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Pandemic could push 45 million in Latin America into poverty – U.N.
The United Nations foresees a 7% rise in Latin America's poverty rate in 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic hits the region's most vulnerable populations
U.N. chief: COVID-19 signals need for global approach to problems
'We absolutely must come together to reimagine and reinvent the world we share,' says United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
U.N. chief deplores lack of ceasefire during virus
Conflicts have continued to rage in Libya, Yemen, and elsewhere
Over 660,000 displaced during pandemic despite United Nations plea – aid group
The Norwegian Refugee Council says its figures showed armed conflict around the world had continued during the pandemic, even as much of globe went into lockdown
U.N. chief says coronavirus sparked 'tsunami of hate and xenophobia'
'The pandemic continues to unleash a tsunami of hate and xenophobia, scapegoating and scaremongering,' Antonio Guterres says
Coronavirus world toll nears 200,000; U.N. pushes for global vaccine effort
'A world free of COVID-19 requires the most massive public health effort in history,' says United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
Using pandemic to erode human rights is 'unacceptable' – U.N. chief
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says: 'Civic space and press freedom are critical. Civil society organizations and the private sector have essential roles to play. And in all we do, let's never forget: The threat is the virus, not people.'
U.N. chief urges governments to protect women during virus lockdown
'For many women and girls, the threat looms largest where they should be safest. In their own homes,' UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says
As virus spreads, U.N. appeal for ceasefires gets worldwide positive response
Armed groups in Cameroon, the Philippines, Yemen and Syria move to reduce violence as UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appeals for ceasefire
U.N. chief calls for 'immediate global ceasefire' amid pandemic
(UPDATED) 'The fury of the virus illustrates the folly of war. That is why today, I am calling for an immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world,' says UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
Recession risk calls for joint response – U.N. chief
'No country can face it alone,' says United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, as the coronavirus 'infects' the global economy
[OPINION] Novel coronavirus: Shared responsibility for us all
'This is a time for prudence, not panic. Science, not stigma. Facts, not fear.'
[OPINION] The gender power gap
'How a society treats the female half of its population is a significant indicator of how it will treat others. Even in peaceful societies, many women are in deadly danger in their own homes.'
Human rights under assault worldwide – U.N. chief
'People are being left behind. Fears are growing,' says UN chief Antonio Guterres, pointing to swelling divisions and political polarization in many countries.
FALSE: U.N. chief Guterres defends Duterte's war on drugs
This is a fabricated, rehashed claim that first surfaced in 2017
Rich nations urged to do 'fair share' as global refugee meet begins
'At this time of turbulence, the international community must do far more to shoulder this responsibility together,' says UN chief Antonio Guterres
U.N. chief 'disappointed' by climate talks outcome
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says 'the international community lost an important opportunity to show increased ambition on mitigation, adaptation and finance to tackle the climate crisis'
U.N. chief says humanity's 'war against nature' must stop
UN chief Antonio Guterres' comments are clearly aimed at the handful of countries responsible for more than half of global greenhouse gas emissions, though he did not call them out by name
U.N. chief urges Myanmar to ensure 'safe' return of Rohingya
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks at the ASEAN-UN Summit in Bangkok, with Myanmar's de facto head Aung San Suu Kyi in the room
U.N. may run out of money by end of the month – Guterres
In a letter intended for the 37,000 employees at the UN secretariat, Guterres says unspecified 'additional stop-gap measures' would have to be taken to ensure salaries and entitlements are paid
United Nations chief hopes to maintain 'momentum' in Western Sahara talks
Antonio Guterres praises the progress made by the UN's former special envoy, Horst Kohler, who left the position in May for health reasons
De Lima: U.N. support for rights groups in PH 'indispensable'
Detained opposition Senator Leila de Lima also thanks United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for speaking out on her 'arbitrary' detention and attacks against human rights defenders in the Philippines
U.N. chief announces creation of constitutional committee on Syria
The committee is to include 150 members – a third picked by the regime, another by the opposition, and the remaining third by the United Nations
U.N. report on attacks vs PH rights groups is 'shoddy work' – Locsin
'The UNHRC report reads like it was written by the accusers...Ignore it,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr
66 countries vow carbon neutrality by 2050 – U.N.
'The climate emergency is a race we are losing, but it is a race we can win,' says UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
5-year period ending 2019 set to be hottest on record
The report 'highlights the urgent need for the development of concrete actions that halt global warming and the worst effects of climate change,' the Science Advisory Group writes
From the streets to the summit: Young climate leaders mobilize at UN
The UN invites some 500 young activists and entrepreneurs to join the first United Nations Youth Climate Summit
Ahead of climate summit, United Nations chief demands 'positive' news
The hope is that a 'very meaningful number of countries' announce their commitment to a goal of carbon neutrality by 2050
Tropical Storm Humberto dumps rain on hurricane-hit Bahamas
The tropical storm slows down relief efforts after Hurricane Dorian ravaged parts of the Bahamas
U.N. chief vows continued support for DR Congo army
United Nations chief Antonio Guterres says the UN peacekeeping mission, the Congolese army, and national police 'will continue to work together to return peace and security to the region'
U.N., France raise concern over Amazon wildfires 'crisis'
French president Emmanuel Macron tweets: 'Our house is on fire. Literally. The Amazon, the lung of our planet which produces 20 percent of our oxygen is burning'
U.N. 'paralysis' delaying justice for Khashoggi murder
Agnes Callamard is a United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions. Special rapporteurs are independent experts who do not speak for the UN but report their findings to it.
U.N. chief rejects Yemen president's accusation of bias
"I would like to assure you that every effort will be made to maintain the impartial stance that is expected of the United Nations," UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says
'Save the Pacific to save the world,' urges U.N. chief
Antonio Guterres has spent the past week in the region pushing for urgent action ahead of a UN summit in September billed as a last chance to prevent irreversible climate change
United Nations chief concerned nuclear 'coffin' leaking in Pacific
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says Pacific islanders still needed help to deal with the fallout of nuclear testing
UN chief meets Christchurch shooting victims, decries online hate
'There is no room for hate speech – online or offline,' United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres says
U.N. chief says world 'not on track' with climate change
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres says 'political moves' to fight climate change 'seem to be fading'
U.N. chief urges ceasefire to avert 'bloody battle' for Tripoli
(UPDATED) 'It's still time to stop,' United Nations chief Antonio Guterres tells reporters after briefing the UN Security Council in a closed session
Libyan strongman under pressure to end Tripoli assault
Khalifa Haftar's forces claim responsibility for the air raid on Mitiga airport. It caused no casualties, but left a meter-deep crater on a runway.
U.N. chief warns against rising anti-Muslim hatred
His remarks come during a speech at Egypt's Al-Azhar, the Sunni Muslim world's foremost religious institution, where he met Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayeb
United Nations chief heads to Washington to plug peacekeeping budget hole
The US cost-cutting has created a hole of about $220 million in this year's $6.7 billion peacekeeping budget
United Nations mourns after 21 staff killed in Ethiopia plane crash
'A global tragedy has hit close to home – and the United Nations is united in grief,' UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says
U.N. reaches aid warehouses on Yemen frontlines, seeks $4.2B
(UPDATED) 'I have just received a piece of good news. Finally, it was possible for us to reach the Red Sea Mills,' says UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
Global arms control architecture 'collapsing' – U.N. chief
(UPDATED) 'We simply cannot afford to return to the unrestrained nuclear competition of the darkest days of the Cold War,' says UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, as he asks the US and Russia to preserve a crucial nuclear treaty
United Nations chief willing to broker end to Venezuela crisis
The United Nations calls for serious political negotiations between the two sides to prevent a slide toward more violence in Venezuela
Ties between U.S., Russia and China 'dysfunctional' – U.N.
The dysfunction is evident 'in the economy, but it is also true in the Security Council,' UN chief Antonio Guterres tells the World Economic Forum in Davos
'We are losing the race' on climate change – U.N. chief
'In my opinion [climate change] is the most important global systemic threat in relation to the global economy,' UN chief Antonio Guterres tells business and political leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos
U.N. chief urges dialogue in Venezuela to avert 'disaster'
'What we are worried (about) with the situation in Venezuela is the suffering of the people of Venezuela,' says UN chief Antonio Guterres
UN chief says Libya's militias should not run prisons
In his report to the Security Council, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urges the Libyan government to bring all prisons under its control and free from the grip of militias
Guatemala shuts down U.N. anti-corruption probe
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he 'strongly' rejected the decision, insisting the government abide by an international agreement in place since 2007