Development
New York: The COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption to education in history and prolonged school closures could further entrench inequalities in access to learning, the UN Secretary-General said on Tuesday, underlining the need for “bold steps” to address the crisis. more
‘Turn the tide’ across a turbulent world, UN chief urges key development forum

“Concrete, bold and implementable solutions” are needed to turn the tide on the many challenges the world is facing, including the COVID-19 pandemic, Secretary-General Ant&oac ...

COVID-19 fast becoming protection crisis, Guterres warns Security Council

The COVID-19 pandemic is “profoundly affecting” peace and security across the globe, the Secretary-General told the Security Council on Thursday, pressing the 15-member body t ...

Guterres commends India and Bangladesh for life-saving work in face of deadly cyclone

The UN chief António Guterres commended the governments and people of India and Bangladesh on Saturday, for their life-saving efforts ahead of devastating Cyclone Amphan, and for t ...

COVID-19 shows crucial role of the UN, says next General Assembly President

New York :The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the ‘crucial role’ of the UN and its agencies, according to the veteran Turkish diplomat and parliamentarian who, as the only c ...

Iraq: Guterres welcomes new Prime Minister, calls for ‘meaningful’ reforms

New York : UN Secretary-General António Guterres and his Special Representative in Iraq, welcomed the long-delayed formation of a new Government in Baghdad on Thursday and called f ...

Guterres vows support for island States in twin fight against COVID-19, climate crisis

New York : In an era of new challenges wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, Secretary-General António Guterres is pledging the UN’s continued support to small island States &nda ...

Music, talent and hope, unite millions across the world online in support of coronavirus workers

New York : This weekend’s One World: Together At Home event, saw many of the biggest names in music join the UN health agency and Global Citizen movement in supporting the millions ...

COVID-19 in Yemen: Saudi coalition ceasefire declared in bid to contain coronavirus

New York : A ceasefire declaration by Saudi Arabia in war-shattered Yemen that was due to come into effect on Thursday has been welcomed by United Nations chief António Guterres as ...

UN chief calls for domestic violence ‘ceasefire’ amid ‘horrifying global surge’

New York : UN chief António Guterres is calling for measures to address a “horrifying global surge in domestic violence” directed towards women and girls, linked to loc ...