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UN Boss Travel to UK’s G7 Summit Thursday, Plans to Meet PM Johnson

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will travel to the United Kingdom on Thursday where he will meet with Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the sidelines...
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UNSC Recommends to Appoint Guterres for 2nd Term as Secretary-General

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The UN Security Council recommended Antonio Guterres to be appointed as the Secretary-General for the second four-year term starting January 2022, a diplomatic source...
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UN secretary general shocked by killing of 100 people in Burkina Faso

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has expressed his shock and outrage at the killing of more than 100 people in Burkina Faso on Saturday...
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UN Chief Strongly Condemns Abduction of Students in Northern Nigeria

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned the abduction of school children from an Islamic school in the northcentral Nigerian state of Niger, UN spokesperson...
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UN secretary-general tells Security Council Mideast violence must end

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called in strong terms for an end to the visibly escalating violence in the Middle East. "This senseless cycle of...
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UN Secretary-General lauds Mahama’s appointment

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Mr António Guterres, the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, has lauded the appointment of former President John Dramani Mahama, as the African Union (AU) High...
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UN General Assembly holds informal dialogue with candidate for next secretary-general

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The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Friday held an informal dialogue with the incumbent United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, also the sole candidate...
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UN boss restates zero emissions call to avert falling into climate abyss

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All countries should commit to zero carbon emissions by 2050 if the world is to avoid a disastrous temperature rise of 2.4 degrees...
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Selection of next UN secretary-general enters phase of vision statement hearing

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United Nations member states will gather Friday to hear the vision statement of incumbent Secretary-General Antonio Guterres who is running for the second...
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UN Secretary-General appoints new Special Representative for West Africa and Sahel

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Mr António Guterres, the United Nations Secretary-General, has appointed Mr Annadif Khatir Mahamat Saleh of Chad as his new Special Representative and Head of...
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UN boss calls on developed countries to contribute more to tackling climate change

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called on developed countries to contribute more to defeating climate change during a U.S.-hosted virtual event. "Let us...
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UN chief calls on developed countries to contribute more to tackling climate change

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UN chief Antonio Guterres called on developed countries to contribute more to defeating climate change during a U.S.-hosted virtual event.
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UN chief calls for real action to fight climate change

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for specific commitments and real action to fight climate change, after speaking out about the severity of the...
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UN seeks US$2.7 billion to aid 13 million people in Nigeria and South Sudan

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The United Nations and partners have launched humanitarian response plans totaling 2.7 billion U.S. dollars to assist 13 million people in Nigeria and...
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UN boss urges concerted effort worldwide to end conflict

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday urged a concerted effort worldwide to end conflict. "I urge all states to make ending conflict, not simply...
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UN calls for greater humanitarian access in Ethiopia’s Tigray

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There is a need for greater access in the Tigray region of Ethiopia to reach large groups in dire humanitarian need, although more UN...
FILE - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a speech during a meeting of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, at the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany, Dec. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

UN chief Guterres calls for coronavirus global vaccination plan

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dpa/GNA – United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called for the launch of a global vaccination plan under the auspices of the...
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 G20 to prepare “Global Vaccination Plan”

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United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday proposed that the Group of 20 (G20) set up an emergency task force to prepare a...
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AU and UN bosses call on Somali leaders to overcome political hurdles to inclusive...

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Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat and Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) Antonio Guterres have urged Somali leaders to...
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UN Boss condemns attack against peacekeeping mission in Mali

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday condemned an attack against the peacekeeping mission in Mali, the MINUSMA. Through a statement attributable...
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 reiterates call for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has reiterated his call for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. "I want to utilise this vital platform today to once...
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UN boss condemns attack against convoy of UN mission in Mali

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United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, on Saturday condemned the attack against a convoy of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)...
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UN boss saddened by post-electoral violence in Washington

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was saddened by Wednesday's violence and chaos in Washington as U.S. Congress was counting elector votes for last year's...
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UN chief condemns killing of 3 peacekeepers in Central African Republic

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday strongly condemned the attacks by unidentified armed combatants on UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR),...
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UN boss wants worldwide “state of climate emergency”

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday called for a worldwide "state of climate emergency" to tackle global warming. Five years after the Paris Agreement on...
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 more investment in health systems on International Universal Health Coverage...

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday called for more investment in health systems on International Universal Health Coverage Day, which falls on Dec. 12. "The...
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UN Chief calls for greater inclusion of persons with disabilities in society

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United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres on Monday called for greater inclusion of persons with disabilities in society, including in COVID-19 response and recovery. The UN...
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UN chief voices concern over tension ahead of presidential poll in Cote d’Ivoire

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United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday voiced concern about the tense situation in Cote d'Ivoire ahead of the presidential election scheduled for...

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...