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UN chief says Cyprus talks fail

Talks aimed at ending the four-decade Cyprus conflict have closed without reaching an agreement, U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Friday after a stormy final session of talks that ran into the early hours.

Jul 07, 2017, 08:44 AM IST

UN chief warns of serious clean water shortages by 2050

The secretary-general said the United Nations is ready to engage in preventive diplomacy to keep the competition for water from sparking conflicts.

Jun 07, 2017, 15:16 PM IST
UN chief calls on world to back Paris climate deal

UN chief calls on world to back Paris climate deal

In his first major speech on climate action on Tuesday, Guterres promised that he will intensify high-level political engagement to "raise the bar" on climate action, Xinhua news agency reported.

May 31, 2017, 10:03 AM IST
UN chief condemns North Korea over missile launch

UN chief condemns North Korea over missile launch

"This action is in violation of Security Council resolutions and a threat to peace and security in the region," said Guterres in a statement by his spokesman.

May 15, 2017, 22:27 PM IST

UN chief warns that Libya risks a return to wide conflict

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that Libya risks a return to widespread conflict, citing the volatile security situation in Tripoli and fighting in the oil-rich east and elsewhere.

Apr 15, 2017, 08:37 AM IST

Police release picture of truck attack suspect

"We do not have contact with the driver," national police chief Dan Eliasson told reporters, as another police officer showed a picture of a man wearing a white sweater, with dark stubble on his face. 

Apr 07, 2017, 22:22 PM IST

UN chief condemns Sweden truck attack

UN chief expressed hope that those responsible for the attack are swiftly brought to justice.

Apr 07, 2017, 22:19 PM IST

UN chief at Iraq camp urges more solidarity with Mosul people

UN chief Antonio Guterres called today from Iraq for greater international solidarity with the people of Mosul, who have faced years of jihadist rule and months of deadly fighting.

Mar 31, 2017, 15:00 PM IST

New UN chief has big goals but says he's 'no miracle maker'

The new UN secretary-general says he's "no miracle maker" but Antonio Guterres has big ambitions: He wants to shake up the global body and get all 193 member nations to come together to solve the "terrible problems" the world is facing.

Jan 04, 2017, 00:43 AM IST

Trump's threat and the challenge before new UN chief

Critics are asking one question: Is the UN behaving more as a NGO today than as a global peace broker?

Jan 03, 2017, 20:19 PM IST

Antonio Guterres debuts as UN chief with call for peace

Antonio Guterres began on Sunday his five-year term as the new United Nations Secretary-General with a call for peace.

Jan 01, 2017, 16:19 PM IST

UN chief condemns Russian envoy's assassination

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the assassination of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov in Turkish capital of Ankara, calling it as a "senseless" act of terror.

Dec 20, 2016, 08:22 AM IST

UN chief alarmed by reports of atrocities in Aleppo

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is alarmed by reports of atrocities against "a large number" of civilians, including women and children, in recent hours in the Syrian city of Aleppo, his spokesman said Monday.

Dec 13, 2016, 04:35 AM IST
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon becomes godparent to newborn giant tortoise!

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon becomes godparent to newborn giant tortoise!

The baby tortoise will stay in the breeding centre for the next five years and will then return to its home island of Santiago, the GNP said in a statement.

Oct 19, 2016, 22:14 PM IST
Portugal's Antonio Guterres replaces Ban Ki-moon as next UN chief

Portugal's Antonio Guterres replaces Ban Ki-moon as next UN chief

The UN General Assembly on Thursday formally appointed Antonio Guterres as the new secretary-general of the United Nations, replacing Ban Ki-moon. The 193 member states adopted by acclamation a resolution appointing the former prime minister of Portugal for a five-year term beginning January 1.

Oct 13, 2016, 20:11 PM IST
Security Council formally recommends  former Portuguese PM Antonio Guterres as next UN chief

Security Council formally recommends former Portuguese PM Antonio Guterres as next UN chief

Former Portuguese prime minister Antonio Guterres, nominated Thursday to be the next UN secretary-general, is a self-described man of action who earned his stripes as the world body`s refugee chief

Oct 07, 2016, 00:02 AM IST

Portuguese former PM Guterres poised to be next UN chief

Portugal's former premier Antonio Guterres is set to become the next UN Secretary- General after the Security Council in the sixth straw poll conducted on Wednesday declared him to be the unanimous choice.

Oct 05, 2016, 23:12 PM IST
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomes India joining Paris climate deal

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomes India joining Paris climate deal

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed India formally joining the Paris climate change agreement.

Oct 03, 2016, 09:49 AM IST
UN chief Ban pats India's back for its decision to ratify Paris Climate deal

UN chief Ban pats India's back for its decision to ratify Paris Climate deal

UN chief Ban Ki-Moon praised India's swift action against carbon emission and said that he is looking forward to receiving New Delhi’s instrument of accession.

Sep 26, 2016, 14:28 PM IST

UN chief calls for peaceful presidential election in Gabon

On the eve of the presidential election in Gabon, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called on Gabonese to exercise their civic duty and hold the poll in a peaceful and credible manner.

Aug 27, 2016, 04:09 AM IST