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  • UN Chief Antonio Guterres to visit Bangladesh to assess Rohingya situation Jun 29, 2018 12:52 PM IST

    UN Chief Antonio Guterres to visit Bangladesh to assess Rohingya situation

    They will review the situation of the newly arrived Rohingyas in Bangladesh, and assess progress towards a safe, voluntary and dignified return of refugees, in line with international standards.

  • Really concerned, world heading to a Cold War era: UN chief Mar 30, 2018 06:54 PM IST

    Really concerned, world heading to a Cold War era: UN chief

    His comments came after, the Trump administration this week ordered the expulsion of 60 Russians from the US over the alleged poisoning of ex-double agent Sergei Skripal in the UK on March 4

  • Venezuela and Libya lose UN vote for 3rd time in 3 years Feb 14, 2018 08:31 AM IST

    Venezuela and Libya lose UN vote for 3rd time in 3 years

    Secretary-General Antonio Guterres informed the General Assembly in late January that 14 countries including Venezuela and Libya were in arrears, and Assembly spokesman Brenden Varma confirmed today that Venezuela has lost its vote in the 193-member global organisation as a result. Libya did as well.

  • UN chief Antonio Guterres says 68 million girls may face genital cuts by 2030 Feb 07, 2018 11:35 AM IST

    UN chief Antonio Guterres says 68 million girls may face genital cuts by 2030

    The UN Population Fund projects that the estimated 3.9 million girls subjected to genital cutting every year will rise to 4.6 million by 2030 due to expected population growth unless urgent action is taken.

  • UN's Secretary General Guterres urges Maldives to lift state of emergency Feb 06, 2018 07:40 PM IST

    UN's Secretary General Guterres urges Maldives to lift state of emergency

    The appeal comes after President Abdulla Yameen of the Maldives declared a state of emergency and his security forces stormed the Supreme Court.

  • UN chief asks India, Pakistan to resolve issues through talks Jan 23, 2018 11:50 AM IST

    UN chief asks India, Pakistan to resolve issues through talks

    The UN Secretary-General's spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that in principle good offices of the UN chief are always available for mediation, but everyone needs to agree on involving the world body.

  • It's key to avoid miscalculations on North Korea: Antonio Guterres Dec 15, 2017 08:10 AM IST

    It's key to avoid miscalculations on North Korea: Antonio Guterres

    Guterres, who met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo, said the UN's objective is to avoid a conflict.

  • UN resolutions on North Korea need to be fully implemented: Antonio Guterres Dec 14, 2017 11:43 AM IST

    UN resolutions on North Korea need to be fully implemented: Antonio Guterres

    Guterres made the comments to reporters after meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo just days after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions.

  • UN chief Antonio Guterres strongly condemns North Korea missile launch Nov 29, 2017 09:20 AM IST

    UN chief Antonio Guterres strongly condemns North Korea missile launch

    "This is a clear violation of Security Council resolutions and shows complete disregard for the united view of the international community," Guterres said in a statement yesterday.

  • UN chief meets Myanmar's Suu Kyi on Rohingya crisis Nov 14, 2017 08:32 AM IST

    UN chief meets Myanmar's Suu Kyi on Rohingya crisis

    The meeting added to global pressure on Suu Kyi to take action to end the crisis for the Muslim minority, with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson due Tuesday also to hold talks with her in Manila then travel to Myanmar.

  • UN chief to Myanmar: end military operations, open humanitarian access Sep 29, 2017 08:10 AM IST

    UN chief to Myanmar: end military operations, open humanitarian access

    "The situation has spiraled into the world's fastest developing refugee emergency, a humanitarian and human rights nightmare," Guterres said in a speech to the UN Security Council yesterday.

  • United Nations Security Council to meet on Myanmar Thursday Sep 26, 2017 08:48 AM IST

    United Nations Security Council to meet on Myanmar Thursday

    Britain, France, the United States and four other countries requested the meeting after more than 430,000 people, mostly Rohingya Muslims, fled an army campaign in Myanmar in recent weeks and crossed into Bangladesh.

  • India third worst-hit country by natural disasters: UN chief Sep 19, 2017 10:48 PM IST

    India third worst-hit country by natural disasters: UN chief

    Arguing that countries like China and India are benefiting the most from the Paris Agreement, United States President Trump had said that the agreement on climate change was unfair to the US, as it badly hit its businesses and jobs.

  • United Nations chief calls for political solution to Korean crisis Sep 14, 2017 08:22 AM IST

    United Nations chief calls for political solution to Korean crisis

    "The solution can only be political. Military action could cause devastation on a scale that would take generations to overcome," Guterres told reporters at a news conference at the UN headquarters in New York.

  • UN condemns North Korea nuclear tests Sep 06, 2017 01:45 PM IST

    UN condemns North Korea nuclear tests

    On Sunday, North Korea said it detonated a hydrogen bomb designed for a long-range missile and called it a "perfect success", inviting worldwide condemnation and promises of tougher US sanctions.

  • UN chief urges Myanmar to give legal status to Muslims in Rakhine state Sep 06, 2017 12:52 PM IST

    UN chief urges Myanmar to give legal status to Muslims in Rakhine state

    Secretary-General Guterres said he is "deeply concerned" about the security, humanitarian and human rights situation in Myanmar's Rakhine State, saying everyone is aware of the long-standing history of discrimination, hopelessness and extreme poverty in that State.

  • US facing most natural disasters after China and India: UN Sep 06, 2017 08:55 AM IST

    US facing most natural disasters after China and India: UN

    The United Nations stands ready to support relief efforts in any way possible, he said adding that the number of natural disasters has nearly quadrupled since 1970.

  • UN chief Antonio Guterres condemns North Korea's underground nuclear test Sep 04, 2017 11:08 AM IST

    UN chief Antonio Guterres condemns North Korea's underground nuclear test

    North Korea yesterday carried out its most powerful nuclear test to date, claiming to have developed an advanced hydrogen bomb that could sit atop an intercontinental ballistic missile.

  • UN chief engages to resume India-Pakistan talks on Kashmir Jun 21, 2017 07:30 AM IST

    UN chief engages to resume India-Pakistan talks on Kashmir

    Guterres was asked about the escalating tensions between India and Pakistan along the Line of Control and the ceasefire violations since he assumed office as the UN chief in January.

  • Water is 'catalyst' for cooperation, not conflict: UN chief Jun 07, 2017 09:00 AM IST

    Water is 'catalyst' for cooperation, not conflict: UN chief

    "Water, peace and security are inextricably linked," said Guterres during a meeting here yesterday on preventive diplomacy and trans-boundary waters, which was chaired by Evo Morales, President of Bolivia, which holds the Security Council's presidency for the month.

  • UN Chief Antonio Guterres dismayed over Trump pulling out of Paris Accord Jun 02, 2017 07:25 AM IST

    UN Chief Antonio Guterres dismayed over Trump pulling out of Paris Accord

    "The decision by the United States to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change is a major disappointment for global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote international security," according to a statement read by Guterres's spokesperson Stephane Dujarric to reporters here today.

  • Stay united even if a govt doubts need for Paris deal: UN chief May 31, 2017 11:33 AM IST

    Stay united even if a govt doubts need for Paris deal: UN chief

    In his first major speech on climate change since assuming charge as the head of the UN this January, Guterres bluntly warned the international community that the "world is in a mess" and the impact of climate change could affect food production, water security and weather patterns "from Canada to India."

  • 'India showed commitment to multilateralism via peacekeeping' May 25, 2017 11:45 AM IST

    'India showed commitment to multilateralism via peacekeeping'

    At a reception hosted by the Permanent Mission of India to the UN on International Day of UN Peacekeepers yesterday, Guterres noted that India is the second-largest troop contributor to peacekeeping missions.

  • UN chief condemns North Korea over missile launch May 16, 2017 07:45 AM IST

    UN chief condemns North Korea over missile launch

    "This action is in violation of Security Council resolutions and a threat to peace and security in the region," Guterres said in a statement issued by his spokesman.

  • US tells North Korea: We don't want a fight, don't start one Apr 20, 2017 07:40 AM IST

    US tells North Korea: We don't want a fight, don't start one

    Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told reporters the United Nations fully backs efforts of all states trying to ensure "that North Korea doesn't acquire the capacities that would become a threat, not only for the region but in a wider area of the world."

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