Antonio Guterres

UN chief urges to unlock Afghanistan funds

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged the United States and the World Bank to unfreeze Afghan funds, locked since the Taliban's return to power, to prevent "the nightmare unfolding in Afghanistan" from getting worse. …

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Iran loses UN voting rights

Eight countries that include Iran, Venezuela and Sudan have lost their right to vote at the United Nations because of unpaid dues. A total of 11 countries are behind in their payments, Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday in …

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UN chief's spokesperson tests positive for COVID-19

Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, confirmed that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will comply with medical guidelines by self-isolation. "I would like to inform you that, earlier …

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UN chief to attend Beijing Olympics

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will attend the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, his spokesman said on Thursday, after the United States announced a diplomatic boycott and several other Western nations followed suit. …

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UN chief ends quarantine after COVID-19 exposure

The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres tested negative for COVID-19 Thursday and ended two days of isolation prompted by exposure to a U.N. official with the coronavirus. "Yes, negative," his spokesperson …

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UN chief in self-isolation after being exposed to COVID-19

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is in self-isolation until Thursday after coming into contact with a UN official who tested positive for COVID-19, but he has no symptoms of the infection, Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the …

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UN Security Council to discuss Afghanistan today

The United Nations Security Council will meet at 3 p.m. ET Monday on Afghanistan, according to the public schedule. The council is likely to be briefed by a UN official on the latest. This comes after France, the United …

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Guterres to participate in G7 summit on Afghanistan today

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will urge the international community to unity for the sake of the people of Afghanistan during the G7 summit on Afghanistan on Tuesday, Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General Stephane Dujarric said at a …

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UN chief urges to accept Afghan refugees

The UN presence in Afghanistan will be adapted to new security concerns and will be maintained, while all countries should accept rather than turn away Afghan refugees fleeing the country, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Monday at a …

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UN secretary general eyes 'solidarity or wealth tax'

United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres is urging governments to use a “solidarity or wealth tax” on those who have profited during the COVID-19 pandemic. Guterres shared a tweet on Monday about …

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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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