Tag: Antonio Guterres

UN chief Antonio Guterres demands immediate halt to Myanmar ‘repression’

UN chief Antonio Guterres on Monday condemned the “brutal force” used by those behind Myanmar‘s coup and urged the military to immediately halt the repression...

World’s biggest emitters like China, India, Russia, need to step up and lower emissions: John Kerry

The world’s big emitting countries, including China, India, Russia and Japan need to “really step up” and begin to lower greenhouse gas emissions, US Special...

UN chief reaches out to Asian leaders to call for collective action for reversal of coup in Myanmar

Reiterating his concern over the situation in Myanmar, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has been reaching out to regional leaders in Asia to call for...

UNSC calls for immediate release of Myanmar leaders ‘arbitrarily’ detained by military | India News

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council on Thursday expressed deep concern over the declaration of the state of emergency in Myanmar by the military and...

Hazara killings highlight plight of Shia community in Pakistan

NEW DELHI: Hundreds of members of Pakistan’s Hazara community (Shia) are holding protests against the killing of 10 coal miners in a targeted attack in...

G-20 summit opens as leaders urge united response to virus

DUBAI: The Group of 20 summit opened on Saturday with appeals by the world’s most powerful leaders to collectively chart a way forward as the...

Recent breakthroughs on COVID-19 vaccines offer ray of hope: UN chief Antonio Guterres

United Nations: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has described the recent breakthroughs towards development of COVID-19 vaccines as a “ray of hope” that needs to...

Indian teenager named by UN to 2020 Class of Young Leaders for SDGs | India News

UNITED NATIONS: Udit Singhal, an 18-year-old youngster from India has been named by the United Nations to the 2020 cohort of young leaders for the...

UNSG expresses concerns over India’s coal pitch, suggests six climate-positive actions to recover from Covid-19 pandemic | India News

NEW DELHI: The United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres on Friday applauded India’s stride towards clean energy through initiatives like International Solar Alliance, raising its renewable...

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warns of the folly of coal but exit may not be easy

New Delhi: United Nation Secretary General Antonio Guterres said that India can become a “true global superpower” in the fight against climate change if it...

UN chief calls on India to be at helm of global leadership on climate action | India News

UNITED NATIONS: UN chief Antonio Guterres on Friday called on India to be at the “helm” of an ambitious global leadership on clean energy and...

Covid-19 pandemic created largest disruption of education in history, affecting 1.6 billion students: UN SG Guterres

UNITED NATIONS: The COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption of education in history, affecting nearly 1.6 billion students in all countries and continents and...

Nitrogen dioxide levels fell by more than 70% during Covid-19 lockdown in New Delhi: UN | India News

UNITED NATIONS: Levels of nitrogen dioxide fell by more than 70 per cent during the lockdown in New Delhi, a UN policy brief said on...

UN restarts cross-border aid to Syria but shuts access point

United Nations: The UN Security Council on Saturday passed a resolution to restart cross-border humanitarian aid to Syria, but only after caving to Russian pressure...

225 VIPs urge world powers to adopt $2.5 trillion COVID-19 plan

More than 225 current and former global VIPs urged the world’s 20 major economic powers on Monday to hold an urgent meeting to agree to...

End ‘tsunami of hate’ over COVID-19 pandemic says UN Chief

UN chief Antonio Guterres has voiced concern over the “tsunami of hate and xenophobia” unleashed by the COVID-19 pandemic and appealed for an all-out effort...

UN calls for scaling up all efforts to confront pandemic

UNITED NATIONS: The UN General Assembly has approved a resolution calling for global action to rapidly scale up development, manufacturing and access to medicine, vaccines...

COVID-19 could cause hundreds of thousands of additional child death: UN

United Nations: In a grim assessment of the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on children, the UN has said the looming global recession resulting from the...

Donald Trump: Trump to ease lockdown, saying virus cases have ‘passed peak’

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump vowed to unveil plans Thursday to reopen the world’s top economy, following cautious moves in Europe, claiming the US had “passed...

UN Security Council to discuss COVID-19 pandemic in closed session on Thursday

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations Security Council will hold a closed session on Thursday to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic, the first time the powerful UN...

Middle East: What impact is coronavirus having on Middle East conflicts?

BEIRUT: The novel coronavirus has put global trade on hold, placed half of the world population in confinement and has the potential to topple governments...