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Top UN officials call for creating future free from existential nuclear threat

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Top United Nations officials on Wednesday called on the international community to make efforts to create a future free from the nuclear threat. "Seventy-five years...
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UN chief calls for renewed multilateralism beyond COVID-19

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for a strengthened and renewed multilateralism as the world is striving to respond and recover from COVID-19. "As...
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)

U.S. has notified UN Boss of withdrawal from WHO

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A United Nations spokesman confirmed on Tuesday that the United States notified on Monday the UN secretary-general of its withdrawal from the World Health...
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...
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UN chief appoints new registrar for tribunal, deputy special representative for Iraq

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday appointed Abubacarr Marie Tambadou of Gambia as the new registrar of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal...
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UN chief voices concern over COVID-19’s impact on survivors of sexual violence in conflict

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday voiced concern over the impact of COVID-19 on survivors of sexual violence in conflict. As the COVID-19 pandemic rages...
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...
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UN chief condemns attack against convoy of UN mission in Mali

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday strongly condemned Saturday's attack against a convoy of the United Nations Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)...
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UN chief urges continued international support for Mali amid growing terrorist threat

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday stressed the need for continued international commitment to Mali, as the country continues to navigate the path...
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UN chief asks for peaceful atmosphere in Burundi after declaration of election results

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday asked for a peaceful and harmonious atmosphere in Burundi after the final results of the presidential poll were...
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UN chief appoints Ojiambo of Kenya as Global Compact executive director

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday appointed Sanda Ojiambo of Kenya as executive director of the UN Global Compact, the largest corporate sustainability initiative...
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UN chief calls for help for Africa in COVID-19 response

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for international action to help Africa deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. "These are still early days for 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 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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UN chief condemns attack on peacekeepers in Mali

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday strongly condemned an attack against a convoy of UN peacekeepers in Mali, which killed three peacekeepers from Chad...
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UN chief remembers war dead during WWII

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday remembered the millions of people who lost their lives in World War II and asked the world to...
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UN chief welcomes formation of new gov’t in Iraq

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday welcomed the formation of the new government of Iraq led by Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi. Guterres expressed his support...
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 asks for inclusion of people with disabilities in COVID-19 response

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United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday asked for the inclusion of people with disabilities in COVID-19 response. "I urge governments to place people...
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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...
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...
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UN chief asks for universally accessible COVID-19 tools

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for the development and production of COVID-19 tools that are universally accessible. Guterres made the appeal at the...
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UN chief stresses importance of multilateralism amid COVID-19 pandemic

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday stressed the importance of multilateralism amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In a message for the International Day of Multilateralism and...

UN chief asks Guinea-Bissau to move ahead after region endorses outcome of presidential poll

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday asked political players in Guinea-Bissau to accept the results of last year's presidential election and work to form...
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. ...
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 defends WHO after Trump threat

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by William M. Reilly UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres underscored on Wednesday the necessity of the World Health Organization (WHO) during the COVID-19...
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 reiterates global ceasefire appeal as world fights COVID-19

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday that the international community should focus only on the battle against its common enemy of the COVID-19...
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)

World lacks coordinated action of all countries to suppress COVID-19 – Antonio Guterres

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday that the world lacks a coordinated action of all countries to suppress COVID-19, while noting that it...