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New York: Addressing the virtual World Economic Forum, on Monday, the United Nations’ Secretary-General, António Guterres, told world and business leaders that “global solidarity is missing in action”. more
‘Keep speaking out’, UN chief urges in message to World Youth Forum

New York: Although everyone has been deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact on young people has been “especially heartbreaking”, UN Secretary-General Antó ...

UN chief ‘encouraged’ by first joint statement from key nuclear armed States

New York: The Secretary-General, António Guterres, has welcomed a joint statement issued on Monday by five nuclear armed States on the prevention of nuclear war and the avoidance o ...

Secretary-General, UN leaders, mourn Archbishop Desmond Tutu - ‘a towering global figure for peace’

New York: Secretary-General António Guterres was among UN leaders paying tribute on Sunday to the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu, describing him as “an unwavering voice for the ...

Iran: UN independent experts condemn secret execution of Kurdish prisoner

New York: Two UN-appointed independent rights experts condemned the arbitrary execution in the strongest terms on Wednesday, of an Iranian Kurdish prisoner as a sign of “clear disre ...

'UN stands with the people of Lebanon', declares Guterres

New York: Elections next year will be key to a better future for Lebanon, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday ahead of an official visit to the country later this ...

Taliban fails to secure UN seat

Kabul: The Taliban received a jolt from the United Nations (UN) Accreditation Committee as the current Taliban rulers of Afghanistan were not approved a seat at the world body.

Somalia: At least eight killed, several injured in car bombing near school in Mogadishu

Mogadishu, Somalia (JEN): At least eight people have been killed and over a dozen injured in a car bomb explosion that targeted a United Nations (UN) security convoy near a school in Soma ...

Poverty and violence push 378,000 Central Americans north each year

New York: For the past five years, poverty, food insecurity, climate shocks and violence have pushed, on average, some 378,000 Central Americans a year into the United States, according t ...

Conflict prevention means tackling economic, social, institutional drivers of strife

New York: Preventing conflicts requires closing development gaps, shrinking inequality and bringing hope to people around the globe, senior UN officials told the Security Council on Tuesd ...