Development
New York: A “paradigm shift” aligning the private sector with the global goals is needed to address the challenges of the future, including those triggered by COVID-19, the UN chief said on Monday, addressing the Financing for Development (FfD) Forum. more
Guterres highlights power of sport for inclusive, sustainable future

New York: The United Nations Secretary-General on Tuesday urged everyone involved in the sport sector to help advance climate action, combat discrimination and prejudice, and ensure that ...

Scores of schools ‘reportedly occupied’ by security forces in Myanmar, as Guterres condemns continuing brutality

New York: Security forces in Myanmar have reportedly occupied more than 60 schools and university campuses across the country, marking a further escalation of the crisis, the United Natio ...

Guterres welcomes US decision to re-engage with the Human Rights Council

New York: The UN Secretary-General has welcomed a commitment from the new US administration to “re-engage immediately and robustly” with the Human Rights Council, following th ...

Myanmar: UN chief following developments ‘with great concern’

New York: UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for restrain in Myanmar, amid reports of rising tensions over the outcome of last year’s general elections. 

In Davos speech, UN chief highlights private sector role in pandemic recovery

New York: The private sector has a key role to play in lifting countries out of both the COVID-19 and climate crises, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told international busin ...

Antonio Guterres hails entry into force of treaty banning nuclear weapons

New York: The first multilateral nuclear disarmament treaty in more than two decades, came into force just after midnight on Friday, hailed by the UN Secretary-General as “an import ...

Guterres commends Libya forum for breakthrough on interim leadership deal

New York: The UN Secretary-General has praised the breakthrough made by a key committee of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum at the weekend, over an interim political leadership deal, a ...

Guterres welcomes Palestinian announcement of elections as ‘crucial step’ towards united

New York: The UN Secretary-General has welcomed Friday’s announcement from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of the first full parliamentary and presidential elections in 15 years ...

Guterres to seek second five-year term as UN Secretary-General

New York: António Guterres confirmed on Monday that he will be seeking a second five-year term as UN Secretary-General, which would begin in January 2022.