Antonio Guterres

Iran stripped of UN General Assembly voting right

Iran and the Central African Republic were stripped of voting power in the UN General Assembly due to non-payment of regular fees for two years, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said in a letter to the President of the 75th General Assembly …

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Vote to elect UN Secretary-General due in June

The vote to elect the UN Secretary-General will be held in June, with incumbent UN chief Antonio Guterres being the only candidate, said Estonia’s UN envoy Sven Jurgenson, whose country assumes the Council’s rotating presidency this …

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UN welcomes Gaza ceasefire

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed a cease-fire between Gaza and Israel on Thursday and urged all sides to observe the truce.  The cease-fire took effect at 2 a.m. Friday (2300GMT Thursday). The …

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Putin to hold meeting with UN chief via video link-up

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres via a video link-up on Thursday, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. "UN Secretary-General Guterres is visiting Moscow. …

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Over 1,000 rockets already fired at Israel from Gaza

More than 1,000 rockets have been fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip since the beginning of escalation, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said on Wednesday. "Some 850 rockets have crossed the Israeli border and 200 landed in the …

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UN chief condemns Kazan school shooting

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has slammed the recent shooting in a Kazan school as an act of senseless violence, spokesman for the Secretary General Stephane Dujarric told a briefing on Tuesday. "The secretary general …

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UN and UNESCO accused of corruption and clannishness

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres sent a letter to the Security Council, in which he informed about his nomination for a new term. His term in the office expires at the end of 2021. The UN Secretary-General is re-elected every five years, but the same person can lead the organization an unlimited number of times, but so far no one has held this post for more than ten years. Meanwhile, there are many questions to Guterres and UN leadership as a whole - the organization is accused of corruption and clannishness.

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UN chief Guterres receives COVID-19 vaccine

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and appealed to people to get vaccinated as soon as they can while stressing that nations must ensure the vaccine is available to everyone, everywhere. …

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UN Secretary-General: nuclear confrontation returns

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres lauded the General Assembly's achievements and lamented its failures. "Geopolitical tensions are escalating. The threat of nuclear proliferation and confrontation has returned. Inequality …

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