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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 appoints Dieye of Senegal as special coordinator for development in Sahel

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday appointed Abdoulaye Mar Dieye of Senegal asATIONS the special coordinator for development in the Sahel. Dieye is a macroeconomist...
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UN boss condemns massacre of civilians by armed groups in DRC

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday expressed shock at the recent massacre of civilians by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in North Kivu province...
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UN chief welcomes outcome of GCC Summit

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday welcomed the declaration on "solidarity and stability" announced at the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit held in Saudi...
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UN chief wants peaceful, credible elections in CAR

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday called for peaceful, inclusive and credible general elections on Sunday in the Central African Republic (CAR), said his...
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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 solidarity in fighting COVID-19 on Human Rights Day

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The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres on Thursday called for global solidarity to fight COVID-19 in a message on Human Rights Day, which falls on...
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UN chief condemns violence in DRC amid political crisis

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday condemned the violent incidents in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), amid an evolving political crisis,...
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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 condemns killing of rice farmers in Nigeria

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United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has condemned the deadly attack against rice farmers carried out by suspected Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria's...
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G20 leadership vital in defense against COVID-19: UN chief

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday that the leadership of the Group of 20 (G20) is vital in the global struggle with...
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UN chief calls for major, rapid change in fight against climate disruption

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United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for a major and rapid change in the fight against climate disruption. "Major and rapid change...
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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...
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UN chief urges international community to stand in solidarity with people living in...

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday called on the international community to stand in solidarity with people living in poverty. "On the International Day...
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UN stands ready to support landlocked nations in pandemic recovery: UN chief

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The UN system is standing in solidarity with landlocked developing countries, which lack access to vital trade links, and supporting them in their efforts...
Traffic police of Lujiang county, Anhui province are monitoring and managing traffic by applying new technologies, February 11, 2018. (Photo by Zuo Xuechang from People’s Daily Online)

UN chief urges efforts to harness digital technologies to accelerate achievement of SDGs

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday said that efforts must be made to harness digital technologies to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable...
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Tragic COVID-19 pandemic creates a moment of possibility: UN chief

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The COVID-19 pandemic is a tragedy, but it has also created a moment of possibility, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday, urging governments...

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...
Medical workers are seen in a COVID-19 quarantine hospital in Cairo, Egypt, on June 15, 2020. Egypt reported on Monday its highest single-day COVID-19 deaths with 97 fatalities, taking the death toll in the North African country to 1,672, said the Egyptian Health Ministry. According to the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed, 1,691 new COVID-19 infections have also been registered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases to 46,289. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

UN chief calls for urgent funding for WHO-led mechanism to tackle COVID-19

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called for urgent funding for the "Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator" (ACT-Accelerator), a global collaboration led by the...
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir (L, front) shakes hands with Mohamed Hamdan Daqlu, Deputy Chairman of Sudan's Sovereign Council in Juba, capital of South Sudan, Dec. 10, 2019. Mohamed Hamdan Daqlu has reiterated Sudanese government's commitment to achieving peace in the country, the council said on Tuesday. (Xinhua/Denis Elamu)

UN chief calls for efforts to promote culture of peace

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called for efforts to promote the culture of peace, saying such efforts are more important than ever...
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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...
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Use recovery from COVID-19 to tackle climate change: UN chief

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday urged countries to use recovery from COVID-19 to tackle climate change. "We have a choice: business...
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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)...
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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. ...
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UN chief calls for sustainable recovery of tourism from COVID-19

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In a policy brief and video message broadcast on Tuesday, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres highlighted the role tourism plays in providing a...
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...
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UN chief calls for immediate restoration of constitutional order in Mali

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called for immediate restoration of constitutional order and rule of law in Mali after the country's president...
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UN chief calls for support for Lebanon in aftermath of blast

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called for international support for Lebanon after last week's horrific explosion that destroyed the port of Beirut and...
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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...