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UN ready to assist response efforts following quake in Iran and Iraq, says Guterres

13 November – The United Nations stands ready to assist efforts to respond to the earthquake that struck Iran and Iraq on Sunday, the Organization's top official has said.


UN chief extends condolences to bereaved families in wake of ‘horrific’ shooting in Texas church

6 November – Deeply saddened to learn of the horrific shooting in a Baptist church in the small town of Sutherland Springs, Texas, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday extended his condolences to the bereaved families and to the Government and people of the United States.


Plausible that ‘attack or threat’ led to crash that killed former UN chief Hammarskjöld – new report

25 October – A new United Nations-mandated report has found it “appears plausible” that an external attack or threat may have led to the fatal plane crash that killed former UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld.


Marking UN Day in Central African Republic, Secretary-General honours peacekeepers

24 October – Commemorating United Nations Day alongside UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic, Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday paid tribute to the sacrifices made by uniformed personnel in the service of peace.


UN chief Guterres, US President Trump commit to work together to address common challenges

21 October – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres met Friday with United States President Donald Trump and discussed, among others, tensions in the Korean Peninsula and the fight against terrorism.


Number of UN civilian casualties falls despite spike in direct attacks against the Organization – new report

19 October – Despite an increasingly complex global security environment and an unprecedented increase in direct attacks against the United Nations, the number of casualties among UN civilian personnel has declined, Secretary-General António Guterres has said.


New allegation of sexual abuse surfaces at UN mission in Central African Republic

11 October – United Nations Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said Wednesday that the UN Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) reported it had received an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor that took place in Bambari by UN peacekeepers.


UN chief proposes $5.4 billion budget for 2018-2019

11 October – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today presented the Organization’s proposed programme budget for the 2018-2019 biennium, amounting to just under $5.4 billion, to the UN General Assembly’s main administrative and budget committee.