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Is fluent in French, English and several African languages. Studied at Macalester College on a Ford Foundation scholarship. Spent almost his entire career working for the United Nations. Was the first secretary-general to be elected from the ranks of the United Nations staffers. Timeline: 1962 - Joins the ...
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Prevention, including disaster risk reduction, is among the top priorities of the United Nations Secretary-General. Related action includes support to the development and implementation of national plans to address climate change effects, environmental degradation, urbanization and population growth, ...
In a statement issued by the global body's secretary general, Antonio Guterres, the United Nations said the move is important towards achieving the sustainable development goals and delivering the African agenda on peace and prosperity. ''With the joint African Union – United Nations Agreement for the ...
At a ceremony in Monrovia today attended by President George Weah, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed lauded the accomplishments of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). She pointed out that the peacekeepers leave behind a country that has great potential for ...
The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, will arrive in Monrovia, Liberia in the evening of 21 March. According to a press release, on Thursday, 22 March, she will participate in an event to celebrate the successful completion of the UN Mission in Liberia's mandate. During her visit ...

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres delivers his speech during an United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, UNRWA, conference, in Rome, Thursday, March 15, 2018. Guterres addressed an emergency funding conference in Rome after the U.S. administration ...
I have the following statement that was issued earlier today in the Secretary-General's own voice: “I am deeply concerned by the desperation shown by the people fleeing in a massive exodus from Eastern Ghouta and Afrin. “I profoundly regret that resolution 2401, concerning the cessation of hostilities ...
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres recently complained about the lack of rules for state activity in cyberspace. His statements raised a few ... U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva in February 2018. Denis Balibouse/Reuters.
Ladies and gentlemen of the press, I would like to thank you for your presence today as we wrap up this mission of crucial importance. First of all, I would like to thank the people and the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Since my first visit more than 15 years ago, some enormous ...
The Guardian later reported that an internal investigation had acquitted Loures, who is also a U.N. assistant secretary-general, of any wrongdoing. Documents pertaining to the investigation were also obtained by Foreign Policy. They offer a rare window into the way the United Nations has handled such ...
KEVIN Rudd's bid to become Secretary-General of the United Nations would never have succeeded because he's an “Anglo”. Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark, who was one of the frontrunners in the 2016 campaign to replace former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, has spoken out ...
The statement also noted that the latest developments are further steps forward in laying the foundation for the resumption of sincere dialogue, leading to sustainable peace and denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula. “The Secretary-General reiterates the commitment of the United Nations to further ...
United Nations: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday urged all sides to seize the opportunities of a planned summit between North and South Korea, as well as future talks on ending Pyongyang's nuclear weapons drive. Guterres said he was encouraged by the advances ...
BANGKOK/GENEVA (6 March 2018) - “The ethnic cleansing of Rohingya from Myanmar continues. I don't think we can draw any other conclusion from what I have seen and heard in Cox's Bazar,” said Andrew Gilmour, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, at the end of a four-day visit to ...
United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Mr. Miroslav Jenča, visited the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia from 4 to 6 March. In Skopje, Mr. Jenča met with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, Speaker of Parliament Talat Xhaferi, Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov, Parliamentary ...
The Secretary-General recalls that attacks targeting United Nations peacekeepers may constitute war crimes under international law and that the perpetrators must be apprehended and prosecuted. These cowardly acts will not deter the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in ...

Former secretary-general of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon told a standing-room only crowd at BU's Metcalf Trustee Center on Wednesday that global partnerships will be the key to solving the planet's biggest social, economic, and environmental problems. The South Korean diplomat said the need for ...
1. The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2363 (2017), by which the Council extended the mandate of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) until 30 June 2018 and requested me to report, every 60 days, on its implementation. The report ...
FILE- In this Dec. 5, 2017, file photo, former President Barack Obama address the participants at a summit on climate change involving mayors from around the globe in Chicago. Obama has no plans to become U.N. secretary-general, despite a false story claiming he has announced a bid. A story ...
The present report, submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2376 (2017), covers political and security developments in Libya, provides an overview of the human rights and humanitarian situation in the country and outlines the activities of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) ...
On 22 February 2018, the Your News Wire web site published an article reporting that former U.S. president Barack Obama had announced plans to become Secretary-General of the United Nations: Barack Obama has announced plans to become secretary general of the United Nations, allowing him to advance his ...
In line with my agenda on reforming the peace and security pillar of the United Nations, I directed the Under-Secretaries-General for Peacekeeping Operations and Field Support to undertake reviews of eight major peacekeeping operations b y June 2018. The independent review of the United Nations ...
SEOUL, Feb 20 2018 (GGGI) - Dr. Ban Ki-moon, 8 Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) has been elected as the President of the Assembly and Chair of the Council of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). Dr. Ban will begin his two-year term in office as GGGI's President and Chair on February 20, 2018, taking ...
FIFA President Gianni Infantino visited the United Nations headquarters on Friday in New York City and met the UN Secretary General. During this positive and constructive meeting, various topics were discussed. First of all, the FIFA President gave an update on FIFA's current priorities and the UN ...
Ms. Gbeho succeeds Bintou Keita of Guinea, to whom the Secretary-General and the Commission Chairperson are grateful for her dedicated service during her tenure with UNAMID. Ms. Gbeho brings to the position a wealth of experience from her distinguished career in the United Nations. Since 2015, she ...
Barack Obama announcing his bid to become United Nations Secretary General is fake news. There is no truth that the former President of the United States said he would make a run at becoming the next Secretary General to the United Nations. Obama has been the subject of many fake news, tweets, ...
UNITED NATIONS, February 21 – UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says he has a "zero tolerance" policy for sexual harassment, and for retaliation. Now, more than a month after it was loudly announce that Frank La Rue was suspended and relieved of his job and being investigated for harassment at UNESCO, ...
"This is nothing but an absurd sophistry inappropriate to his duty as secretary-general of the United Nations and only make us to think whether he is a kind of henchman who is representing the United States," said the North Korean mission in a statement. North Korea argued that the United States was at ...
Mark Lowcock, the United Nations under secretary general for humanitarian affairs, had no such problem: “Airstrikes, mortars, rockets, barrel bombs, cluster munitions, chemical weapons, thermite bombs, suicide bombs, snipers, double-tap attacks on civilians and the essential infrastructure they depend on, ...
UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- Former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday that the United Nations has succeeded in preventing another world war. "Without the United Nations, the international community could have never succeeded in preventing another ...
... the escalating violence in Syria's east Ghouta, the United Nations has reiterated a call for an end to hostilities so that the sick and wounded can be immediately evacuated and humanitarian aid deliveries can reach those in need. Speaking at a Security Council meeting on Wednesday, Secretary-General ...
UNITED NATIONS — Former U.N. secretary-general Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday the dialogue between the two Koreas that began during the Winter Olympics must be kept alive so it can hopefully lead to reconciliation, peace and the denuclearization of North Korea. Ban, who was South Korea's foreign ...
WASHINGTON-(MaraviPost)-United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday this week mourned the death of Ambassador Necton Mhura of Malawi to the United Nations with condolence message. UN Secretary General Guterres described Mhura as “a skilled diplomat and a person of ...
UNITED NATIONS, February 21 – UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says he has a "zero tolerance" policy for sexual harassment, and for retaliation. But contrary to what his spokesman told Inner City Press on February 20, Guterres' UN is still asserting immunity for a harassment claim against UNFPA in India, see ...
UNITED NATIONS — Former U.N. secretary-general Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday the dialogue between the two Koreas that began during the Winter Olympics must be kept alive so it can hopefully lead to reconciliation, peace and the denuclearization of North Korea. Ban, who was South Korea's foreign ...
UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for an immediate halt to fighting in Eastern Ghouta where a Syrian government bombing campaign has turned the rebel-held enclave into “hell on Earth” for civilians. “My appeal to all those involved is for an immediate ...
UNITED NATIONS — Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the dialogue between the two Koreas that began during the Winter Olympics must be kept alive so it can hopefully lead to reconciliation, peace and denuclearization of North Korea. Ban was South Korea's foreign minister before ...
Harris "pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a bribery case that involves a brother and nephew of former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. [He] entered his plea to money laundering and wire fraud before U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos in federal court in Manhattan. Harris is scheduled to be ...
UNITED NATIONS, February 21 – UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says he has a "zero tolerance" policy for sexual harassment, and for retaliation. But contrary to what his spokesman told Inner City Press on February 20, Guterres' UN is still asserting immunity for a harassment claim against UNFPA in India; his chief ...
The former secretary-general of the United Nations is set to take over the leadership of an intergovernmental treaty organization that looks to help poor countries develop without degrading their environments and contributing to climate change.
Mhura, 61, died of cancer on Monday in the U.S. state of New Jersey, a spokeswoman for the Malawi Mission to the United Nations, told Xinhua. “Mhura will be remembered for working tirelessly for the universal goals of peace, human rights and sustainable development,” the UN chief said. “He did so with ...
SEOUL, Feb 20 2018 (GGGI) - Dr. Ban Ki-moon, 8 Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) has been elected as the President of the Assembly and Chair of the Council of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). Dr. Ban will begin his two-year term in office as GGGI's President and Chair on February 20, 2018, taking ...
File Photo: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during a brief statement to reporters at the UN headquarters in New York, on Feb. 2, 2018. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed the outcome of the intra-Syria talks in Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, saying Russia kept ...
UNITED NATIONS, February 15 – UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says he has a "zero tolerance" policy for sexual harassment, and for retaliation. But his chief of "Global Communications" Alison Smale argued that all UN staff including victims should "speak with one voice" which several staff told Inner City Press ...
The UN has said it recognises the points raised by the former Under-Secretary-General. The UN is incapable of acting or leading effectively with its current organisation said Bach, who was also executive secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe until May 2017. "Once member ...
The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, on Wednesday welcomed the decision of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Gutteres, to refer the long-standing border controversy between Guyana and Venezuela to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Scotland recalled that ...
KUWAIT, Feb 14 (KUNA) -- United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday underscored the scope of devestation that the war ... The UN Secretary General highlighted the need for an "all-inclusive reconciliation process", calling on Iraqi authorities to abide by UN Resolution 1325, ...
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is in Kuwait this week for an international conference aimed at raising funds for Iraqi reconstruction. He spoke Wednesday with VOA's United Nations Correspondent Margaret Besheer at Al-Bayan Palace, Kuwait City, about the effort to rebuild Iraq, ...
Speaking at the dinner, the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, told the audience, "If there is a true symbol of peace in the world, that is the Olympic spirit. The Olympic Games have a universal impact; the Olympic spirit has a universal character and their appeal has a relevance all ...


 

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