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UN Secretary-General: Message On The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia And Transphobia, 17 May

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 5:45 am | United Nations

New York, 17 May 2022 Around the world, millions of LGBTIQ+ people continue to face injustice, simply for who they are, or whom they love. I am deeply concerned by continued violence, criminalization, hate speech and harassment against LGBTIQ+ people, and ... More >>

President Of The General Assembly In Palau To Highlight Climate Change Mitigation, Partnerships

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 6:25 am | United Nations

New York, 12 April – The President of the UN General Assembly, H.E Abdulla Shahid, is undertaking an official visit to the Republic of Palau until Friday, 15 April, to stand in solidarity with Small Island Developing States (SIDS) on issues of climate ... More >>

The UN Secretary-General: Video Message On The Launch Of The Third IPCC Report

Tuesday, 5 April 2022, 5:03 am | United Nations

New York, 4 April 2022 The jury has reached a verdict. And it is damning. This report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a litany of broken climate promises. It is a file of shame, cataloguing the empty pledges that put us firmly on track ... More >>

Ukraine: Secretary-General Calls For Probe Into Bucha Killings

Monday, 4 April 2022, 12:51 pm | United Nations

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Sunday called for an independent investigation into the killing of civilians in the Ukrainian town of Bucha, a suburb of the capital, Kyiv. Images have emerged of bodies found in streets and in yards in the wake of ... More >>

UN Secretary-General's Statement On The COVID-19 Pandemic, Two Years On

Thursday, 10 March 2022, 5:15 pm | United Nations

Two years ago, the lives of people around the globe were upended by a virus. COVID-19 spread quickly and relentlessly into every corner of the world — shutting down economies, choking off transportation networks and supply chains, closing schools, ... More >>

UN Relief Chief Outlines Immediate Humanitarian Priorities For Ukraine

Tuesday, 8 March 2022, 12:52 pm | United Nations

Allowing civilians to safely leave areas under fire in Ukraine, and delivering desperately needed aid to these locations, are among immediate priorities for humanitarians, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, told the Security Council ... More >>

UN Secretary-General's Remarks To The General Assembly Emergency Special Session On Ukraine

Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 5:23 pm | United Nations

The fighting in Ukraine must stop. It is raging across the country, from air, land and sea.    It must stop now. Russian missile and air bombardments are pounding Ukrainian cities day and night. The capital, Kyiv, is encircled from ... More >>

Secretary-General’s Remarks At Press Encounter Following The Security Council Meeting On Ukraine

Thursday, 24 February 2022, 6:26 pm | United Nations

SG: This is the saddest moment in my tenure as Secretary-General of the United Nations. I started this meeting of the Security Council addressing President Putin and telling him from the bottom of my heart: Stop your troops from an offensive against Ukraine, ... More >>

Just In: Transcript Of UN Secretary-General's Press Encounter On Ukraine

Wednesday, 23 February 2022, 1:33 pm | United Nations

As you know, I have cut short an overseas visit – including a very important summit of African leaders – to rush back to UN headquarters. Our world is facing the biggest global peace and security crisis in recent years – certainly in my tenure as Secretary-General. ... More >>

World ‘dangerously Unprepared’ For Future Pandemics Unless Leaders Tackle Inequalities, UNAIDS Warns

Tuesday, 30 November 2021, 10:19 am | United Nations

In an urgent call to action ahead of World AIDS Day on 1 December, the agency focused on ending the disease as a public health threat by 2030, said that if transformative measures are not taken, the world will stay trapped in the COVID-19 crisis and remain ... More >>

Countries Most At Risk, Lead The Way On Climate Action

Friday, 29 October 2021, 11:40 am | United Nations

Vulnerable countries are stepping up and taking climate action, amid a slow response from some of the biggest emitters of carbon dioxide, said the United Nations Development Programme ( UNDP ) on Thursday. In a new analysis, released ahead of the COP26 climate ... More >>

Middle East Green Initiative: ‘pathbreaking Work’ To Protect The Planet

Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 11:09 am | United Nations

The Middle East Green Initiative launch in Saudi Arabia on Monday was hailed by the UN’s deputy chief as a valuable commitment and strategic vision, to transition regional economies away from unsustainable development, to a model “fit for the ... More >>

COP26: Praise For Updated National Climate Plans, But ‘nowhere Near’ Goal

Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 10:50 am | United Nations

New or updated climate action plans by governments can be effective in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but greater efforts are needed to keep global warming at bay, the UN climate change office (UNFCCC) said in a new report on Monday. <img ... More >>

Haiti: Earthquake leaves mounting death toll

Thursday, 19 August 2021, 9:44 am | United Nations

Haiti: Earthquake leaves mounting death toll, injuries and extensive damage Humanitarian Aid Four days after a devastating 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit south-western Haiti, the level of destruction and desperation is becoming increasingly evident, the United ... More >>

Afghanistan is facing a ‘cultural disaster’

Wednesday, 18 August 2021, 9:49 am | United Nations

Afghanistan faces a “cultural disaster”, following the fall of Kabul to Taliban forces, a UN Special Rapporteur said on Tuesday , in a statement urging countries to provide urgent assistance to human rights defenders, including those working on ... More >>

Israel urged to protect Palestine rights defenders

Saturday, 14 August 2021, 3:09 pm | United Nations

UN Human Rights Council-appointed experts expressed deep concern on Friday over Israeli military interference in the work of a well-known, independent Palestinian child rights organization, in the occupied West Bank. More >>

UN Experts Urge Israel To ‘protect And Encourage’ Palestine Rights Defenders

Saturday, 14 August 2021, 3:03 pm | United Nations

UN Human Rights Council-appointed experts expressed deep concern on Friday over Israeli military interference in the work of a well-known, independent Palestinian child rights organization, in the occupied West Bank. During a night-time raid at ... More >>

Afghanistan: UN Chief Following Escalation In Fighting ‘with Deep Concern’

Friday, 13 August 2021, 9:20 am | United Nations

With Taliban fighters continuing to gain ground in Afghanistan, the UN Secretary-General is following events “with deep concern” said the UN Spokesperson on Thursday, including the battle for Herat and Kandahar, the country’s second and third largest ... More >>

Hiroshima Memorial: UN Chief Laments Slow Progress On Nuclear-free Goal

Friday, 6 August 2021, 12:49 pm | United Nations

Underlining UN commitment to achieving a nuclear-free world, Secretary-General António Guterres has urged governments to strengthen efforts to make this goal a reality. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2108/6745e9f3de1ed15b756a.jpeg" ... More >>

UN Condemns ‘abhorrent’ Assassination Of Haiti President Jovenel Moïse

Thursday, 8 July 2021, 10:07 am | United Nations

Perpetrators behind the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse must be brought to justice, the United Nations said on Wednesday. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2107/7b242bfdcf73718af75e.jpeg" width="720" height="324"> UN Photo/Cia Pak President Jovenel ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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