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António Guterres

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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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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 says COVID-19 has led to largest disruption to education in history [Video]

UN chief says COVID-19 has led to largest disruption to education in history

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the world is facing a "generational catastrophe that could waste untold human potential, undermine decades of progress, and exacerbate entrenched..

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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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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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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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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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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

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Arms seized by U.S., missiles used to attack Saudi Arabia 'of Iranian origin': U.N.

Cruise missiles used in several attacks on oil facilities and an international airport in Saudi Arabia last year were of "Iranian origin," U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the Security..
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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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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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Guterres urges avoiding action that would increase tensions on India-China border: UN spokesperson


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Guterres looks forward to working 'very closely' with Tirumurti


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Aid groups slam U.N. council failure to take coronavirus action

Several aid groups criticized the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday for being unable to agree on a resolution backing U.N. chief Antonio Guterres' call for a global ceasefire so the world can focus on..
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U.N. chief suggests world leaders send videos for annual meeting

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has suggested that world leaders send video statements for the world body's annual September meeting because it is "highly unlikely" they will be able to travel..
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Guterres' ceasefire appeal is global: UN spokesman as Pak engages in unprovoked firing along LoC

The ceasefire appeal by UN chief Antonio Guterres amid the coronavirus pandemic is global and should be applied everywhere, including along the Line of Control, his spokesperson said, as Pakistani..
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U.N. chief laments lack of global leadership in coronavirus fight

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday lamented a lack of leadership by world powers and a divided international community in the fight against the coronavirus as he raised..
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I bow out with a Namaste to you: Akbaruddin to UN chief Guterres

India's outgoing Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin bid adieu to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres with a ‘Namaste' in a virtual meeting.Akbaruddin had a virtual..
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U.N. chief warns against repressive measures amid coronavirus crisis

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday the coronavirus could give some countries an excuse to adopt repressive measures for reasons unrelated to the pandemic as he warned that the..
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For Earth Day, U.N. chief urges 'green recovery' in response to coronavirus

U.N. chief Antonio Guterres urged governments to use their economic responses to the coronavirus pandemic to tackle the "even deeper emergency" of climate change, in a message for the 50th anniversary..
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'UN chief Guterres salutes countries like India for helping others in fight against Covid-19'

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres salutes countries helping others in the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, his spokesman has said, days after India sent supplies of the anti-malarial..
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Africa needs more than $200 billion to respond to pandemic, U.N. chief says

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday urged creditors to grant a debt standstill for all developing countries, not just the poorest, warning that many faced debt distress due to a..
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U.N. chief says 'not the time' to reduce WHO resources after Trump announcement

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday it was "not the time" to reduce resources for the World Health Organization after President Donald Trump halted U.S. funding over the..
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Terror groups may use virulent coronavirus strains to strike: Guterres


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After Trump criticism, U.N. chief says now not the time to assess virus response

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday that now was not the time to assess the global response to the coronavirus pandemic, calling instead for the international community to focus..
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Pope backs UN chief's call for global ceasefire to focus on coronavirus

Pope Francis on Sunday backed a call by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for a global ceasefire so the world can focus on fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
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U.N. chief calls on G20 nations to boost resources to aid coronavirus pandemic

U.N. chief Antonio Guterres, in a letter to the Group of 20 (G20) major economies seen by Reuters, on Tuesday called for more resources to help keep the global coronavirus pandemic from reaching..
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U.N. chief wants $2 billion to help poor countries combat coronavirus

U.N. chief Antonio Guterres said on Monday the world body wants $2 billion to help poor countries combat coronavirus and warned that a massive, coordinated package would also be needed to deal with the..
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U.N. chief considers naming Algerian diplomat as new Libya envoy: diplomats

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has been consulting with U.N. Security Council members about appointing former Algerian Foreign Minster Ramtane Lamamra as his new Libya envoy,..
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U.N. chief welcomes U.S.-Taliban deal, stresses need to sustain reduction in violence

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called a agreement signed between the United States and Taliban on Saturday an important development in achieving a lasting political settlement in Afghanistan,..
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U.N. chief recommends ministers, diplomats skip traveling to meeting due to coronavirus risks

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has recommended that ministers and diplomats skip traveling to a meeting in New York of the Commission on the Status of Women due to the coronavirus outbreak,..
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U.N. chief: killing of Turkish troops one of 'most alarming moments' of Syria war

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday described an escalation in fighting in northwest Syria that killed dozens of Turkish troops as "one of the most alarming moments" of the
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U.N. chief calls for Syria truce before situation 'entirely out of control'

U.N Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for an immediate ceasefire in northwest Syria "before the situation gets entirely out of control."
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U.N. chief says window for containment of coronavirus narrowing

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Friday that containment of the global spread of coronavirus was possible "but the window of opportunity is narrowing."
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U.N. chief declares women's inequality 'stupid' and a global shame

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called women's inequality "stupid" and a cause for global shame on Thursday, as he pledged to press governments to end discriminatory laws in the face..
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U.N. chief voices concern about fighting in northwest Syria, calls for ceasefire

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday voiced "grave concern" about the escalation of fighting in northwest Syria and reiterated his call for a ceasefire.
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World must avert 'dramatic' effects of coronavirus on health, economy: U.N.'s Guterres

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday urged countries to prevent the novel coronavirus epidemic from spiraling into a crisis with "dramatic consequences" for global health and the..
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U.N. chief urges halt to fighting in Syria's Idlib

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for an immediate ceasefire in Syria's Idlib region "to end the humanitarian catastrophe and now also to avoid an uncontrollable..
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'Need to address illegal occupation of territories by Pakistan': India reacts to UN Secretary-General's comments

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U.N. Secretary General says Libya situation a 'scandal'

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called the situation in Libya a "scandal" even as his envoy cited a "genuine will" by rival military factions as they planned their first meeting to..
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U.N. chief committed to Middle East peace based on pre-1967 borders: statement

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is committed to helping Israel and the Palestinians broker peace on the basis of U.N. resolutions, international law, bilateral agreements and the vision of two..
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U.N. chief says will work with new Lebanese government on reforms

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres welcomed the formation of a new Lebanese government on Tuesday and will work with the new premier to support reforms in the heavily indebted country grappling..
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U.N. chief says he is very worried that oil ports, oilfield shut in Libya

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday he was very worried that several oil ports and an oilfield had been shut down in Libya.
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U.N. says reports of violence against Iran protesters 'worrying'

Accusations of lethal force against protesters in Iran should be fully investigated, a spokesman for United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday, saying reports of violence against..
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Iraqi president receives phone call from U.N. Guterres: Iraqi state TV

Iraqi President Barham Salih received a phone call from United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday in which they discussed regional developments, Iraqi state TV and state news agency..
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U.N. chief Guterres concerned by events in Venezuela: spokesman

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is concerned by events in Venezuela surrounding the election of the National Assembly's president, a U.N. spokesman said in a statement on Monday.
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U.N. chief warns of 'profound risk of miscalculation' amid rising geopolitical tensions

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Monday that "geopolitical tensions are at their highest level this century" and called on world leaders to stop escalating tensions, exercise..
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Iran tells U.N. it reserves right to self-defense over Soleimani killing

Iran told the United Nations Security Council and Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday that it reserves its right to self-defense under international law after the United States killed Qassem..
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