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Tag: Antonio Guterres

  • Sunday, August 19th 2018 - 18:26 UTC

    Complications for the diaspora: Venezuelans can only flee with a passport to Peru or Ecuador

    Peruvian Migration Office recorded last Saturday the largest number of Venezuelan citizens who entered the country in a single day: more than 5,100 people.

    The Ministry of the Interior of Peru has announced that as of the dawn of next Saturday, August 25, Venezuelans will be required to present their passport to be admitted to the country. This measure coincides with that taken by Ecuador this week when it reached record figures in the entry of Venezuelan citizens in that country. The National Superintendency of Migrations of Peru recorded last Saturday the largest number of Venezuelan citizens who entered the country in a single day: more than 5,100.

  • Thursday, August 9th 2018 - 12:50 UTC

    Ex Chilean president Bachelet chosen as next UN human rights chief

    Bachelet would replace Jordan’s outspoken Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, who is stepping down at the end of the month after a four-year term in the Geneva-based job

    U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has chosen former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet to be the world body’s new human rights chief, the United Nations said on Wednesday. The 193-member U.N. General Assembly is due to meet on Friday to approve Bachelet’s appointment.

  • Tuesday, July 17th 2018 - 09:49 UTC

    Nicaragua: UN Secretary General deplores and condemns violence against civilians

    Anti-government demonstrators have been demanding that President Daniel Ortega step down. More than 320 civilians have been killed since protests started

    United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday deplored and condemned the ongoing violence against civilians, including against students, in Nicaragua.Speaking on behalf of Mr. Guterres at the UN Headquarters, Deputy Spokesman Farhan Haq told reporters that “the use of lethal force is not only unacceptable but is also in itself an obstacle to obtaining a political solution to the current crisis”.

  • Saturday, July 14th 2018 - 07:44 UTC

    UN agrees first-ever Global Compact on migration

    The text of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was finalized on Friday.

    For the first time ever, United Nations Member States have agreed an all-encompassing Global Compact to better manage international migration, address its challenges, strengthen migrant rights and contribute to sustainable development.

  • Friday, July 13th 2018 - 05:58 UTC

    UN chief Antonio Guterres highlighted the “immense potential” of migration

    “Migrants are a remarkable engine for growth,” Mr. Guterres stressed, noting that they number more than 250 million around the world

    Secretary-General António Guterres told a press conference at UN Headquarters that “migration is a positive global phenomenon.” The Secretary-General stated that on negotiations on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration expected to conclude on Friday in New York, for formal adoption in December in Marrakesh.

  • Thursday, July 12th 2018 - 17:02 UTC

    UN chief pushes for greater benefits from new technology, as he launches digital experts panel

    Women learning to code at a technology centre in Herat, western Afghanistan.(PicUNAMA/Fraidoon Poya)

    A high-profile group of tech experts has been assembled at the request of United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, tasked with putting the benefits of digital technology to more effective use, while also protecting against unwanted or unexpected negative impacts.

  • Tuesday, June 26th 2018 - 17:39 UTC

    “Uniting the world against terrorism”: OP-ED on the United Nations conference on counter-terrorism

    With the military defeat of ISIL in Syria and Iraq, large numbers of these ideologically-driven mercenaries are relocating to other theatres of conflict or returning home, passing on their battlefield

    NEW YORK — Terrorism is a persistent and evolving global menace. No country is immune. Social media, encrypted communications and the dark web are being used to spread propaganda, radicalize new recruits and plan atrocities. The threat ranges from the crude tactics of lone actors to sophisticated coordinated attacks and the horrific prospect of terrorists using chemical, biological or radioactive weapons.

  • Tuesday, June 26th 2018 - 09:27 UTC

    UN message on the International Day against drug abuse

    “There are no easy solutions. But my own experience reinforces my strong conviction that we can chart a better path to counter the world drug problem.”

    Drug challenges are among the most complex problems we face, with wide-ranging impacts on health and well-being, families and communities, security and sustainable development.

  • Wednesday, June 6th 2018 - 09:19 UTC

    UN General Assembly next president a woman: Ecuadorean foreign minister

    Ms. Espinosa had served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility, Minister of Defense, and Coordinating Minister of Cultural and Natural Heritage.

    The United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday elected Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, president of its upcoming 73rd session, becoming the only fourth woman to hold that position in the history of the world body and the first since 2006.

  • Wednesday, June 6th 2018 - 07:26 UTC

    World Environment Day: Beat Plastic Pollution

    Every year, more than 8 million tons end up in the oceans.

    United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres message on World Environment Day:”A healthy planet is essential for a prosperous and peaceful future. We all have a role to play in protecting our only home, but it can be difficult to know what to do or where to start. That’s why this World Environment Day has just one request: beat plastic pollution.