Secretary-General António Guterres briefs reporters on the grave situation in Afghanistan. Photo: United Nations

The message from the international community to those on the warpath must be clear: seizing power through military force is a losing proposition ... I call on the Taliban to immediately halt the offensive and to negotiate in good faith in the interest of Afghanistan and its people. — ANTÓNIO GUTERRES

Secretary-General António Guterres briefs reporters on the grave situation in Afghanistan. United Nations

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"Nelson Mandela International Day is an opportunity to reflect on the life and legacy of a legendary global advocate for dignity, equality, justice and human rights", declares UN Secretary-General on International Day.  Read the transcript of the video message of António Guterres.