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Dialogue between India and Pakistan 'essential element', says United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

Responding to a question on the situation on developments in Kashmir, Guterres said, "I go on with a clear opinion that human rights must be fully respected in the territory. And I go on with a clear opinion that dialogue between India and Pakistan is an absolutely essential element for the solution of the problem." 

Sep 19, 2019, 00:04 AM IST

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

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, on the sidelines of the G7 summit hosted by the southwestern French city of Biarritz on Sunday and had fruitful discussions on a wide range of subjects.

Aug 26, 2019, 00:05 AM IST

UN chief Antonio Guterres praises India's commitment to South: South cooperation

The Fund was established in June 2017 to work with developing countries by providing assistance to projects that aim to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as per their request. It is a dedicated facility within the UN Fund for South-South Cooperation. 

Jun 07, 2019, 12:56 PM IST

'Come with a plan,' UN chief Antonio Guterres to world leaders ahead of climate summit

UN chief Antonio Guterres has told world leaders to come up with concrete, realistic plans to boost climate action as greenhouse gas concentrations are driving global temperatures towards increasingly dangerous levels impacting millions of people.

Mar 29, 2019, 09:16 AM IST

UN chief spoke with India, Pak officials not PMs on rising tensions: official

Tensions escalated between India and Pakistan in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack in Kashmir which killed 40 CRPF personnel and was claimed by Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM).

Mar 06, 2019, 12:12 PM IST

Who represents Venezuela? United Nations, international lenders stuck in limbo

The United Nations are ready to increase their activities in Venezuela in the areas of humanitarian assistance and development, says UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Jan 31, 2019, 11:50 AM IST

One third of United Nations workers say sexually harassed in past two years

The survey comes amid the wider "Me Too" movement around the world against sexual harassment and assault.

Jan 16, 2019, 11:44 AM IST

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visits Amritsar's Golden Temple

The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday visited the Golden Temple in Amritsar. 

Oct 03, 2018, 23:35 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi receives 'UNEP Champions of the Earth' award, dedicates honour to countrymen

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday received the 'UNEP Champions of the Earth' award in the capital and said the honour is the result of the commitment of the Indians towards saving the environment.

Oct 03, 2018, 13:21 PM IST

India should use its influence with Myanmar for reconciliation on Rohingya issue: Antonio Guterres

He also said that to keep a population in such a "discriminatory situation" is "an invitation for terrorist groups" to exploit the situation.

Oct 03, 2018, 08:12 AM IST

UN 'saddened' by loss of lives due to floods in Kerala, monitoring situation

The UN is ready to help India in tackling the flood situation in Kerala if a formal request is made.

Aug 18, 2018, 08:43 AM IST

India-UN Development Fund hailed as model South-South cooperation

India has committed $100 million over the next decade for the Fund and an additional $50 million during the next five years for Commonwealth countries, India`s Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin said.

Jun 09, 2018, 08:37 AM IST

UN welcomes temporary ceasefire announcement by Afghan government; urges Taliban to reciprocate

Ceasfire follows the Afghan Government's call for unconditional peace talks with the Taliban

Jun 08, 2018, 10:27 AM IST

UN chief vows to strengthen peacekeeping missions

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said the world body is working hard to make peacekeeping stronger, safer and more effective.

Jun 02, 2018, 09:26 AM IST

UN reacts to 'horrific' Kathua incident, expresses hope for justice

The girl from the nomadic Bakerwal Muslim community disappeared near her house on January 10 and a week later, her body was found in the same area. 

Apr 14, 2018, 15:00 PM IST

United Nations receives 138 allegations of sexual misconduct

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has vowed to toughen the UN response to allegations of misbehavior by peacekeepers and UN personnel whose mission is to protect vulnerable civilians in conflict zones.

Mar 14, 2018, 06:53 AM IST

Confidential helpline for UN staff on sexual harassment

The UN has been in the spotlight for several years over allegations of sexual abuse by its peacekeepers, and there have been complaints by staff of sexual harassment.

Feb 28, 2018, 11:17 AM IST

Venezuela says UN chief 'went too far' in Guyana border dispute

Venezuela has been pressing a historic claim to Guyana's Essequibo region, which encompasses two-thirds of the former British colony since US oil giant Exxon Mobil discovered oil in off its coast in 2015.

Feb 01, 2018, 06:35 AM IST

No mediation on Kashmir unless both parties agree: UN chief

UN chief Antonio Guterres has ruled out any mediation to resolve the Kashmir issue unless all parties agree to it and asked India and Pakistan to address their outstanding issues through talks amidst heightened tensions along the border.

Jan 23, 2018, 15:20 PM IST

UN chief concerned by Western Sahara tensions

Antonio Guterres is deeply concerned by a spike in tensions in a buffer zone in disputed Western Sahara.

Jan 07, 2018, 06:59 AM IST