Antonio Guterres

News in Brief 25 September 2017 (AM)

UN chief condemns deadly attack on blue helmets in Mali

The killing of three peacekeepers in Mali has been condemned by the UN Secretary-General.

The blue helmets from Bangladesh were part of a convoy travelling in the Gao region on Sunday which came under attack.

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News in Brief 15 September 2017 (PM)

UN chief stresses solidarity with refugees on International Day of Peace

Refugees are the focus of this year’s commemoration of the International Day of Peace, observed annually on 21 September.

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“Geographical balance”, gender equality, essential: counter-terror chief

The Under-Secretary-General of the newly created United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office believes that “geographical balance and gender equality are pre-requisites for the success of the unit”.

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UN Daily News Programme 08 September 2017

Listen to our special daily programme, featuring an in-depth interview with the UN Secretary General António Guterres. The programme is presented by Matt Wells, and Reem Abaza.

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News in Brief 16 August 2017 (AM)

UN chief condemns triple suicide bombings in Nigeria

A series of suicide bombings in northern Nigeria on Tuesday has been condemned by the UN Secretary-General.

At least 30 people were killed in the three attacks which occurred at a market and refugee camp in Borno State.

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Venezuela violence "shows no signs of abating," UN rights office says

Protesters in Venezuela have reported being shot at with nuts and bolts at close range by security forces amid what the UN on Tuesday called the “widespread and systematic” use of force during anti-Government demonstrations.

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News in Brief 02 August 2017 (PM)

UN mission in DRC concerned over arrests

The head of the UN’s peacekeeping operation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, MONUSCO, has expressed concern over arbitrary arrests and detentions in various parts of the country.

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“Wisdom, experience, energy and ideals” of old & young vital to SDGs

The “wisdom, experience, energy and ideals” of the old and the young are vital to realizing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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News in Brief 24 July 2017 (PM)

UN chief ‘strongly condemns’ terrorist attack in Pakistan

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News in Brief 14 July 2017 (PM)

UN chief condemns deadly shooting at Old City of Jerusalem

A deadly attack in the Old City of Jerusalem on Friday has been condemned by the UN Secretary-General.

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