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UN chief calls for adequate funding for Peacebuilding Fund

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for adequate and sustainable funding for the UN Peacebuilding Fund, a trust fund for post-conflict peacebuilding established...
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UN chief calls for efforts to prohibit attacks on education

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for efforts to prevent attacks on education. "Schools and universities are supposed to be safe...
Global climate

No hope of reaching climate, development goals without youth optimism, know-how -UN chief

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Without harnessing the energy, tech savvy and optimism of young people, the world has no hope of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...
United Nations

UN chief calls for major push to safeguard progress on women’s empowerment

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called for a major push to prevent "years, even generations" worth of progress on women's empowerment...
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UN honors Ugandan troops for serving in volatile Somalia

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has honored 600 Ugandan troops guarding UN facilities and personnel in volatile Somalia, a Ugandan official said on Monday....
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UN chief asks countries to embrace clean energy

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday asked India and other countries around the world to embrace clean energy in order to recover better from...
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UN chief asks some countries to embrace clean energy

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday asked India and other countries around the world to embrace clean energy in order to recover better from...
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UN chief calls for resolution of Rohingya refugee crisis

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday highlighted the Rohingya refugee crisis on the third anniversary of the mass exodus from Myanmar to Bangladesh. ...
Beirut Blast

UN, partners aiding over 180,000 people affected by Beirut blast

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The United Nations, its agencies and partners are delivering emergency assistance to more than 180,000 people who were affected by the massive Beirut...
UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 28, 2020 (Xinhua) -- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attends a press encounter at the UN headquarters in New York, on Feb. 28, 2020. The latest attacks in opposition-held northwest Syria marks "one of the most alarming moments" in the nearly nine-year-old conflict, Guterres said on Friday. (Xinhua/Wang Jiangang)

UN boss calls for sustainable recovery of tourism from COVID-19

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called for the recovery of tourism from COVID-19 in a sustainable way. "It is imperative that...
A fighter of the UN-recognized Libyan government gestures on a pickup truck in the Abu Qurain area about 300 kilometers east of the Libyan capital Tripoli, July 20, 2020.

Libya humanitarian situation could turn into disaster over Sirte – UN

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The humanitarian situation in Libya, which is already dire, could turn into a humanitarian disaster if hostilities erupt over the coastal city of...
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Coronavirus fight: Halt discrimination and violence against women and we win

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A deadly pandemic hits at an alarming rate and brings untold pain and hardship upon the whole world. All of a sudden, life came to...
Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita washes his hands after arriving at a polling station in Bamako, Mali on April 19, 2020. The second round of legislative elections kicked off this Sunday at 8 a.m. GMT for Malian voters to choose the remaining 125 of the 147 deputies for Mali's National Assembly. (Photo by Habib Kouyate/Xinhua)

Canada condemns coup d’etat in Mali

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Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said Wednesday that Canada condemns the coup d'etat in Mali. "Canada strongly condemns the coup d'etat...
Beirut Blast

1,000 tons of goods offloaded at temporarily operational Beirut port

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The blast-devastated Beirut port is temporarily operational, a UN spokesman said on Wednesday, adding that emergency relief and aid materials will continue to be...
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a statement at the UN headquarters in New York, Jan. 6, 2020. Antonio Guterres on Monday called on parties concerned to exercise maximum restraint to stop escalation of global tensions. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

UN Boss warns of impacts of COVID-19 on peace and security

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday reminded the Security Council of the multi-faceted implications of COVID-19 on international peace and security. "The COVID-19 pandemic continues...
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UN chief appoints Cristina Duarte of Cape Verde as his special adviser on Africa

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday appointed Cristina Duarte of Cape Verde as his special adviser on Africa. Duarte, who will succeed Bience Gawanas of...
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a statement at the UN headquarters in New York, Jan. 6, 2020. Antonio Guterres on Monday called on parties concerned to exercise maximum restraint to stop escalation of global tensions. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

UN chief condemns terrorist attacks in Nigeria’s Borno State

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday strongly condemned Saturday's terrorist attacks in Monguno and Nganzai local government areas in Nigeria's Borno State, which killed...
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a statement at the UN headquarters in New York, Jan. 6, 2020. Antonio Guterres on Monday called on parties concerned to exercise maximum restraint to stop escalation of global tensions. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

More African countries should heed UN call for global ceasefire – Guterres

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More African countries should heed the UN call for a global ceasefire to push back deadly COVID-19, said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday. ...
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a statement at the UN headquarters in New York, Jan. 6, 2020. Antonio Guterres on Monday called on parties concerned to exercise maximum restraint to stop escalation of global tensions. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

UN boss says mankind “so unprepared” for COVID-19, world lacks solidarity

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday said mankind is "so unprepared" for COVID-19, while pointing out that there is not enough humility, unity...
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a statement at the UN headquarters in New York, Jan. 6, 2020. Antonio Guterres on Monday called on parties concerned to exercise maximum restraint to stop escalation of global tensions. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

UN Boss urges faith leaders to challenge inaccurate, harmful messages amid COVID-19 pandemic

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called on faith leaders to actively challenge inaccurate and harmful messages while the COVID-19 pandemic continues ravaging...
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United Nations launches policy brief for persons with disabilities

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The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, has called on governments to place people with disabilities at the center of COVID-19 response and...
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Most massive public health effort in history needed to overcome COVID-19 pandemic – UN...

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The most massive public health effort in history is needed to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, said United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday, while...
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UN, partners aid Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger hit by conflict, COVID-19

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The United Nations and humanitarian agencies are helping 1.2 million internally displaced people and 107,000 refugees in the border areas of the Central Sahel...
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a statement at the UN headquarters in New York, Jan. 6, 2020. Antonio Guterres on Monday called on parties concerned to exercise maximum restraint to stop escalation of global tensions. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

UN chief warns against misinformation in fight against COVID-19

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday warned against misinformation in the fight against COVID-19. "Along with the pandemic, we are seeing a...
Human Rights

Human rights come after saving lives in fierce pandemic

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By Zhong Sheng A Shanghai doctor assisting Wuhan to fight the COVID-19 epidemic cried his heart out after failing to rescue a severe patient who...
Smoke rises from Mitiga International Airport in Tripoli, Libya, Feb. 28, 2020. The forces of the UN-backed Libyan government said on Friday that the rival east-based army attacked the Mitiga International Airport in Tripoli with heavy shelling. (Photo by Amru Salahuddien/Xinhua)

Fighting around Tripoli, insecurity in Libya trigger food price hikes

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Fighting around Tripoli and insecurity in Libya have triggered food price hikes, prompting the United Nations and its humanitarian partners to renew appeals for...
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a statement at the UN headquarters in New York, Jan. 6, 2020. Antonio Guterres on Monday called on parties concerned to exercise maximum restraint to stop escalation of global tensions. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

UN Boss asks for debt relief due to COVID-19

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called for debt relief in addition to a moratorium on debt service payments in the context of COVID-19. ...
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UN chief warns against retreat from climate action

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday warned against a retreat from climate action at a time when the world is preoccupied with the coronavirus. ...
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a statement at the UN headquarters in New York, Jan. 6, 2020. Antonio Guterres on Monday called on parties concerned to exercise maximum restraint to stop escalation of global tensions. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

UN Boss wants COVID-19 vaccine available to all

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wants a vaccine for COVID-19 to be available to all people around the world, said his spokesman on Monday. ...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

UN spokesman says up to WHO’s governing body to find funds after U.S. withholds

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It is up to the governing body of the World Health Organization (WHO) to decide where to seek funds in its COVID-19 fight, the...