteri Taalas launched the ‘WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2019'.
- Feb 28, 2020 11:45 AM IST
Guterres has expressed sadness over the casualties following the protests in Delhi, and called for maximum restraint and for violence to be avoided, the UN chief's spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters on Thursday.
- Feb 17, 2020 09:12 AM IST
The assertion by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) came after Guterres said in Islamabad that he was concerned over the situation in Kashmir, and that he was ready to mediate between India and Pakistan to resolve the long pending issue.
- Feb 11, 2020 09:16 AM IST
The UN Secretary-General will arrive in Islamabad on Sunday and will hold bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Imran Khan and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on that day and speak at an event on sustainable development and climate change.
- Feb 05, 2020 12:15 PM IST
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, however, noted that awareness of the risks is growing and in "some good news", announcements of climate action by governments and the private sector are gathering steam.
- Jan 29, 2020 10:51 AM IST
Standing along with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the White House on Tuesday, Trump proposed a two-state solution and said no Israelis or Palestinians would be uprooted from their homes.