Thursday, December 1, 2022

Antonio Guterres

‘Every 11 minutes, a girl is killed by an intimate partner or family member’

Asserting that a woman or a girl is killed every 11 minutes by an intimate partner or a family member, UN chief Antonio Guterres has said that violence against them is the most pervasive “human rights violation” in the...

UN calls for greater equality as world population hitting 8 bn

As the world’s population is approaching 8 billion, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres gave a review of the mixed implications, urging the world community to seize opportunities and take actions to bridge divides between the global haves and have-nots.On November...

UN’s COP27 summit kicks off in Egypt

Envoys from around the globe gathered Sunday in the Egyptian seaside resort of Sharm el-Sheikh for talks on tackling climate change that come as the world also grapples with multiple crises, including the war in Ukraine, high inflation, food...

UN calls for action on misuse of technology

UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres on Saturday called for concerted global efforts to deal with the challenge of the use of new technologies by terror groups to foment discord.In a message at the UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee’s meeting in...

Modi launches Mission LiFE; bats for 3 ‘R’s

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday launched Mission LiFE, a global plan of action aimed at saving the planet from the disastrous consequences of climate change.The launch of the mission, aimed at...

Overconsumption created three-fold planetary emergency: Guterres

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday said overconsumption has resulted in a three-fold planetary emergency of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution, and called for the need to treat the earth’s resources judiciously and respectfully.Guterres, who jointly...

UN chief urges Yemen’s warring sides to renew truce

The U.N. chief is strongly urging Yemen’s warring parties to not only renew but expand a truce that expires Sunday, saying it has brought the longest period of relative calm since the conflict began in 2014.Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said...

Russia annexations in Ukraine have ‘no place in modern world: UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemns Russia’s plans to declare the annexation of occupied parts of Ukraine, calling it “a dangerous escalation” that “has no place in the modern world.” If Russia moves ahead with its plans to annex four...

Guterres calls for efforts to close 3 major gaps to end Covid pandemic

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for efforts to close three major gaps to end the Covid-19 pandemic.First, the booster gap, he said, adding that the coverage remains low everywhere, reports xinhua news agency.Low-income countries, in particular, are still...

UN chief urges protecting right to education

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for efforts to protect the right to education in his message for the International Day to Protect Education from Attack. Education is a fundamental human right and “an essential driver for achieving peace...