News WrapGet Handpicked Stories from our editors directly to your mailbox

UN Secretary-General

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 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

Rebels kill 15 peacekeepers in Congo in worst attack on UN in recent history

Suspected Ugandan rebels killed at least 15 Tanzanian U.N. peacekeepers and wounded 53 others in a raid on a base in Congo that U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called the worst attack on the organisation in recent history.

Dec 09, 2017, 07:21 AM IST

UN chief condemns suicide bombing in Nigeria

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned a suicide bombing in Nigeria in which 50 people were killed.

Nov 22, 2017, 06:50 AM IST

Hopes fading in China for 118 still missing day after landslide

At risk from more landslides in the area, a massive rescue effort involving more than 3,000 rescue workers was underway, Xinhua reported.


Jun 25, 2017, 08:53 AM IST

United Nations chief condemns separate bomb attacks in Pakistan

Dozens of people were killed and more than 100 were injured in the two separate attacks.


Jun 24, 2017, 09:57 AM IST

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

Malala Yousafzai receives highest UN honour to promote girls education

Men should not clip the "wings of women and let them fly", Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai said as UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres designated her as the youngest-ever 'Messenger of Peace'.

Apr 11, 2017, 13:18 PM IST

US funding cut to UN Population Fund could be devastating: UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that the US funding cut for the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) could have devastating effects on the health of vulnerable women and girls around the world.

Apr 05, 2017, 09:02 AM IST

Antonio Guterres sworn in as 9th UN Secretary General on Monday

Guterres, 67, was administered the Oath of Office by UN General Assembly president Peter Thomson at a special plenary of the General Assembly.

Dec 12, 2016, 23:12 PM IST

UN chief Ban Ki-moon mourns death of Fidel Castro

Extending his deepest condolences to the Cuban people and to the family of Castro Ban vividly recall his meeting with the former president when he visited Cuba in January 2014.

Nov 27, 2016, 00:14 AM IST

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

UNGA to appoint Antonio Guterres as new chief

The UN General Assembly will appoint Antonio Guterres as next Secretary-General on Thursday to replace the retiring Ban Ki-moon on January 1 next year.

Oct 12, 2016, 13:05 PM IST

UN chief deplores Kashmir deaths, offers to help in dialogue

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has deplored the deaths in the current unrest in Jammu and Kashmir and also offered his good offices to facilitate dialogue between India and Pakistan to "achieve a negotiated settlement" on all outstanding issues, including Kashmir.

Aug 19, 2016, 19:07 PM IST

UN blacklists Saudi Arabia-led coalition over child deaths in Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition is reportedly responsible for 60 percent of the total 785 children who were killed and 1,168 wounded last year in Yemen.

Jun 03, 2016, 06:45 AM IST

UN holds first-ever hearings to pick world`s top diplomat

Candidates vying to become the next UN secretary-general fielded questions Tuesday on global crises -- from climate change to achieving Middle East peace -- during the first-ever hearings to choose the world`s top diplomat.

Apr 13, 2016, 02:25 AM IST

Former UN chief Boutros Boutros-Ghali dies

Former UN secretary-general Boutros Boutros-Ghali, who led the world body during one of its most difficult periods, with failed missions in Rwanda and Bosnia, died Thursday in Cairo. He was 93.

Feb 17, 2016, 02:08 AM IST

UN Secretary-General condemns terrorist attack in Jakarta

Islamic State suicide bombers and gunmen struck at the heart of the capital of Muslim-majority Indonesia, executing a Westerner and killing a local while blowing up a Starbucks cafe, leaving five attackers dead in the ensuing firing.

Jan 14, 2016, 23:07 PM IST

UN chief concerned about Haiti''s election process

Ban Ki-moon urged the Haitian authorities and other political actors to resolve their outstanding issues and conclude the election process. 

Jan 06, 2016, 07:45 AM IST

Begin climate change action today: Ban Ki-moon

Calling the Paris climate deal "a health insurance policy for the planet," UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday urged governments to waste no time in delivering on their commitments to fight global warming.


Dec 15, 2015, 01:17 AM IST