UN chief sees 'wind of hope' in African peace deals, elections
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Saturday that a slew of peaceful elections and truces in Africa were signs of a "wind of hope" on the continent.
‘Climate change is biggest threat to global economy’
The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres has warned that climate change was the most important global systemic threat in relation to the global economy that required a unified response in the form of inclusive multilateralism involving all parts of society. Speaking to leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos last week in Davos, the UN’s…
From Guterres to warning Ghosn: Top quotes at Davos
Here are some of the top quotes from the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos on Thursday, where the business elite faced yet more accusations of inaction on climate change. "Climate change is running faster than we are. I believe we are losing the race." -- UN chief Antonio Guterres sounds the alarm on global…
UN chief sues for peace in DR Congo ahead of polls
The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on political actors in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to work together for a free and fair elections on Sunday. Guterres, in a statement, also encouraged all Congolese citizens to seize “this historic opportunity” to participate in the consolidation of the country’s democratic institutions. The UN…
UN pushes Yemen rivals for truce at Sweden talks
UN chief Antonio Guterres led his mediators Thursday in a last-minute push for a truce in the Yemen war as rebels and the government wrangled over a key port and airport.
No room for climate delay, UN chief tells online summit
The world is not moving fast enough to curb global warming and needs immediate action to address the issue, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told an online climate change conference Thursday.
1,100 journalists murdered over a decade – UN
The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said at least 88 journalists have been killed In 2018. Guterres stated this in a video message titled the killing of journalists “outrageous” to mark the annual November 2 ‘International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists' “The killing of journalists around the world for doing their job…
Conflicts, inequalities responsible for human trafficking, says UN
Conflicts, instabilities and inequalities are responsible for human trafficking across the globe.
Guterres raises alarm over UN cash crunch
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Thursday of a serious cash shortfall at the United Nations, telling staff in a message that cost-cutting measures are in store.