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Tag Archives: Antonio Guterres

World paying ‘heavy price’ for muddled virus strategies: UN

GENEVA: The planet is paying a heavy price for countries ignoring the recommendations of the World Health Organization to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, UN chief Antonio Guterres said. “Different countries have followed different, sometimes contradictory strategies and we are all paying a heavy price,” the secretary-general told a virtual meeting ...

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Coronavirus: World leaders pledge billions for vaccine

BRUSSELS: World leaders, organisations and banks on Monday pledged 7.4 billion euros for research to find a vaccine against the new coronavirus, but warned that it is just the start of an effort that must be sustained over time to beat the disease. The funds, pledged at a video-conference summit ...

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Kashmir status remains unchanged: United Nations chief

NEW YORK: In a major endorsement of Pakistan’s principled position on Kashmir, United Nations chief Antonio Guterres made it clear that the UN position on this dispute continues to be governed by the UN Charter and the relevant Security Council resolutions. In a statement issued by his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric ...

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UN chief stands ready to mediate Kashmir dispute

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Tuesday renewed his good office offer aimed at resolving the decades-old Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan, provided both sides agree. Replying to a question at a briefing about US President Donald Trump’s offer to mediate the Kashmir dispute, the Secretary-General’s Deputy Spokesman Farhan ...

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UN conference to combat terrorism kicks off in Nairobi

NAIROBI: African counter-terrorism must be holistic, well-funded, underpinned by respect for human rights, and most importantly backed by strong political will to defeat terrorism, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said. Guterres addressed the official opening of the African Regional High-Level Conference on Counter-Terrorism and the Prevention of Violent Extremism Conducive to ...

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UN kicks off major climate change effort

UNITED NATIONS Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls it the defining issue of our time: climate change is moving to the center stage at the United Nations, three years after the Paris agreement went into force. A major UN push for progress on climate change kicks off next week when Guterres travels ...

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UN chief slams US’ Golan move, says Syrian peace requires territorial integrity

The criticism comes following US President Donald Trump’s decision to sign an executive order formally recognising Tel Aviv’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which Israel occupied during the Six-Day War of 1967 and formally annexed in 1981. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed criticism of President Trump’s Golan executive order, ...

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UN chief calls for stepping up efforts to protect women’s rights

NEW YORK: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for boosting efforts to protect and promote women’s rights, dignity and leadership. “Gender equality and women’s rights are fundamental to global progress on peace and security, human rights and sustainable development,” he said in a message marking the International Women’s Day, which ...

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UN sec general ‘closely’ monitoring deteriorating situation in IoK

NEW YORK: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is “closely” following the deteriorating situation in Indian Kashmir where a security clampdown and strikes following huge anti-India demonstrations have shut down the region. While talking to media in New York, a spokesman of UN Secretary General, Stephane Dujarric said we are monitoring ...

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