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António Guterres: Secretary-General of the United Nations
António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres is a Portuguese politician and diplomat who is serving as the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations. Previously, he was the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees between 2005 and 2015.

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U.N. chief condemns Saudi attacks, calls for restraint

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday condemned the drone attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities and called on those involved to prevent escalation.
Reuters - Published

Collaboration with India on climate action important, says Luis Alfonso de Alba UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Climate Summit

To accelerate actions to implement Paris Agreement on Climate Change, Guterres will host 2019 Climate Action Summit on 23 September
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UN chief Antonio Guterres meets Narendra Modi on sidelines of G7 Summit, urges India and Pakistan to avoid escalation in Kashmir

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged all parties to avoid any sort of escalation in Kashmir during his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in the French..
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PM Modi holds 'fruitful discussions' with UN chief Antonio Guterres

Modi met Guterres on the sidelines of the G-7 Summit being held in this picturesque southwestern seaside French town. The prime minister arrived in Biarritz from Manama, the capital of Bahrain after..
IndiaTimes - Published

PM Modi meets UN Secretary-General Guterres at G7 in France

Modi met Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the G7 summit hosted by the southwestern French city of Biarritz.
DNA - Published

U.N. condemns Libya car bomb that killed two U.N. staff

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday condemned a car bomb attack that killed two U.N. staff members and injured three, a U.N. spokesman said.
Reuters - Published

UNSC snub to Pakistan on Kashmir, no discussion on Qureshi's letter

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi wrote a letter to UN Secretary-General António Guterres, trying to rake up Kashmir issue at the world body.
DNA - Published

U.N. Secretary-General expresses concern over clashes in Yemen's Aden: statement

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday expressed concern over the violent clashes in Yemen's Aden and urged the parties to cease hostilities.
Reuters - Published

U.N. chief calls for restraint over Kashmir: spokesman

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called on India and Pakistan to refrain from any steps that could affect the special status of the disputed regions of Kashmir and Jammu.
Reuters - Published

Contacts being made at various levels with India, Pakistan on Kashmir: UN SG spokesperson

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has reiterated his appeal to all parties involved to exercise maximum restraint amidst tensions over Kashmir, the UN chief's spokesperson has said. He declined to..
IndiaTimes - Published

Iran asks U.N. chief to push back against U.S. sanctions on foreign minister

Iran asked U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday to push back against the United States after it imposed sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, describing the move as..
Reuters - Published

U.N. chief urges restraint by India, Pakistan over Kashmir

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged India and Pakistan to exercise restraint, his spokesman said on Monday, after India revoked the special status of Kashmir, the Himalayan region..
Reuters - Published

UN urges India, Pakistan to exercise restraint

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has appealed to India and Pakistan to "exercise maximum restraint" to ensure that the situation does not further deteriorate, his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric..
IndiaTimes - Published

India expresses disappointment over UN chief Guterres mentioning it in report on children and armed conflict

India has strongly expressed its disappointment over UN chief Antonio Guterres, in his recent report, including situations in India that are neither armed conflicts nor a threat to international..
IndiaTimes - Published

United Nations to investigate attacks on humanitarian facilities in northwest Syria, says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

The United Nations will investigate several attacks on UN-supported facilities and other civilian sites in northwest Syria, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced on Thursday.
Firstpost - Published

U.N. chief says world will lose brake on nuclear war with end of INF treaty

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is concerned by rising tensions between nuclear-armed states, warning "the world will lose an invaluable brake on nuclear war" with the expiration of the..
Reuters - Published

U.N. to investigate attacks on humanitarian sites in northwest Syria

The United Nations will investigate attacks on U.N.-supported facilities and other humanitarian sites in northwest Syria, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday, two days after two-thirds..
Reuters - Published

Increase in India's tiger population 'good sign': Antonio Guterres' spokesperson


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Two-thirds of U.N. Security Council ask U.N. chief for Syria hospital attacks inquiry

Two-thirds of the United Nations Security Council - including the United States, Britain and France - asked Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday to investigate attacks on U.N.-supported..
Reuters - Published

Saudi-led forces, Israel among states rapped by U.N. for killing children

A Saudi Arabia-led military coalition fighting in Yemen killed or injured 729 children during 2018, accounting for nearly half the total child casualties, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio..
Reuters - Published

Iran's foreign minister, U.N. secretary-general meet in New York: IRNA

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in New York on Thursday and discussed the Iranian tanker seized by the British Navy, a report by..
Reuters - Published

UN chief Antonio Guterres expresses grief at loss of life, displacement due to heavy rain in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Myanmar

UN chief Antonio Guterres has expressed sadness at the loss of life, displacement of people and destruction of property due to the heavy monsoon rains in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Myanmar
Firstpost - Published

UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres condemns airstrikes in north-west Syria, says those responsible must be held accountable

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned airstrikes in northwest Syria following reports that four health facilities were hit during a single day of the bombing.
Firstpost - Published

U.N. chief calls for independent inquiry into deadly Libya air strike

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is outraged by an air strike in Libya that hit a detention center, killing dozens of migrants and refugees, and called for an independent..
Reuters - Published

U.N. chief urges Iran to stick to nuclear deal: spokesman

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is concerned that Iran has breached part of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and urged the country to continue implementing all its nuclear..
Reuters - Published

U.N. chief says important Mideast peace efforts realize two state vision

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday it was important "to pursue peace efforts to realize the vision of two States, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and..
Reuters - Published

U.N. chief says essential to avoid escalation in the Gulf

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres warned on Sunday that it is essential to avoid "any form of escalation" in the Gulf as tensions continue to rise following the shooting down of an unmanned U.S...
Reuters - Published

U.N. chief Guterres calls for 'nerves of steel' in the Gulf

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, commenting on Friday on the situation in the Gulf, said "I have only one strong recommendation: nerves of steel", U.N. spokeswoman in Geneva Alessandra Vellucci..
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U.N. chief urges maximum restraint after Iran shoots down U.S. drone

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is concerned by the Iranian shooting down of U.S. drone and urges all parties to exercise maximum restraint, a U.N. spokesman said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

U.N. chief urges Russia, Turkey to stabilize Syria's Idlib 'without delay'

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed to Russia and Turkey on Tuesday "to stabilize the situation without delay" in northwest Syria.
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: U.N. chief calls on EU to raise 2030 climate goal to 55%

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on the European Union to aim for a 55% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, far more than the bloc's current target for a 40% reduction.
Reuters - Published

U.N. chief calls for independent probe into Gulf tanker attacks

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Friday for an independent investigation to establish the facts and who was responsible for attacks on two oil tankers this week in the Gulf..
Reuters - Published

U.N. chief condemns oil tanker attacks, says independent probe needed

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told reporters on Friday the truth needed to be established after two oil tankers were attacked this week in the Gulf of Oman, adding that the..
Reuters - Published

U.N.'s Guterres says China, U.S. must not slip into new Cold War

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Friday it was important to prevent the United States and China, locked in a trade dispute, from sliding into a new Cold War.
Reuters - Published

U.N. chief condemns violence against civilians in Sudan

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemns violence and reports of excessive use of force by Sudanese security personnel on civilians, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a..
Reuters - Published

India is a 'very valuable partner' of UN, looking forward to working together with new Narendra Modi govt: Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that India is a "very valuable partner" of the United Nations and he looks forward to working with the new government led by Prime Minister..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Stand firm or face a new Cold War, Guterres warns Europe

The world risks a descent into lawlessness and a new Cold War if multilateralism fails, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday, calling on the European Union to take a lead role in..
Reuters - Published

Guterres honours Indian police officer posthumously for contribution to UN peacekeeping

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has honoured an Indian police officer with a prestigious medal for sacrificing his life during the world body's peacekeeping mission in the war-torn Democratic..
DNA - Published

North Korea asks U.N. chief to address ship seizure by 'gangster' U.S.

North Korea has asked United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to deal with the "illegal" seizure of one of its cargo ships by the United States, state media said on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

On visit to New Zealand mosque, U.N. chief vows to combat growing hate speech

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres aims to draw up a global plan to fight a rising tide of hate speech, he said on Tuesday, during a visit to a New Zealand mosque where dozens of..
Reuters - Published

U.N. Secretary-General warns world 'not on track' to limiting temperature rise to 1.5 percent: TVNZ

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said the world was "not on track" to limiting global temperature rises to 1.5%, TVNZ reported on Sunday, during his visit to New Zealand.
Reuters - Published

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appreciates India's counter-terrorism work, launches the UNCTT Programme

Antonio Guterres says programme would help to strengthen international counter-terrorism cooperation, expand multilateral networks for sharing information to detect, identify, disrupt and prosecute..
Firstpost - Published

U.N. chief urges 'maximum restraint' in Venezuela to avoid violence

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urges maximum restraint in Venezuela to avoid violence, a U.N. spokesman said on Tuesday, after Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido called for a..
Reuters - Published

U.N. chief raises issue of Xinjiang's Uighurs during China visit

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres raised the plight of Muslims in China's Xinjiang region during a visit to Beijing last week, a U.N. spokesman said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

U.N. secretary-general calls Myanmar prosecution of Reuters reporters 'unacceptable'

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres believes the prosecution of two Reuters reporters in Myanmar was "unacceptable" and will continue seeking their release, a spokesman said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Antonio Guterres voices concern over UN's deteriorating finances, says India owed $38 million for peacekeeping operations

The United States is responsible for 22 percent of the $5.4 billion regular budget for 2018 and 2019 and more than 28 percent of the $6.7 billion peacekeeping budget for the year to 30 June.
Firstpost - Published

UN owes India $38 million for peacekeeping operations: UNSG report

The United Nations owes India US $38 million, the highest it has to pay to any country, for the peacekeeping operations as of March 2019, UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres has said as he voiced..
IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •DNA

France's Macron, U.N.'s Guterres want political solution to Libya crisis

French President Emmanuel Macron discussed by phone the situation in Libya with U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres, on Saturday, the French Presidency said in a statement.
Reuters - Published

Haftar told U.N.'s Guterres that Tripoli operation will continue: al-Arabiya

Eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar told U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres that his operation towards Tripoli will continue until terrorism has been defeated, Al-Arabiya TV reported..
Reuters - Published

U.N. chief meets eastern Libya commander as fighters close in on Tripoli

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres met eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar in Benghazi on Friday in a bid to avert renewed civil war as his forces advanced on the capital Tripoli to challenge..
Reuters - Published

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