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Tag Archives: Antonio Guterres

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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Climate talks must be rescued, warns UN chief

KATOWICE: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres sought to rescue deeply troubled climate talks in Poland, warning the battle against global warming is a “matter of life and death today.” The two-week talks are tasked with breathing life into the 2015 Paris Agreement, which vows to cap global warming at “well under” ...

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UN chief defends Iran deal after Trump demands changes

UNITED NATIONS :UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that any bid to address concerns about Iran should not jeopardize the hard-won nuclear deal after US President Donald Trump demanded changes to the accord. The United States is concerned the deal, thrashed out over 12 years of talks, does nothing to punish ...

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US hails UN budget cuts as ‘step in right direction’

UNITED NATIONS : The United States applauded a $285-million-cut in the UN core budget , saying it was “a big step in right direction.” The General Assembly adopted a budget of $5.396 billion for 2018-2019, slightly below the $5.4 billion that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had sought. The United States ...

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UN chief stresses need to tackle violence against women

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stressed the need to tackle violence against woman. “Every woman and every girl has the right to a life free of violence. Yet this rupture of human rights occurs in a variety of ways in every community. It particularly affects those who are most ...

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Death penalty has no place in the 21st century : UN chief

UNITED NATIONS: The death penalty does little to deter crimes or serve victims, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, calling on all countries ,which have not forbidden the extreme practice, to urgently stop executions. “The death penalty has no place in the 21st century,” Guterres said, while speaking alongside Andrew ...

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UN Chief Urges Myanmar To Give Legal Status To Rohingyas

NEW YORK: UN chief Antonio Guterres has called on Myanmar government to grant either nationality or legal status to the Muslims of Rakhine state and voiced concern over the violence that has forced nearly 125,000 people to flee to Bangladesh. Secretary-General Guterres said he is “deeply concerned” about the security, ...

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UN chief urges Pakistan, India to resolve Kashmir issue

UNITED NATIONS: United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has suggested meetings with Indian and Pakistani leaders in order to assist dialogue between the two opponents over the Kashmir dispute. At his first press conference of this kind at the UN headquarters on Tuesday he was asked: “Are you involved in ...

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UN designates Malala as youngest Messenger of Peace

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday designated 19-year-old Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan as the UN’s youngest Messenger of Peace with a special focus on girls’ education. In a ceremony held here, Guterres said the designation came for Malala’s service to the ideals and objectives of the United Nations ...

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‘I am not a miracle worker’: new UN chief

NEW YORK: The new United Nations Chief, Antonio Guterres, warned Tuesday that the world body faces “very challenging times” and asked for support of reforms to make it better able to deal with them. Before beginning his first day of work at UN headquarters, Guterres, who succeeded Ban Ki-Moon as ...

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