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UN chief laments over increasing hate-based violence on worshipers

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday warned against "a disturbing groundswell" of intolerance and hate-based violence targeting worshippers of many faiths. He...
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UN Chief Announce Important Measures Towards Mali’s Lasting Peace

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday underlined "important steps" in the past six months toward accelerating implementation of a 2015 deal between the Malian...
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UN Boss lays emphasis on worsening situation in Mali

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday underscored the deterioration of security situation in central Mali and urged strengthened response. At a Security Council meeting on...
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UN Chief Unhappy Over Malian Village Massive Killing

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday condemned the massive killing in a Malian village, where reports said at least 134 civilians were killed. "The...
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UN Chief Nominates Canadian for Deputy Envoy in CAR

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed Denise Brown of Canada as his deputy special representative in Central African Republic, the UN press office said Thursday. Brown...
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Western Sahara Peacekeeping Mission New Commander Appointed

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced Wednesday the appointment of Major General Zia Ur Rehman of Pakistan as force commander of the United Nations Mission...
A Libya Dawn tank fires near Libya's capital city of Tripoli, on March 11, 2015. Clashes erupted on Wednesday between Libya Dawn militants and pro-government forces in the Ajaylat area some 80 kilometers west of Tripoli. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)

UN Chief Wants Political Process, Reconciliation in Libya

The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for concerted efforts towards uniting the Libyan people to advance the political process and reconciliation among...
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UN chief urges African girls to embrace technological professions

Power relations in the world will remain male dominated if girls and women are not strongly involved in technological professions, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio...
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UN Chief Finds New CAR Envoy

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday announced the appointment of Mankeur Ndiaye of Senegal as his new special representative for the Central African Republic...
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UN Chief Picks Envoy for the Great Lakes Region

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced Tuesday the appointment of Huang Xia of China as his special envoy for the Great Lakes Region. Xia succeeds Said...
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Chinese FM sends condolences over death of former UN chief Kofi Annan

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has offered condolences over the passing away of former United Nations (UN) chief Kofi Annan. In his...
Soldiers of pro-government militia are pictured in Aleppo, Syria, on Dec. 11, 2016. (Xinhua/Yang Zhen) (zw)

UN Boss Fears Syrian Crisis Could Get Out of Hands

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday warned of the danger of a full-blown military escalation in Syria. "Increasing tensions and the inability to reach a...
Over two hundred Nepalese peacekeepers arrive in Juba from the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), to reinforce the military component of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). UN Photo/Isaac Billy

Antonio Guterres Condemns Attack on MINUSMA in Mali

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned Thursday's mortar attack against peacekeepers in Mali, which left two dead and at least 10 others injured. Stephane...
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UN Boss Congratulates Sierra Leone’s President-elect

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday congratulated President-elect Julius Maada Bio and the people of Sierra Leone for their successful and peaceful election process. But,...
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Oil tank explosion in Pakistan is unfortunate – UN Boss

The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is sadden by the large number of deaths and injured following the explosion of an oil tanker in...

UN Boss greatly troubled by Chinese landslide death toll

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Saturday that he is saddened to learn of the loss of life and devastation caused by landslides in China's...
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UN chief expresses support for UNRWA amid public criticism

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Monday expressed his support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) and his admiration for...
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UN chief calls on world to back Paris climate deal

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called on all leaders of government, business, and civil society to back the Paris climate change agreement and...
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Time running out on deep-water oil exploration, UN Chief declares

President of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, Peter Thompson declared on Wednesday that time is fast running out on marine oil...
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UN chief to attend World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will travel to Washington on Thursday to attend the Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group over the weekend, a...
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UN chief slams terrorist bombings in Syrian capital

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday condemned the terrorist bombings in the Syrian capital of Damascus on Saturday, saying that those responsible for the...
A man watches a TV news program reporting about North Korea's missile firing at Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, March 6, 2017. North Korea on Monday fired four banned ballistic missiles

UN chief slams firing of ballistic missiles by DPRK

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday condemned the reported firing of ballistic missiles by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), saying that "such...
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UN chief appoint new envoy to Libya

The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, on Saturday has appointed the Palestinian diplomat Salam Fayyad as the new UN special envoy to Libya and...
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UN chief discusses Syria, Iraq issues with Turkish president

Visiting UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Saturday discussed the situations in Syria and Iraq with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as Ankara is...
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UN chief “deeply regrets” Israeli adoption of bill to retroactively legalize settlements in West...

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday said that he "deeply regrets" that Israel adopted a bill late Monday that would retroactively legalize Jewish settlements...
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UN chief urges U.S. to remove travel ban on Muslim refugees, immigrants at early...

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday voiced serious concern over the negative impact of the latest U.S. policy, which blocks entry of Muslim refugees...
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U.S. travel ban “not way to best protect” America, other countries

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said here Wednesday that the U.S. travel ban imposed on refugees and immigrants from seven countries "is not the way...
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UN chief commends ECOWAS for role in Gambia’s peaceful transition

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has commended the "extraordinary" unity and leadership of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in the peaceful transition...

UN chief to advocate for new partnerships between UN, African Union in Addis Ababa

The UN chief will advocate for building new partnerships between the United Nations and the African Union, said Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for UN Secretary-General...
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the media at the UN headquarters in New York on April 9, 2015. As violence continues to roil in Syria and Yemen, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged religious leaders and educators to preach to their followers the "correct meaning of tolerance; the correct meaning of culture and tradition, with mutual respect." (Xinhua/Niu Xiaolei)

UN chief condemns terrorist attack in Istanbul

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday condemned the "despicable terrorist attack" at a nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey. According to a statement of...