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Tag: Antonio Guterres

  • Wednesday, January 31st 2018 - 08:42 UTC

    Guyana/Venezuela border controversy referred to the International Court of Justice

    Secretary-General Guterres stated that he has chosen the International Court of Justice as the means to be used for the solution of the controversy.

    United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres has referred the Guyana/Venezuela border controversy to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). In a statement which was published on the UN’s website on Tuesday, Stéphane Dujarric, spokesman for the Secretary-General stated that Mr Guterres has fulfilled the responsibility that has fallen to him within the framework set by his predecessor in December 2016, and has chosen the International Court of Justice as the means to be used for the solution of the controversy.

  • Friday, October 13th 2017 - 12:11 UTC

    Israel follows the US and will pull out of “highly politicized” UNESCO

    Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu tweeted he had instructed his foreign ministry to “prepare Israel's withdrawal... in parallel with the United States.”

    Israel has said it will join the US in pulling out of the UN's cultural organization Unesco, after US officials cited “anti-Israel bias”. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the US decision as “brave and moral,” a statement said.

  • Saturday, September 16th 2017 - 08:02 UTC

    International Day of Democracy, UN Secretary General Message

    United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres

    The International Day of Democracy, 15 September, is an opportunity to recommit to a world defined by values enshrined in the United Nations Charter: peace, justice, respect, human rights, tolerance and solidarity. Yet in many societies around the world, there is a crisis of faith. Globalization and technological progress have lifted many out of poverty, but have also contributed to inequality and instability.

  • Wednesday, August 9th 2017 - 07:48 UTC

    UN Secretary General urges Venezuelan government and opposition to relaunch negotiations

    Mr. Guterres' spokesman said UN is closely following events in the country and is convinced the crisis requires a political solution based on dialogue and compromise.

    Highly concerned that recent developments in Venezuela could lead to further escalation of tensions and hamper a peaceful solution to the crisis, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres again on Tuesday urged the Government and the opposition to relaunch negotiations for the benefit of the Venezuelan people.

  • Monday, June 19th 2017 - 10:45 UTC

    Portugal Forest Fire costs 62 lives and fight not over yet

    Over 140 forest fires continued to hit Portugal by Monday morning.

    Over 1,700 firefighters continued to battled a large-scale forest fire Monday in Portugal that has already killed 62 people. Prime Minister Antonio Costa on Sunday declared three days of national mourning. Number of fatalities feared to rise. There are also 61 people injured, five of them in critical condition - four firemen and one child.

  • Tuesday, June 6th 2017 - 08:05 UTC

    UN opens conference on the health of the world's oceans and seas

    “Improving the health of our oceans is a test for multilateralism, and we cannot afford to fail,” said Guterres during his first major UN conference

    Opening a “game-changing” international conference on the health of the world’s oceans and seas, top United Nations officials urged on Monday coordinated global action to protect the planet. Speaking in the UN General Assembly Hall, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres cautioned Governments that unless they overcome short-term territorial and resource interests, the state of the oceans will continue to deteriorate.

  • Tuesday, June 6th 2017 - 07:12 UTC

    “Cherish the planet that protect us” urges UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres

    “On World Environment Day – and every day – let us reconnect with nature. Let us cherish the planet that protects us,” underlined Mr. Guterres.

    On World Environment Day, which is observed on 5 June every year, United Nations General Secretary Antonio Guterres urged everyone to ''cherish the planet that protect us''. In a video message, “Connecting people to Nature”, uploaded on YouTube, Guterres said, “Without a healthy environment we can't end poverty or build prosperity. We all have a role to play in protecting our only home.”

  • Thursday, May 4th 2017 - 07:56 UTC

    Press Freedom Day: In 'post truth' era, leaders must defend objective, independent media

    “We need leaders to defend a free media. To counter prevailing misinformation. And we need everyone to stand for our right to truth”, António Guterres said

    In a “post-truth” world with “fake news” on the rise, and media accountability and credibility falling under question, free, independent and professional journalism has never been more important, the United Nations today said.

  • Wednesday, April 5th 2017 - 04:59 UTC

    “Peace incomplete without demining”, says UN chief on Mine Awareness International Day

    “Peace without mine action is incomplete peace,” Antonio Guterres said in his message for the Day

    On recalling the International Day for World Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged all Governments to remember landmines and explosive remnants of war when discussing peace agreements or when sending urgent humanitarian aid to conflict zones.

  • Thursday, January 19th 2017 - 07:43 UTC

    Falklands congratulates Guterres and asks C24 respects right to self determination

    The letter to Antonio Guterres was addressed by MLA Dr. Barry Elsby, Chair of the month of the Falklands' Legislative Assembly

    The Falkland Islands elected government has sent a letter to the United Nation Secretary General Antonio Guterres congratulating him on his appointment, and also requesting his good offices to ensure that the UN Decolonization Committee (C24) fulfills its mandate and respects the right of Self-Determination as enshrined in the UN Charter.

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