António Guterres

News in Brief 4 October 2021

  • Climate change message of solidarity, as UN chief addresses UNCTAD15
  • Libya: War crimes likely committed since 2016, UN probe finds
  • Yemen: Children killed in Mareb city flare-up
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UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva: Afghanistan; Myanmar, South Sudan

In this week’s show, UN Secretary-General António Guterres talks about Afghanistan and other big problems that require international cooperation to fix them; details from UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Myanmar’s continuing spiral of violence, and corruption in South Sudan that’s impacting terribly on the country’s people – although there is a little bit of good news from there too, thanks to a UN mission UNMISS initiative, as we’ll hear.

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UN chief's message to world leaders: ‘Wake up, change course, unite’ 

In a wide-ranging interview with UN News, Secretary-General António Guterres is calling on world leaders to ‘wake up’, make an immediate course correction at home and abroad, and unite. 

Breakdown or breakthrough? UN chief lays out stark choices for humanity

For UN Secretary-General António Guterres, this is a pivotal moment for mankind, which is on the brink of global catastrophe, but has the tools to create a fair

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UN chief: Dag Hammarskjöld ‘set the highest standard for public service’ 

The General Assembly this Thursday held a commemorative event to mark the 60th anniversary of the death of former UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld, where current chief António Guterres, noted that in his passing, the world had lost “a noble servant of peace, and the United Nations lost one of our greatest.” 

Informal dialogue on UN chief selection process gets underway

The current UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, laid out his case for a second five year term on Friday to Member States, saying that he was offering a “humble approach” to deal with today’s multiple challenges, as an honest broker and bridge builder, focussed on solutions.

Put peace in Libya first, UN chief urges summit on war-shattered nation 

A “rare opportunity” for peace in Libya should be seized by all those involved directly or indirectly in the conflict, António Guterres said on Monday, at a High-Level virtual meeting convened to end the fighting. 

UN Secretary-General's remarks to High-level Roundtable on Climate Ambition

UN Secretary-General António Guterres makes the opening remarks at the key climate action event of the UN General Assembly, UNGA75, on 24 September 2020.

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News in Brief 20 July 2020

  • Keynote Guterres speech slams inequality
  • Alarm raised over AC units and carbon emissions
  • Scale of COVID crisis in Sudan unknown
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INTERVIEW: Guterres urges world leaders to ‘do what is necessary’ for peace and the planet

As global leaders prepare to convene in New York next week to debate the best way forward for the planet, Secretary-General António Guterres  is urging them to “do what is necessary” to ensure that “we are able to solve the dramatic problems we face.”