Guterres welcomes ceasefire in Central Africa

Faustin-Archange Touadera, President of the Central African Republic United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed the announcement on Saturday by the President of the Central African Republic, Faustin-Archange Touadera, of a “unilateral ceasefire” in the war against the rebels.Guterres viewed the ceasefire as a “critical step” towards peace, a statement from his spokesman said.The United Nations … Read more

UN chief Guterres condemns ‘broken’ Taliban promise to women, girls

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday rejected the Taliban’s “broken” promises to Afghan women and girls, urging the world to inject cash into Afghanistan to prevent its economic collapse. “I am particularly concerned that promises to Afghan women and girls are being broken by the Taliban,” he told reporters. For the latest headlines, follow our … Read more

UN chief denounces ‘broken’ Taliban promises to women, girls | Taliban news

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is also urging the world to inject cash into Afghanistan to prevent its economic collapse. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has rejected the Taliban’s “broken” promises to Afghan women and girls and has urged the world to inject cash into Afghanistan to prevent economic collapse. “I am deeply concerned that promises made … Read more

Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov win Nobel Peace Prize

Muratov, seen Thursday on his way to meet with reporters outside his newspaper’s Moscow office, has defended freedom of expression in Russia for decades under increasingly difficult circumstances. Investigative journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia on Friday won the Nobel Peace Prize for their work promoting freedom of expression at … Read more

UN chief tells young people to keep up pressure on climate change

UN chief Antonio Guterres on Thursday urged young people to continue to put pressure on world leaders, praising them for “setting a strong example” ahead of a vital climate summit next month. “The chance to avert the worst effects of the climate crisis is quickly closing,” he told hundreds of youth activists gathered in Milan. … Read more

Afghanistan Voiceless as UN Annual Meeting Ends

Ghulam M. Isaczai, Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the United Nations, speaks at a UN Security Council meeting on Afghanistan on August 16, 2021 The UN General Assembly ended Monday without any speeches from Afghanistan or Myanmar after world powers intervened in disputes over who would represent the two countries. In total, speeches will be … Read more

Little hope for UN talks on Cyprus

Little hope for UN talks on Cyprus

Fearing an escalation of tensions, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is preparing for new talks on a divided Cyprus, but little progress is expected and the positions of Greek and Turkish Cypriots remain diametrically opposed. Guterres held recent talks with Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders in Geneva in April and concluded that there was little agreement … Read more

Drive to end energy poverty gets off to a flying start at United Nations | Antonio Guterres News

Drive to end energy poverty gets off to a flying start at United Nations |  Antonio Guterres News

New York City, United States – The COVID-19 pandemic has held back decades of progress on poverty and development, including the goal of eradicating energy poverty for good by the end of the decade. World leaders meeting Friday for the United Nations General Assembly are expected to recommit to commitments to end energy poverty — … Read more

The United Nations calls for a shift to food systems that protect the planet

The United Nations calls for a shift to food systems that protect the planet

United Nations – AFP At a global summit on Thursday, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on countries to “transform into food systems that protect the planet” and protect them from the evils of armed conflict, epidemics and climate change. “The war that is being waged on our planet must end, and food systems can … Read more

United Nations: Gueterres warns ‘We are on the brink of an abyss’ | Antonio Guterres News

United Nations: Gueterres warns ‘We are on the brink of an abyss’ |  Antonio Guterres News

The world has never been more threatened or more divided, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the nations of the world on Tuesday as he kicked off the 76th session of the General Assembly, urging all 193 Member States to “wake up” and realize that solidarity is the only way out of disaster. “We are … Read more