Antonio Guterres also congratulated Washington for rejoining the World Health Organisation as one of Biden's first actions as president
UN chief to renew call on India, other G20 countries, to invest in sustainable transition for post-COVID recovery
Antonio Guterres will deliver 19th Darbari Seth Memorial lecture on 28 August on a broad range of sustainable development and climate-related issues
UN chief Antonio Guterres calls gender inequality 'unacceptable, stupid'; says patriarchy also harms men and boys
For the UN chief, gender inequality and discrimination against women and girls remains an overwhelming injustice across the globe.
Guterres' greatest worry was the spread of the virus to areas that aren't able to deal with it like some African countries.
Almost 80 countries pledged to reach 'net zero' – that is, to balance carbon emissions with carbon removal – by 2050.
UN chief Antonio Guterres continually monitoring situation between India and Pakistan, says spokesperson
The spokesman for the Secretary-General Stephane Dujarric was asked if the UN chief had spoken with the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan to de-escalate tensions between the two nuclear-armed South Asian neighbours.
UN chief spoke with officials from India and Pakistan, not PMs on rising tensions between countries, says report
UN chief Antonio Guterres has not spoken with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan but discussed with officials from India and Pakistan the heightened tensions arising after the Pulwama terror attack, a top official has said.
UN says release of Indian pilot by Pakistan would be a "very much welcomed" step, urges for de-esclation
Asked whether the Secretary-General spoke with the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan amid the escalating tensions between the nuclear-armed South Asian neighbours, Dujarric said: "contacts have been had with both sides at various levels".
UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres calls on India, Pakistan to take 'immediate steps' to defuse tension post-Pulwama attack
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called on India and Pakistan to take "immediate steps" to de-escalate tensions between the two nations following the Pulwama terror attack, reiterating that his good offices are available if both sides ask.
Imran Khan calls UN chief, urges Antonio Guterres to take notice of alleged human rights violations in Kashmir
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday urged UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to take the notice of the alleged human rights violations in Kashmir
UN chief appeals to nations to make 'political compromises' to tackle climate change, challenges them to work together
Urging countries to make "political compromises" and "sacrifices", UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday made a passionate appeal to governments to find a common ground to tackle climate change as nations from across the globe continued deliberations at the UN climate talks here to finalise the implementation guidelines of the Paris accord.
UN chief calls on international community to protect journalists, says killing of scribes should not be 'new normal'
In just over a decade, some 1,010 journalists have been killed for reporting the news, and in nine out of 10 cases, the perpetrators are never brought to justice. In 2018 alone, at least 88 journalists have been killed according to the UN.
United Nations report points out alarming level of reprisals against human rights defenders in India and China
India, China, Russia and Myanmar are among several countries named in a report by UN chief Antonio Guterres that details an "alarming" level of harsh reprisals and intimidation against those who cooperate with the United Nations on human rights issues.
UN chief Antonio Guterres concerned about situation in Jammu and Kashmir after death of 4 civilians on Sunday
UN chief Antonio Guterres is "very concerned" over the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and wants all member states to protect their civilians, his spokesperson has said
UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres is warning that without accelerated action 68 million girls could be subjected to female genital mutilation by 2030.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has stressed the importance of an international deal on Iran's nuclear issue on the second anniversary of the implementation of the agreement.
UN chief urged US to re-engage with the 2015 Paris climate agreement even after America submitted its formal communication to withdraw from historic pact
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has started a 100-day countdown to the International Day of Peace, with a strong appeal to citizens, governments and leaders worldwide to "put peace first."
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has offered to act as a mediator between India and Pakistan to help the nuclear-armed neighbours resolve their disputes, as he urged both nations to take immediate steps to de-escalate tensions in the region.
In yet another attempt to internationalise the Kashmir issue, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has written to the UN chief for the second time in a month to intervene by sending a fact finding mission to probe alleged human rights violations in the Valley.