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 ...

Action for Peacekeeping: Progress made, but the work’s ‘far from done’

New York: Three years since the UN Secretary-General launched his Action for Peacekeeping (A4P) initiative to strengthening peacekeeping operations worldwide, “significant progress& ...

UN envoy calls for more support to aid Palestinian COVID-19 response

New York: COVID-19 continues to have a devastating effect on Palestinians, the Secretary-General’s envoy for the Middle East peace process told the Security Council on Thursday, urg ...

UN staff must be protected, as they undertake life-saving work, Guterres says on International Day

New York: The United Nations Secretary-General has called on all countries to support the international treaty protecting UN staff and associated personnel, to ensure all those who carry ...

‘Seize the moment’ to recover and rebuild better, UN deputy chief urges Asia-Pacific nations

New York: Confronting major setbacks due to the coronavirus pandemic, countries in Asia and the Pacific “must now seize the moment” to rebuild and recover better together, the ...

Afghan envoy meets Sri Lanka foreign minister, seeks support for UN presidency

Mohammad Ashraf Haideri, the Afghan Ambassador to Sri Lanka met Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena in Colombo, and discussed the Afghan peace process and bilateral cooperation ...

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 ...

‘Guarantee due process’, says UN chief, following Bolivia opposition arrests

New York: UN Secretary-General António Guterres has recalled the importance of upholding due process in all legal proceedings, a day after the arrest of the former interim presiden ...

Myanmar: UN Security Council strongly condemns violence against peaceful protesters

New York: The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the violence against peaceful protesters in Myanmar and voiced “deep concern” at restrictions on medical p ...