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António Guterres: Secretary-General of the United Nations
António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres is a Portuguese politician and diplomat serving as the ninth secretary-general of the United Nations. A member of the Portuguese Socialist Party, he served as prime minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002.

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Libya ceasefire: UN chief hails fundamental step towards peace [Video]

Libya ceasefire: UN chief hails fundamental step towards peace

Antonio Guterres summoned reporters to give the ceasefire agreement his strong support.

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Divided world is failing COVID-19 test: U.N. Chief [Video]

Divided world is failing COVID-19 test: U.N. Chief

A divided world has failed to rise to the challenge of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Saturday and warned concerted action was needed to prevent..

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UN: Antonio Guterres says Libya's peace at stake, urges ceasefire [Video]

UN: Antonio Guterres says Libya's peace at stake, urges ceasefire

Questioning the commitment to peace in Libya - the UN secretary-general challenges countries defying an arms embargo.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:50Published
UN's Guterres calls for $35 bln more to fight virus [Video]

UN's Guterres calls for $35 bln more to fight virus

Some $3 billion has been contributed so far, Guterres told an online event on Thursday (September 10), calling it "seed funding" that was less than 10% of what the WHO wants for the programme, formally..

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UN chief asks nations to respect Libyan ceasefire

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres welcomed the signing of a cease-fire agreement in Libya and called on nations to respect the terms. Guterres is pushing a global cease-fire as COVID-19 ravages..
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UN Chief Calls for More Coordinated Global Efforts to Fight COVID

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United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said it was very unfortunate that the 20 major industrialized nations did not come together in March, as he suggested then, to establish a coordinated..
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UN Chief: conflicts must stop to prevent COVID

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is calling for a ceasefire on conflicts around the world to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (Oct. 22)  
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Divided world is failing Covid challenge, UN chief warns

divided world is failing covid challenge, un chief warns
The secretary general of the UN has warned that more than 100 million people could be forced into poverty and hunger due to a lack of international “unity” throughout the Covid-19 crisis. Former..
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UN chief congratulates WFP on Nobel Peace Prize

The World Food Program has won the Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to combat hunger amid the coronavirus pandemic. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls the WFP "the world's first responder on..
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Invoking Gandhi, Guterres calls for end to hate speech

"Violence takes many forms: from the destructive impact of the climate emergency to the devastation caused by armed conflict; from the indignities of poverty to the injustice of human rights violations..
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World living in 'shadow of nuclear catastrophe', United Nations chief says

world living in 'shadow of nuclear catastrophe', united nations chief says
United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres warned on Friday (US time) that the world is living "in the shadow of nuclear catastrophe," fuelled by growing distrust and tensions between the..
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UN needs ‘immediate infusion’ of $15 B for global vaccine fund

un needs ‘immediate infusion’ of $15 b for global vaccine fund
WASHINGTON — UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Wednesday for an “immediate infusion” of $15 billion to a global pool for the procurement and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines at a..
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Armenia, Azerbaijan Forces Clash for 2nd Day, Ignoring Calls to End Hostilities

armenia, azerbaijan forces clash for 2nd day, ignoring calls to end hostilities
Forces of Armenia and Azerbaijan continued fighting around the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave for a second day on Monday, despite calls from the international community for the hostilities to end. Both sides..
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UN failures on coronavirus underscore the need for reforms

un failures on coronavirus underscore the need for reforms
The coronavirus that has claimed nearly 1 million lives has underscored the failure of the United Nations to bring countries together to defeat it, prompting renewed calls to reform the world body so..
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As UN Secretary General makes fresh appeal for carbon neutrality, a Coalition of Indian industries sign charter for ‘near zero’ emissions by 2050

On a day when UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres made a fresh appeal to countries to raise climate action ambitions at a round-table in New York, a coalition of six Indian companies on Thursday..
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UN General Assembly: World must prevent new Cold War, Guterres warns

Secretary-General António Guterres made the comments amid a rise in US-China tensions.
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'Moments of disappointment' for UN on 75th anniversary

'moments of disappointment' for un on 75th anniversary
World leaders will come together, virtually, today to mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, as the deadly coronavirus pandemic challenges the effectiveness and solidarity of the 193-member..
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UN chief determined to defend multilateralism, commends China's role

un chief determined to defend multilateralism, commends china's role
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has told Xinhua he believes that the COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the need to strengthen multilateralism, while also expressing hope to continue..
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Virtual edition of UN General Assembly to see record participation of world leaders: Antonio Guterres

virtual edition of un general assembly to see record participation of world leaders: antonio guterres
The virtual edition of the United Nations General Assembly will see a record number of Heads of State and Government address the high-level week through pre-recorded video statements, UN chief Antonio..
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Here are the top stories for Thursday, Sept. 17: Damage across Orange Beach from Hurricane Sally; Oregon governor surveys wildfire destruction; Guterres rings UN peace bell; Italian-led probe busts..
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Antonio Guterres rings peace bell at United Nations

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres ushered in the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly with the ringing of the Peace Bell with UNGA president Volkan Bozkir. (Sept. 17)  
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UN urges a more equal, inclusive world, marking International Day of Democracy

un urges a more equal, inclusive world, marking international day of democracy
The United Nations marked the annual International Day of Democracy, on Tuesday, calling on world leaders to build a more equal, inclusive and sustainable world, with full respect for human rights...
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2020 is set to mark the end of the hottest 5-year period on record

2020 is set to mark the end of the hottest 5-year period on record
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers remarks on climate change and ecology during the official opening ceremony of Lisbon European Green Capital 2020 event, on January 11, 2020 in..
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Cooperate on climate or 'we will be doomed': UN chief

cooperate on climate or 'we will be doomed': un chief
LONDON: World powers must pull together and retool their economies for a green future or humanity is "doomed", UN chief Antonio Guterres has warned, telling AFP that failure to control the coronavirus..
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UN Guterres: Virus could erase gains for women

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Monday that the COVID-19 pandemic has deepened the inequality between men and women and reversed "decades of limited and fragile progress on gender equality..
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UN chief calls on India to be at helm of global leadership on climate action

UN chief Antonio Guterres on Friday called on India to be at the “helm" of an ambitious global leadership on clean energy and climate action, saying the country can become a “true global..
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Digital finance becomes lifeline during COVID-19 crisis: UN report

digital finance becomes lifeline during covid-19 crisis: un report
UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- A United Nations report launched Wednesday said that digital finance has become a lifeline during the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. "The unprecedented..
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UN chief to renew call to India, G20 nations to invest in sustainable transition post-Covid

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will renew his call to India and other G20 countries to invest in a clean, sustainable transition as they recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, during his virtual..
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Guterres welcomes Israel-UAE peace deal

guterres welcomes israel-uae peace deal
United Nations, Aug 14 : UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the US-brokered historic peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), under which Israel will suspend..
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U.N. chief say virus causing education "generational catastrophe"

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says it's led to biggest disruption of education ever, with schools closings in more than 160 countries affecting over 1 billion students.
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A billion students worldwide affected by covid-19 lockdowns, UN says

a billion students worldwide affected by covid-19 lockdowns, un says
The United Nations chief has said the coronavirus pandemic has led to the largest disruption of education in history. School closures in more than 160 countries in mid-July have affected more than one..
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COVID-19 affecting 1.6 billion students: United Nations chief

covid-19 affecting 1.6 billion students: united nations chief
The COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption of education in history, affecting nearly 1.6 billion students in all countries and continents and an additional 23.8 million children and youth..
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Young Indian activist named by UN chief to new advisory group on climate change

A climate activist from India has been named by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to his new advisory group comprising young leaders who will provide perspectives and solutions to tackle the..
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What is the future of the UN in the age of impunity?

what is the future of the un in the age of impunity?
As the laws of war become optional and crimes in Syria and Libya go unpunished, there are fears the body has no teeth Even at the best of times, there is a wide scope for misunderstanding in modern..
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UN chief: World 'at the breaking point' due to inequalities

un chief: world 'at the breaking point' due to inequalities
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Saying “we are at the breaking point,” the U.N. secretary-general made a sweeping call Saturday to end the global inequalities that sparked this year’s massive anti-racism..
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UN chief slams 'myths, delusions and falsehoods' around inequality

un chief slams 'myths, delusions and falsehoods' around inequality
The UN secretary general will today deliver one of his most stinging speeches to date, attacking the “myths, delusions and falsehoods” around international progress on equality. In an unusually..
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World Population Day: 'No time to waste' in empowering women

world population day: 'no time to waste' in empowering women
The COVID-19 pandemic affects everyone, everywhere, “but it does not affect everyone equally”, the UN chief said in his message for World Population Day, on Sunday. “It is deepening existing..
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India a 'good example' as solar auctions gain popularity amid Covid-19 pandemic: UN chief

India is a "good example" as solar auctions have seen popularity amidst the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, UN chief Antonio Guterres said on Thursday, underlining that renewable energy is the only..
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UN chief: Foreign interference in Libya conflict at 'unprecedented levels'

un chief: foreign interference in libya conflict at 'unprecedented levels'
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the Security Council on Wednesday that the conflict in Libya has entered a new phase "with foreign interference reaching unprecedented levels."..
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Chinese envoy deposits instrument of accession to arms trade treaty

chinese envoy deposits instrument of accession to arms trade treaty
Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the United Nations, on Monday deposited the instrument of accession to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) of the People's Republic of China to UN..
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UN chief warns Covid-19 provides opportunity for terrorists

un chief warns covid-19 provides opportunity for terrorists
UNITED NATIONS: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Monday that the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic provides new opportunities for the Islamic State extremist group,..
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UN chief appoints new registrar for tribunal, deputy special representative for Iraq

un chief appoints new registrar for tribunal, deputy special representative for iraq
UNITED NATIONS, July 2 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday appointed Abubacarr Marie Tambadou of Gambia as the new registrar of the International...
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1st LD: UN chief warns of impacts of COVID-19 on peace and security

1st ld: un chief warns of impacts of covid-19 on peace and security
UNITED NATIONS, July 2 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday reminded the Security Council of the multi-faceted implications of COVID-19 on international peace and security...
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US report on Pak terror safe haven: UN chief expects all members to abide by UNSC resolutions

us report on pak terror safe haven: un chief expects all members to abide by unsc resolutions
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expects all member states to “live up” to their obligations under the relevant Security Council resolutions, his spokesperson has said, after a US report noted..
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UN chief urges Israel to abandon annexation plans

un chief urges israel to abandon annexation plans
UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged Israel to drop plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, saying it would be a "most serious violation of international law," in a..
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Saudi-led coalition cut from U.N. blacklist of warring parties killing children

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday removed a Saudi Arabia-led military coalition from a United Nations blacklist, several years after it was first named and shamed for killing and..
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U.N. chief calls for marine personnel be designated key workers

U.N. chief Antonio Guterres called on all countries on Friday to
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UN: Arms seized by US, missiles used to attack Saudi Arabia 'of Iranian origin'

un: arms seized by us, missiles used to attack saudi arabia 'of iranian origin'
NEW YORK - Cruise missiles used in several attacks on oil facilities and an international airport in Saudi Arabia last year were of "Iranian origin," UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the..
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North Korea suggests U.N. chief pretending to act like a drunk

North Korea suggested on Thursday that United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres might be pretending to act like a drunk as the country slammed comments by his spokesman on Pyongyang's decision..
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U.N. chief regrets North Korea decision to cut hotlines with South

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres regrets that North Korea has severed hotlines with South Korea, warning that such channels "are necessary to avoid misunderstandings or miscalculations," a U.N...
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U.N. chief seeks to clarify protest advice, telling staff to fight racism

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres on Tuesday told staff they were not banned from joining anti-racism demonstrations sweeping the United States and other countries, in a letter that aimed to clear..
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UN chief: COVID-19 compounds dire situation in Mali, Sahel

un chief: covid-19 compounds dire situation in mali, sahel
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the coronavirus pandemic has compounded the “dire humanitarian and security situations” in Mali and Africa’s Sahel region. The..
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U.N. chief urges peaceful U.S. protests, calls on leaders to listen, show restraint

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres urges Americans protesting racial inequities and excessive police force to do so peacefully and calls on U.S. leaders and authorities to listen to them and show..
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