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UN pays glowing tribute to Prince Philip

The United Nations (UN) on Friday paid a glowing tribute to Britain's Prince Philip, who died peacefully at 99.

UN officials decry growing Islamophobia

Top officials of the United Nations have decried prejudice against Islam or Muslims, in general.

Portugal backs UN Secretary-general Guterres for second term

Portugal has officially nominated UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as a candidate for a second term in office.

Portugal again nominates Guterres as UN scribe

The Portuguese government has officially nominated UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as a candidate for a second term in office.

UN Chief sues for peace in Myanmar

The Secretary-General of the United Nation, Antonio Guterres has called on the Myanmar military to stop the violence, repression immediately.

Guterres appoints Belgian Isabelle Durant as acting head of UNCTAD

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Belgian Isabelle Durant as acting secretary-general of UNCTAD. The appointment takes effect from today.

UN chief worried by unchecked powers of Twitter, Facebook, others

UN Secretary-General António Guterres says the world could not afford too much powers in the hands of a small number of tech companies.

Niger, 6 other countries lose right to vote in UNGA

Niger and six other nations lost their right to vote in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) because they have not paid their dues.

UN chief Guterres calls 2021 ”year of healing”

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on the international community to make 2021 “a year of healing” in his video message for the new year.

UN chief welcomes release of Kankara boys

UN chief, António Guterres, has welcomed the release of the 344 Kankara schoolboys in Katsina state.

Kankara abduction: UN lauds Nigerian government’s swift action

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has commended the Nigerian government over the rescue of the abducted 344 students of Government Science School Kankara in Kastina State.

Eritrean troops not fighting in Ethiopia: Guterres

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday that there was no proof of Eritrean troops backing Ethiopia, in the war against Tigray rebels.

UN chief reacts to killings in northern Mozambique

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called on the authorities in Mozambique to investigate brutal killings this past weekend in the country’s northern Cabo Delgado province.

UN Chief Guterres congratulates Biden, Harris

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has congratulated U.S President-elect Joe Biden and the Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

UN Chief calls for peaceful presidential polls in Ivory Coast

UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has called for peace in Saturday’s presidential election in Ivory Coast amid reports of deadly pre-election protests in the country.

UN Antonio Guterres breaks silence on #EndSARS protests

Antonio Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Nations has reacted to the escalating use of force on unarmed Nigerian citizens, especially on the #EndSARS protesters.

Vaccine alone cannot defeat coronavirus, UN chief warns

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has warned that vaccine alone cannot defeat the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

UN chief Guterres welcomes UAE-Israeli diplomatic ties

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the historic agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates to normalise diplomatic relations.

UN, US condole with Lebanon after deadly Beirut explosions

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has commiserated with the people and government of Lebanon over Tuesday’s Beirut explosions.

World still lives in the shadow of slave trade: Guterres.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres said the world “still lives in the shadow of the transatlantic slave trade” despite rejecting racism.

UN chief announces committee for Syrian constitution

The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, on Monday announced the formation of a constitutional committee for Syria, to help move ahead a peace process and...

Car bomb in Benghazi: UN reacts to death of employees

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned a car bomb attack in the Libyan city of Benghazi that killed three UN employees.

Tribute to Mandela by António  Guterres

Today, July 18 is Nelson Mandela International Day. The United Nations declared the Nelson Mandela Day in November 2009 as a global call to action for everyone to impact on the planet.

Guterres cautions against isolationism, protectionism in globalisation

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday that globalisation was universal and the world should not pursue isolationism, protectionism or exclusion. “I am deeply convinced that...

UN Chief expresses concern over peacekeepers vulnerability to attacks

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said peacekeepers are vulnerable and under-equipped, making them targets of attacks.

Over 15m Africans victims of Transatlantic slave trade – Guterres

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said more than 15 million Africans suffered the brutalities of the Transatlantic slave trade, calling for respect for the...

UN chief hails African free trade agreement

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the signing of a Continental Free Trade Area agreement in Africa that has created one of the world’s largest trading blocs with over 50 countries.

Guterres reiterates call for implementation of Syria ceasefire

Efforts to combat terrorist groups in Syria “do not supersede’’ obligations to stop fighting, UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres said on Monday.

$233 billion spent on crises response in 10 years – UN

UN Secretary-General António Guterres said 233 billion dollars was spent on humanitarian response, peacekeeping and hosting refugees in the last 10 years.

UN chief calls for new push to achieve “world free of nuclear weapons”

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has warned that nuclear weapons posed catastrophic risks to human life and the environment. “We must work together towards our common...

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