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COVID-19 has unleashed tsunami of hate: UN chief

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday said the coronavirus pandemic has “unleashed a tsunami of hate and xenophobia”. Without naming specific countries, Guterres called for an “all-out effort” to end this state of affairs, the BBC reported. He said migrants and refugees were especially affected, adding they had been “vilified as a source of […]

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World facing highest tensions fuelled by ‘unpredicted decisions’ : Antonio Guterres

United Nations: While the Security Council is deadlocked on the killing of Iranian Major General Qassim Soleimani and its aftermath, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that the world is facing the highest level of tensions in this century fuelled by “unpredicted decisions” by nations. “This cauldron of tensions is leading more and more countries to take […]

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Gandhi’s philosophy at core of our work: UN Secretary-General

New Delhi: Secretary-General of UN Antonio Guterres on Wednesday remembered Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary and said that the leader pioneered successive non-violent movements that changed history, and his philosophy is at the core of work at the UN. “Mahatma Gandhi pioneered successive non-violent movements that changed history. 150 years since his birth, […]

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India, Pak must resolve Kashmir via bilateral talks: UN Chief

New Delhi: In a statement that will be construed as a huge boost for the Narendra Modi government, United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday appealed both India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir issue via bilateral dialogue. Guterres’ comments thwart Pakistan’s efforts to internationalise the Kashmir issue, first at the UN Security […]

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Guterres welcomes release of Indian pilot, calls for keeping up ‘positive momentum’

United Nations | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the release of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman by Pakistan and asked both countries to keep up the “positive momentum”. A statement issued by his spokesperson’s office shortly after Varthaman returned to India said: “We welcome the news of the Pakistani authorities releasing the captive Indian pilot […]

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UN chief Guterres calls for ‘maximum restraint’ by India, Pakistan

United Nations :  UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is following the situation in the subcontinent where the Indian Air Force struck a terrorist base inside Pakistan territory and is calling for “maximum restraint” by both countries, his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said on Tuesday. Guterres is on his way back to New York from Geneva and Dujarric […]

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Guterres backs UN refugee agency on concern over Rohingya repatriation

United Nations :  Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stands behind the UN refugee agency (UNRA)’s expression of concern over India repatriating seven Rohingyas to Myanmar, his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said on Friday. After reading out an abbreviated version of a statement issued earlier in Geneva by the UNRA, he said at his daily briefing in answer to […]

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Terror groups operating in Kashmir, Naxalites recruiting children: UN

United Nations : Terrorist groups operating in Kashmir and Naxalites are recruiting children, according to a report by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who urged the Indian government to act against those recruiting children. Guterres’ Children in Armed Conflict report covering 2017 identified Jaish-e-Mohammed and Hizbul Mujahideen as the groups using children in their armed […]

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UN received 54 complaints of sex abuse, exploitation in 2018’s first quarter

United Nations :  The UN has received 54 complaints of sexual abuse or exploitation during the first three months of this year, Farhan Haq, the Deputy Spokesperson for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, said Tuesday. The allegations were reported from all UN entities and partners implementing its programmes. Haq said that the allegations involved 66 victims of […]