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Both radio and sports can help people achieve their potential, says UN on World Radio Day

13 February 2018
In an era of dramatic advances in communications, radio retains its power to entertain, educate, inform and inspire, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said, marking World Radio Day with a call to celebrate both radio and sports as ways of helping people achieve their potential.

UN chief deeply saddened by tragic plane accident in Russia

12 February 2018
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Sunday expressed deep sadness at the plane accident in the Moscow region, Russia, in which all passengers and crew are reported to have died.

UN chief deeply saddened by tragic plane accident in Russia

11 February 2018
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Sunday expressed deep sadness at the plane accident in the Moscow region, Russia, in which all passengers and crew are reported to have died.

Let Olympic Flame ‘shine as a beacon to human solidarity,’ UN says ahead of Pyeongchang Games

7 February 2018
This week the world will gather in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea, for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, unified in what United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called “the Olympic Spirit: in solidarity; mutual respect; and friendly competition.”

Liberia: UN mission farewell ceremony honours last departing police and military personnel

7 February 2018
After 14 years of serving in the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), an official farewell ceremony was held on Tuesday in the capital, Monrovia, to honour the last departing Police and Military personnel serving there.

UN will ‘not tolerate’ sexual harassment in its ranks – Guterres

2 February 2018
Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday made clear that the United Nations will not tolerate sexual harassment “anytime, anywhere,” within its ranks and laid out a five-point plan to ensure equality across the Organization, which he said was critical to tackle on the challenge of such behavior.

UN will ‘not tolerate’ sexual harassment in its ranks – Guterres

2 February 2018
Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday made clear that the United Nations will not tolerate sexual harassment “anytime, anywhere,” within its ranks and laid out a five-point plan to ensure equality across the Organization, which he said was critical to tackle on the challenge of such behavior.

At African Union Summit, Guterres lauds strong AU-UN partnership, outlines areas for more cooperation

28 January 2018
Hailing the partnership between Africa and the United Nations as “solid, and grounded on sound principles of human rights and good governance,” Secretary General, Antonio Guterres told leaders gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the African Union Summit, that with Africa in the lead, “we can and will do more” to bolster successful cooperation throughout the continent.

At African Union Summit, Guterres lauds strong AU-UN partnership, outlines areas for more cooperation

28 January 2018
Hailing the partnership between Africa and the United Nations as &#8220solid, and grounded on sound principles of human rights and good governance,&#8221 Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres told leaders gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the African Union Summit, that with Africa in the lead, &#8220we can and will do more&#8221 to bolster successful cooperation throughout the continent.

In Addis Ababa, Guterres says partnership with African Union is fundamental to work of the UN

27 January 2018
Strong cooperation with the African Union (AU) is essential for the United Nations to be able to fulfill its mandate, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Saturday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where the two organizations signed a new agreement to bolster their collaboration on range of global issues.

In Addis Ababa, Guterres says partnership with African Union is fundamental to work of the UN

27 January 2018
Strong cooperation with the African Union (AU) is essential for the United Nations to be able to fulfill its mandate, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Saturday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where the two organizations signed a new agreement to bolster their collaboration on range of global issues.

‘We are all at risk’ when humanity’s values are abandoned; UN honours memory of Holocaust victims

26 January 2018
Calling on the world to “stand together against the normalization of hate, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has stressed in his message for the International Day dedicated to honouring Holocaust victims that everyone has a responsibility to quickly and decisively resist racism and violence.

Warning that ‘peace remains elusive,’ UN chief outlines areas for action in 2018

16 January 2018
Having taken office with a call for peace to be the watchword of 2017, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday said the world instead had ‘gone in reverse,” and that there are critical areas that need action in the New Year, including climate change, the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula, the Middle East conflict, and the Rohingya crisis.

In Bogotá, UN Secretary-General Guterres expresses full support for peace process in Colombia

13 January 2018
In an official visit to Colombia, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday met with the country&#39s President in the capital, Bogotá, where the UN chief said it is the duty of all the citizens of the world to support the peace process there.

UN chief issues &#39red alert,&#39 urges world to come together in 2018 to tackle pressing challenges

31 December 2017
In his message on the New Year, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is calling for unity among the global community to tackle overwhelming challenges and defend values shared by all.

General Assembly approves $5.4 billion UN budget for next two years

26 December 2017
Concluding the main part of its 72nd session, the United Nations General Assembly on Sunday took a number of key actions, including approving a nearly $5.4 billion programme budget for the Organization for the biennium 2018-2019.

Secretary-General extends mandate of UN-backed Lebanon tribunal for three more years

22 December 2017
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres extended for another three years the mandate of the tribunal set up to try those accused of carrying out the February 2005 attack in Beirut, which killed 22 people, including the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafiq Hariri, and injured many others.

Security Council to consider set of elements in peacekeeping reviews

21 December 2017
The United Nations Security Council on Thursday expressed its intention to consider a set of elements when reviewing mandates and configuration of peacekeeping missions.

Migration, UN reform and sustainable development among 2018 priorities, says Assembly President

20 December 2017
Safe migration, conflict prevention, sustainable development and United Nations reform will be the priorities of the 72nd UN General Assembly over the coming year, the 193-member body’s President, Miroslav Lajcak, said on Wednesday.

UN chief proposes ‘sweeping’ management reform to budget committee

4 December 2017
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday proposed sweeping management reform to Member States in the General Assembly’s main administrative and budgetary body, including the adoption of an annual budget cycle, the granting of the power for him to redeploy resources within the approved budget, and the elimination of duplicate functions currently undertaken by different departments.