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Guterres adds his voice to concerns over DRC violence

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Support for this month’s United Nations (UN) Security Council (SC) “concern” over escalating violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) comes from Secretary...

Terrorist threats persist and diversify – Guterres

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The worldwide fight against terrorism continues with advances made. At the same time threats “persist and diversify” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the world...

UN chief warns foreign interference in Libya conflict at ‘unprecedented levels’

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the Security Council on Wednesday that the conflict in Libya has entered a new phase “with foreign interference...

Guterres’ Africa Day message

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African countries “demonstrated commendable leadership” battling the COVID-19 pandemic, but more nations across a continent where conflict prevails should heed the UN call for...

UN warns of dire effects of coronavirus

The UN warned of potentially “dire” long-term effects of the coronavirus outbreak on countries and the global economy and called for greater international co-operation...

Guterres calls for global ceasefire as part of COVID-19 battle

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wants warring parties across the world to lay down weapons in support of the bigger battle against COVID-19: the common enemy now threatening all humankind. “The fury of the virus illustrates the...

“Wind of madness” across the world

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Rising instability and unpredictable geopolitical tensions have led to a “wind of madness” across the world, Secretary-General António Guterres said during a press conference...

UN Security Council and African alliances

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The Security Council’s engagement with member states, partner organisations and institutions in conflict prevention efforts on the African continent is needed “more than ever”,...

Guterres meets DRC president

On the final day of a visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), UN chief António Guterres said the country was experiencing a...

Africa progressing on development – Guterres

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African nations have made “significant progress” in developmental efforts over the last few years, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said this week at the Seventh...

Guterres condemns Sudan violence

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned violence and excessive use of force by Sudanese security personnel on civilians, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in...

No military solution to Libya crisis – Guterres

There is no military solution to Libya’s crisis UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said after the military commander of the country’s eastern armed forces, Khalifa...

UN wants democratic transition in Algeria

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed efforts towards a peaceful and democratic transition in Algeria, where weeks of protests pushed for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to...

UN boss on Africa’s treatment of refugees

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African nations are setting an example for richer countries when it comes to the treatment of refugees, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told a press...

African peacekeepers praised by UN Secretary-General

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The support of United Nations African member states and that of the African Union Commission in peace operations on the continent has been noted...

Guterres has full confidence in Haysom after expulsion from Somalia

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The UN Secretary-General "deeply regrets" the Somali government's decision to expel his special representative in the country, adding he had "full confidence" in Nicholas...

Strengthen peacekeeping in Africa – UN chief

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Citing "encouraging progress" achieved by United Nations peacekeeping operations in Africa – which hosts half of all ongoing missions – UN chief...

Low number of women peacekeepers “crippling” UN credibility

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Notwithstanding greater participation of women in building and sustaining peace and recognition of the value they bring, realities on the ground show...

Kabila puts off UN Secretary-General visit

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Congolese President Joseph Kabila put off a planned visit by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and refused to see UN US Ambassador Nikki...

U.N. calls for return of Libyan oil resources to recognised authorities

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U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres voiced concern at developments in Libya's oil crescent on Wednesday, calling for de-escalation and the return of...

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