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Tag: United Nations

  • 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 25th 2017 - 07:23 UTC

    UN warns Trump´s budget cut will make peacekeeping operations “impossible”

    UN secretary general Antonio Guterres has been lobbying Congress members on the importance of international peacekeeping.

    The United Nations has warned that President Donald Trump's plans to cut contributions to peacekeeping will make such work “impossible”. The US administration signaled heavy cuts to UN operations, in its budget proposals released on Tuesday. The US foots more than a quarter of the UN's US$7.9bn peacekeeping bill.

  • 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.

  • Tuesday, April 4th 2017 - 07:32 UTC

    Trump administration begins to cut UN funding: UNFPA first target

    This is the first of the promised cuts to US financial contributions to the UN by the Trump administration.

    United States has withdrawn funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), an agency that promotes family planning in more than 150 countries. The state department said the UNFPA “supports or participates in the management of a program of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization”.

  • Saturday, March 25th 2017 - 09:44 UTC

    Maduro asks United Nations to help with supplies of medicines

    ``I've asked for support from the United Nations to help treat the economic and social injuries that have hit our people,'' Maduro said on national television

    Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has asked for help from the United Nations to boost the country's supplies of medicines. Maduro said the UN had the expertise to normalize the supply and distribution of drugs in the country.

  • Thursday, March 9th 2017 - 21:21 UTC

    UN message: “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”

    Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation.

    International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities, reads the United Nations message.

  • 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.

  • Monday, January 2nd 2017 - 07:13 UTC

    Guterres new UN chief call to make 2017 a Year for Peace

    On this New Year’s Day, I ask all of you to join me in making one shared New Year’s resolution: Let us resolve to put peace first.

    In his first day at the helm of the United Nations, Secretary General António Guterres today pledged to make 2017 a year for peace.“On this New Year's Day, I ask all of you to join me in making one shared New Year's resolution: Let us resolve to put peace first,” said Mr. Guterres in an appeal for peace. He said one question weighs heavy on his heart. “That is: how can we help the millions of people caught up in conflict, suffering massively in wars with no end in sight?”

  • 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.

  • Friday, November 11th 2016 - 11:03 UTC

    Spain and UK agree a more constructive approach on Gibraltar dispute at UN

    The consensus decision sets out UK/Spain conflicting positions on Gibraltar, and including – for the first time – Britain’s double-lock commitment on sovereignty.

    The UN General Assembly’s Fourth Committee adopted this week a consensus decision setting out the conflicting positions of the British and Spanish governments on Gibraltar, and including – for the first time – Britain’s double-lock commitment on sovereignty. The decision was agreed by Britain and Spain despite the starkly contrasting views set out at the last session of the Fourth Committee in October, as reported by the Gibraltar Chronicle.