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UN’s Guterres: Broad climate ‘movement’ has begun, but there’s a long way to go

When it comes to the climate emergency, “we have a long way to go. But the movement has begun,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres declared in a widely-distributed opinion piece on Thursday, reaffirming his concern over the threats posed by a warming world, unless more urgent action is taken. 

Friday's Daily Brief: World youth call for climate action and peace, record food needs met in Yemen, exclusive sit down with UN chief

A recap of Friday’s top stories: Climate emergency threatening peace progress; Guterres urges States bring concrete answers to GA; Migrant shooting in Libya signals danger; Xenophobia attacks rise in South Africa; Record number get UN food aid in Libya.

News in Brief 26 August 2019

  • UN chief calls for more concrete action in response to the ‘climate emergency’
  • UN food relief agency calls for additional funding in Central African Republic 
  • Young migrant’s death should prompt Athens to move other youngsters to safety: UNHCR
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News in Brief 26 April 2019

  • Guterres calls for ‘quantum’ leap in resources and will for development and climate solutions
  • New Mozambique storm rips off roofs, brings lashing rain as aid response kicks in
  • Mali insecurity leaves one in three Mopti schools closed
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UN mourns death of former Secretary-General Kofi Annan, ‘a guiding force for good’

The United Nations is mourning the death of former Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who passed away peacefully after a short illness, according to a statement published on his official Twitter account on Saturday. The renowned Ghanaian diplomat was 80 years old.

'Uphold international humanitarian law' UN chief tells parties to Yemen conflict

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres expressed deep concern on Wednesday over the “recent and sharp escalation” in the Yemen conflict, calling on all parties to make civilian protection a priority.

News In Brief 12 March 2018

  • “Highest ever number” of Syrian children died in 2017: UNICEF report
  • “Proud feminist” Guterres praises women “calling out” abuse and discrimination
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UN chief urges vigilance against anti-Semitism and discrimination of all kinds

Warning that hate is on the rise and that Nazi symbols, mindsets and languages are back, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for vigilance against anti-Semitism and discrimination of all kinds.

Armed hostilities on rise again in Ukraine, where conflict ‘never really stopped,’ says UN rights wing

An uptick in armed hostilities in Ukraine has resulted in more deaths and new damages to critical water infrastructure storing dangerous chemicals – posing a grave threat to human life and the environment, according to a new United Nations report.

News in Brief 12 October 2017 (PM)

Libyan government urged to find alternatives to “horrific” detention centres

The Libyan government needs to establish alternatives to detention centres in the country, where human rights abuses of migrants and others have become “endemic”.

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