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  • US-Iran conflict: UN chief Antonio Guterres warns world cannot afford another war Jan 09, 2020 12:17 PM IST

    US-Iran conflict: UN chief Antonio Guterres warns world cannot afford another war

    In a statement released by his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric on Wednesday, Guterres re-iterated the "passionate appeal for peace" he made on Monday, after tensions rose dramatically across the whole Gulf region, following the killing of top Iranian general, Qasem Soleimani, in a US drone strike.

  • UN chief warns of 'point of no return' on climate change Dec 02, 2019 10:22 AM IST

    UN chief warns of 'point of no return' on climate change

    Speaking before the start Monday of a two-week international climate conference in Madrid, the U.N. chief said the impact of rising temperatures — including more extreme weather — is already being felt around the world, with dramatic consequences for humans and other species.

  • Antonio Guterres says 'Dhanyawaad' for India's enormous contribution to UN, peacekeeping May 25, 2019 02:40 PM IST

    Antonio Guterres says 'Dhanyawaad' for India's enormous contribution to UN, peacekeeping

    India is the fourth largest contributor of uniformed personnel to UN peacekeeping.

  • UN chief Antonio Guterres call to 'save the Pacific to save the world' May 18, 2019 04:53 PM IST

    UN chief Antonio Guterres call to 'save the Pacific to save the world'

    Guterres has spent the past week in the region pushing for urgent action ahead of a UN summit in September billed as a last chance to prevent irreversible climate change.

  • UN owes India $38 million for peacekeeping operations: UNSG report Apr 16, 2019 02:45 PM IST

    UN owes India $38 million for peacekeeping operations: UNSG report

    In his report on improving the financial situation of the world body, Antonio Guterres said, as of March 31, 2019, the total amount payable to troop- and police-contributing countries with respect to active peacekeeping missions was $265 million.

  • 'Come with a plan,' UN chief Antonio Guterres tell world leaders ahead of climate summit Mar 29, 2019 09:13 AM IST

    'Come with a plan,' UN chief Antonio Guterres tell world leaders ahead of climate summit

    'The State of the Global Climate' report was launched Thursday by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and presents a grim picture of the accelerating physical signs and socio-economic impacts of the climate change across the world.

  • UN chief spoke with India, Pakistan officials not PMs on rising tensions: Official Mar 06, 2019 11:22 AM IST

    UN chief spoke with India, Pakistan officials not PMs on rising tensions: Official

    Tensions escalated between India and Pakistan in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack in Kashmir which killed 40 CRPF personnel and was claimed by Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM).

  • UN approves aid deliveries across borders to Syrians Dec 14, 2018 12:44 PM IST

    UN approves aid deliveries across borders to Syrians

    The resolution, sponsored by Kuwait and Sweden, was adopted by a vote of 13-0, with Syria's main council ally Russia abstaining along with China.

  • UN chief Antonio Guterres presses support for migration accord Dec 10, 2018 04:24 PM IST

    UN chief Antonio Guterres presses support for migration accord

    The U.N. chief spoke at the start of a two-day international conference about the "Global Compact on Migration," moments before about 150 countries were set to agree to it by acclamation.

  • UN launches new framework to strengthen fight against terrorism Dec 07, 2018 10:20 AM IST

    UN launches new framework to strengthen fight against terrorism

    Antonio Guterres highlighted the need to ensure full respect for international human rights standards and rule of law in countering terrorism.

  • Strong commitment to climate action rooted in the Vedas: PM Narendra Modi tells UN chief Dec 04, 2018 10:26 AM IST

    Strong commitment to climate action rooted in the Vedas: PM Narendra Modi tells UN chief

    Modi and Guterres met last week on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where the two held discussions about climate change and India's support for the Paris Climate Agreement.

  • COP24 summit: World 'way off course' in climate change fight, says Antonio Guterres Dec 03, 2018 03:50 PM IST

    COP24 summit: World 'way off course' in climate change fight, says Antonio Guterres

    After a string of damning environmental reports showing mankind must drastically slash its greenhouse gas emissions to avert runaway global warming.

  • G20 leaders need bolder action at critical time: Antonio Guterres Nov 29, 2018 10:40 AM IST

    G20 leaders need bolder action at critical time: Antonio Guterres

    U.N. chief told reporters on November 28 that it is imperative that countries work together to create a fairer world.

  • UN climate talks need compromise, not stubbornness: Antonio Guterres Nov 29, 2018 10:30 AM IST

    UN climate talks need compromise, not stubbornness: Antonio Guterres

    Guterres will join delegates from nearly 200 countries at the COP24 conference that opens on December 2 in the southern Polish city of Katowice, with the aim of agreeing a plan to move forward on the 2015 climate deal.

  • Cannot afford any more delays on climate change: UN chief Nov 22, 2018 12:00 PM IST

    Cannot afford any more delays on climate change: UN chief

    Addressing the Virtual Climate Summit, Guterres urged world leaders to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels.

  • Equality means ending ‘global pandemic' of violence against women: UN Chief Nov 20, 2018 11:26 AM IST

    Equality means ending ‘global pandemic' of violence against women: UN Chief

    Violence against women and girls is a global pandemic, the UN Secretary-General said at a special event here Monday commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

  • 1.4 mn people move to cities weekly: UN chief Antonio Guterres Oct 31, 2018 12:37 PM IST

    1.4 mn people move to cities weekly: UN chief Antonio Guterres

    In his message for the 'World Cities Day', celebrated annually on October 31, Guterres stressed that "hazards do not need to become disasters".

  • UN Chief Antonio Guterres saddened over destruction caused by Cyclone Title in Odisha, Andha Pradesh Oct 16, 2018 08:49 AM IST

    UN Chief Antonio Guterres saddened over destruction caused by Cyclone Title in Odisha, Andha Pradesh

    "The Secretary-General is saddened by reports of death and injury in Odisha and Andha Pradesh states in India due to landslides and flooding following Cyclone Titli,” a statement issued Monday by Guterres' spokesman said.

  • Sushma Swaraj, Antonio Guterres discuss UNSC reforms, climate change Oct 03, 2018 04:09 PM IST

    Sushma Swaraj, Antonio Guterres discuss UNSC reforms, climate change

    Guterres, who arrived here Monday on his maiden visit to India as the head of the world body, also presented Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the UN's Champions of the Earth Award on Wednesday.

  • UN Secretary General presents PM Narendra Modi with Champions of Earth award Oct 03, 2018 12:59 PM IST

    UN Secretary General presents PM Narendra Modi with Champions of Earth award

    PM Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron were jointly awarded the UN's highest environmental honour for their pioneering work in championing the International Solar Alliance and promoting new areas of cooperation on environmental action.

  • Antonio Guterres says he highly appreciates India's support to his UN reform proposal Oct 01, 2018 11:50 AM IST

    Antonio Guterres says he highly appreciates India's support to his UN reform proposal

    For long, India has been calling for the reform of the UN Security Council along with Brazil, Germany and Japan. The four countries support each others' bids for the permanent seats in the top UN body.

  • PM Modi among 48 world leaders to endorse UN chief's campaign to combat sexual abuse Sep 28, 2018 12:28 PM IST

    PM Modi among 48 world leaders to endorse UN chief's campaign to combat sexual abuse

    UN peacekeeping missions are facing allegations of sexual abuse in African countries. In 2017, Guterres had launched a campaign to prevent and end sexual exploitation by UN personnel.

  • India willing to take lead in combating climate change: Sushma Swaraj Sep 27, 2018 01:13 PM IST

    India willing to take lead in combating climate change: Sushma Swaraj

    For its part to fight climate change, it has set a target of generating 175 Giga Watts of solar and wind energy by 2022, Swaraj said.

  • Corruption costs $2.6 trillion or 5% of global GDP, says UN chief Sep 11, 2018 11:36 AM IST

    Corruption costs $2.6 trillion or 5% of global GDP, says UN chief

    According to the World Bank, businesses and individuals pay more than $1 trillion in bribes each year, the UN chief said during a session on tackling corruption for the sake of peace and international security Monday.

  • UN chief  'looks forward' to progress on denuclearising Korean Peninsula Sep 07, 2018 08:20 PM IST

    UN chief 'looks forward' to progress on denuclearising Korean Peninsula

    It comes as Kim and South Korea's president Moon Jae-in have agreed to a summit in North Korea from 18-20 September - the third between the two leaders this year.

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