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Tag: UN Secretary General

  • Saturday, February 3rd 2018 - 10:30 UTC

    Venezuela rejects UN decision to take Guyana border controversy to The Hague

    The administration of President Nicolas Maduro says it prefers another shot at the UN Secretary General Good Offices’ Process.

    Venezuela has rejected the decision made by the United Nations to refer the border controversy with Guyana to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). “The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, faithful to its historical tradition and in accordance with the Bolivarian Diplomacy of Peace, reiterates its firm disposition to defend the territorial integrity of our Homeland and maintain political negotiation based on the 1966 Geneva Accord, as the only way to reach a peaceful solution, practical and satisfactory for both parties and in favor of our Peoples,” the Venezuelan government said in a statement on Wednesday.

  • Tuesday, December 13th 2016 - 07:32 UTC

    Guterres sworn in as UN Secretary General: pledges more delivery and less on process

    Guterres said he would make conflict prevention his top priority. “Where prevention fails, we must do more to resolve conflicts,” he said

    Portugal's António Guterres was sworn in Monday as the ninth U.N. secretary-general. “The United Nations needs to be nimble, efficient and effective,” Guterres told member states. “It must focus more on delivery and less on process; more on people and less on bureaucracy,” he said.

  • Tuesday, October 25th 2016 - 08:46 UTC

    Ban Ki-moon´s last UN Day speech; Guterres takes over next January

    “Together, we have put in place some solid foundations for shared progress – which we must build on by working even harder”, said Ban Ki-moon

    In his last United Nations Day message as Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon recognized the efforts of courageous UN staff members who are on the frontlines of disaster and violence and continue to respond to the plight of the vulnerable people across the world.

  • Tuesday, October 18th 2016 - 08:11 UTC

    Argentina congratulates Guterres on appointment as next UN Secretary General

    The Argentine government also wishes the best of successes to Mr. Antonio Guterres as head of UN

    Argentina extended on Monday its congratulations to Portuguese former prime minister and ex UN High commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres for his appointment by the UN General Assembly as the next UN Secretary General for the 2017/2021 period.

  • Wednesday, October 5th 2016 - 17:05 UTC

    Antonio Guterres has Security Council support to become next UN Secretary General

    Guterres, 67, was Portugal’s prime minister from 1992 to 2002. He led the U.N. Refugee Agency for a decade from 2005-2015.

    Portugal’s former Prime Minister Antonio Guterres has unofficially been selected as the next U.N. Secretary-General. He is expected to be officially endorsed in the coming days. Following a decisive round of voting Wednesday in the U.N. Security Council, the veteran politician and diplomat prevailed with 13 votes in favor of his candidacy, none objecting to it and two votes of “no opinion”.

  • Tuesday, September 27th 2016 - 06:31 UTC

    Guterres remains top choice to succeed Ban Ki-moon; Malcorra ranked fourth

    Guterres, ex Portuguses prime minister picked up 12 votes of encouragement, two “discourage” votes and one “no opinion”, the same result as the previous vote.

    Portugal's former prime minister Antonio Guterres maintained his lead in the race to become the next UN secretary-general following a fifth straw poll by the Security Council on Monday, diplomats said. Argentina's Susana Malcorra came in fourth and the best placed woman for the job.

  • Friday, August 26th 2016 - 08:35 UTC

    Malcorra behind the Portuguese candidate in her bid to become UN secretary-general

    Malcorra, who served as Ban’s cabinet chief at the UN, jumped five places from the previous straw poll but the frontrunner is ex Portuguese PM António Guterres.

    Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra visited Cairo courting Egyptian support for her bid to become the next UN secretary-general, following on from her visit to Angola earlier in the week. The minister also met with secretary-general of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit. However the emergent frontrunner to succeed Ban Kimoon is ex Portuguese prime minister is Antonio Guterres.

  • Monday, August 15th 2016 - 06:39 UTC

    Falklands/Malvinas: Malcorra confirms new dialogue with UK in a raft of issues

    “We have a relation with the UK that goes beyond the Malvinas issue” but also a  deep disagreement and president Macri has told this to ex PM David Cameron

    Argentina is at the beginning of a new dialogue on the Malvinas issue with the current UK government and this includes air links, hydrocarbons, identifying Argentine graves remains in Falklands, a possible meeting of the two countries' leaders in China, but none of this will happen overnight or make media headlines, anticipated foreign minister Susana Malcorra.

  • Monday, July 25th 2016 - 11:11 UTC

    Malcorra disappointed with leaks from confidential process to chose Bam Ki'-moon successor

    “Although results of the talks are confidential, I am grateful for all the support received and much value the confidence in my aspiration” said Ms Malcorra

    Argentina's foreign minister Susana Malcorra confirmed that the United Nations Security Council held its first informal round of consultations among hopefuls for the UN Secretary General post, and underlined that the results of such talks are confidential, and there will be further such meetings, the first step in a long process.

  • Monday, June 6th 2016 - 07:31 UTC

    UK dilemma with Malcorra at the UN, “a candidate favoured by Washington”

    On Tuesday Susana Malcorra will present her vision to the United Nations in a set of hustings that will now be closely watched

    Britain is facing a diplomatic dilemma since it seems quite clear that the US administration of Barack Obama favours the Argentine candidate and current foreign affairs minister Susana Malcorra as the next UN Secretary General, according to an article published on the Sunday edition of The Telegraph and written by Peter Foster, Europe editor and Harriet Alexander, New York editor.

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