Antonio Guterres

India turns down UN supply chain help offer to combat COVID-19, says it has 'robust system'

India has declined assistance offered by the United Nations of its integrated supply chain for COVID19-related material, saying the country has a "robust system" to deal with the required logistics, a spokesperson for UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said.

Apr 29, 2021, 12:07 PM IST

United Nations calls for reversal of Myanmar coup and condemns violence

The coup reversed years of slow progress toward democracy in Myanmar, which for five decades had languished under strict military rule that led to international isolation and sanctions. 

Mar 11, 2021, 13:00 PM IST

UN Chief reiterates call for global ceasefire amid COVID-19 on Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary

21 foreign envoys to the United Nations spoke at the event on the relevance of Gandhi to the world and to there country. 

Oct 03, 2020, 06:29 AM IST

Coronavirus: UN chief asks for wartime plan for COVID-19 as global death toll crosses 23,000

"We are at war with a virus - and not winning it," Guterres told a virtual summit of G20 leaders.

Mar 27, 2020, 06:16 AM IST

Imran Khan warns of new refugee crisis in Pakistan due to Indian govt's policies

Khan was referring to India's Citizenship Amendment Act and the revocation of the special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Feb 17, 2020, 16:31 PM IST

UN Secretary-General urged to take notice of humanitarian crisis in Balochistan

Khalil Baloch, chairman of the Baloch National Movement (BNM) on Sunday urged the visiting United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to take immediate notice of the humanitarian crisis in Balochistan.

Feb 17, 2020, 14:59 PM IST

UN chief Antonio Guterres on first official visit to Pakistan

The conference, which is being organised by the Pakistan Government and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Feb 16, 2020, 12:44 PM IST

United Nations thanks India for paying 2020 annual dues early

India has paid its 2020 annual dues ahead of schedule to the cash-strapped world body earning its thanks. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres`s Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric on Friday thanked India for sending the payment. India paid on Friday the full amount of $23.4 million for this year for the general budget due only at the end of the month.

Jan 11, 2020, 09:10 AM IST

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