Antonio Guterres elected second time as the UN Secretary-General

The U.N. General Assembly unanimously elected Antonio Guterres to a second term as secretary-general on Friday, giving him another five years at the helm of the 193-member organization at a time a deeply divided world faces numerous conflicts, the growing impact of climate change, and a pandemic still circling the globe. Antonio Guterres Ambassadors in … Continue reading Antonio Guterres elected second time as the UN Secretary-General

New Year message from Antonio Guterres

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday said the United Nations will continue to bring people together to build bridges and create space for solutions in 2019. Image: Antonio Guterres In his New Year message, the UN chief said the world is undergoing a stress test, as climate change is running fast, geo-political divisions … Continue reading New Year message from Antonio Guterres

In celebration of the 2018 International Day of Democracy

This year’s International Day of Democracy is an opportunity to look for ways to invigorate democracy and seek answers to the systemic challenges it faces. It includes tackling economic and political inequalities, making democracies more inclusive by bringing the young and marginalized into the political system, and making democracies more innovative and responsive to emerging challenges … Continue reading In celebration of the 2018 International Day of Democracy

Pyeongchang – The Olympic is about respect, tolerance and understanding

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres was part of dignitaries who graced the kickoff of this year's Winter Olympics on Friday in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, where he called on everyone to recognize and promote the Games’ universal message of peace and tolerance.   Image shows Secretary-General António Guterres (left) and Thomas Bach, President of the IOC, hold a … Continue reading Pyeongchang – The Olympic is about respect, tolerance and understanding

UN Secretary-General says AU is the organization’s most important partner

Strong cooperation with the African Union (AU) is essential for the United Nations to be able to fulfill its mandate, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Saturday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where the two organizations signed a new agreement to bolster their collaboration on range of global issues. Image shows United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and Moussa Faki, Chairperson … Continue reading UN Secretary-General says AU is the organization’s most important partner

UN condemns attack on its Officials in Mali

A logistic convoy of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) suffered a terrorist attack which killed three Chadian peacekeepers and left two injured on 26 October, 2017. Speaking with anger and sadness after the horrific attack, Secretary-General António Guterres condemned the men and reason behind such callous moves. Seven other peacekeepers have … Continue reading UN condemns attack on its Officials in Mali

Nearly 125,000 People are fleeing Myanmar for Bangladesh

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today called for the Muslims of Rakhine state to be given either nationality or legal status, and voiced concern about violence that has since late August forced nearly 125,000 people to flee and risk destabilizing the region. “I have condemned the recent attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army. But now we … Continue reading Nearly 125,000 People are fleeing Myanmar for Bangladesh

António Guterres talks about North Korea’s latest Nuclear Missile Test

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned today's underground nuclear test by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) as “yet another serious breach of the country's international obligations.” According to a statement issued by a UN spokesperson, the Secretary-General also said that DPRK's action undermined international non-proliferation and disarmament efforts and is also profoundly destabilizing for regional security. … Continue reading António Guterres talks about North Korea’s latest Nuclear Missile Test

Ban Ki-moon bids farewell to the United Nations

Ban Ki-moon bade goodbye to staff and delegates at the United Nations headquarters on 31 December, 2016, after spending ten years with the intergovernmental organization. The South Korean diplomat served as the UN Secretary-General between 1 January 2007 - 31 December, 2016. In his farewell speech to the staff and Permanent Representatives at the event held in … Continue reading Ban Ki-moon bids farewell to the United Nations

The newly elected UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visits China today 28 November

The Chinese Foreign Ministry has confirmed in an official statement that Mr Antonio Guterres, the newly elected United Nations Secretary-General, will arrive China today 28 November. The former Portuguese Prime Minister [1995-2002] is said to be on a 2-day visit in honor of an invitation from the Asian nation's authorities.   According to the news update, … Continue reading The newly elected UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visits China today 28 November