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António Guterres

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António Guterres: Secretary-General of the United Nations
António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres is a Portuguese politician and diplomat who is serving as the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations. He was the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees from 2005 to 2015.

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UN General Secretary says the WHO is 'irreplaceable' [Video]

UN General Secretary says the WHO is 'irreplaceable'

UN General Secretary António Guterres says the WHO is 'irreplaceable' amid the current Covid-19 pandemic. The comments come following a call between both the UN and WHO.

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World leaders pledge $8 billion to fight COVID-19 [Video]

World leaders pledge $8 billion to fight COVID-19

World leaders and organisations pledged on Monday (May 4) $8 billion to fund research, manufacture and distribution of a possible vaccine and treatments for COVID-19, but the United States refused to..

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Earth Day in lockdown: A chance to reimagine the future [Video]

Earth Day in lockdown: A chance to reimagine the future

With millions of people breathing cleaner air on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, award-winning conservationists and filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert said lockdowns around the world have created..

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Global condemnation of Trump WHO funding freeze [Video]

Global condemnation of Trump WHO funding freeze

U.S. President Donald Trump has received global condemnation for his withdrawal of funding for the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Joe Davies reports.

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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has suggested that world leaders send video statements for the world body's annual September meeting because it is "highly unlikely" they will be able to travel..
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U.N. chief laments lack of global leadership in coronavirus fight

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday lamented a lack of leadership by world powers and a divided international community in the fight against the coronavirus as he raised..
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U.N. chief warns against repressive measures amid coronavirus crisis

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday the coronavirus could give some countries an excuse to adopt repressive measures for reasons unrelated to the pandemic as he warned that the..
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For Earth Day, U.N. chief urges 'green recovery' in response to coronavirus

U.N. chief Antonio Guterres urged governments to use their economic responses to the coronavirus pandemic to tackle the "even deeper emergency" of climate change, in a message for the 50th anniversary..
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Africa needs more than $200 billion to respond to pandemic, U.N. chief says

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday urged creditors to grant a debt standstill for all developing countries, not just the poorest, warning that many faced debt distress due to a..
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U.N. chief says 'not the time' to reduce WHO resources after Trump announcement

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday it was "not the time" to reduce resources for the World Health Organization after President Donald Trump halted U.S. funding over the..
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After Trump criticism, U.N. chief says now not the time to assess virus response

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday that now was not the time to assess the global response to the coronavirus pandemic, calling instead for the international community to focus..
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Pope backs UN chief's call for global ceasefire to focus on coronavirus

Pope Francis on Sunday backed a call by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for a global ceasefire so the world can focus on fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
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U.N. chief calls on G20 nations to boost resources to aid coronavirus pandemic

U.N. chief Antonio Guterres, in a letter to the Group of 20 (G20) major economies seen by Reuters, on Tuesday called for more resources to help keep the global coronavirus pandemic from reaching..
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U.N. chief wants $2 billion to help poor countries combat coronavirus

U.N. chief Antonio Guterres said on Monday the world body wants $2 billion to help poor countries combat coronavirus and warned that a massive, coordinated package would also be needed to deal with the..
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U.N. chief considers naming Algerian diplomat as new Libya envoy: diplomats

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has been consulting with U.N. Security Council members about appointing former Algerian Foreign Minster Ramtane Lamamra as his new Libya envoy,..
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U.N. chief welcomes U.S.-Taliban deal, stresses need to sustain reduction in violence

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called a agreement signed between the United States and Taliban on Saturday an important development in achieving a lasting political settlement in Afghanistan,..
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U.N. chief recommends ministers, diplomats skip traveling to meeting due to coronavirus risks

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has recommended that ministers and diplomats skip traveling to a meeting in New York of the Commission on the Status of Women due to the coronavirus outbreak,..
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U.N. chief: killing of Turkish troops one of 'most alarming moments' of Syria war

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday described an escalation in fighting in northwest Syria that killed dozens of Turkish troops as "one of the most alarming moments" of the
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U.N. chief calls for Syria truce before situation 'entirely out of control'

U.N Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for an immediate ceasefire in northwest Syria "before the situation gets entirely out of control."
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U.N. chief says window for containment of coronavirus narrowing

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Friday that containment of the global spread of coronavirus was possible "but the window of opportunity is narrowing."
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U.N. chief declares women's inequality 'stupid' and a global shame

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called women's inequality "stupid" and a cause for global shame on Thursday, as he pledged to press governments to end discriminatory laws in the face..
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U.N. chief voices concern about fighting in northwest Syria, calls for ceasefire

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday voiced "grave concern" about the escalation of fighting in northwest Syria and reiterated his call for a ceasefire.
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World must avert 'dramatic' effects of coronavirus on health, economy: U.N.'s Guterres

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday urged countries to prevent the novel coronavirus epidemic from spiraling into a crisis with "dramatic consequences" for global health and the..
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U.N. chief urges halt to fighting in Syria's Idlib

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for an immediate ceasefire in Syria's Idlib region "to end the humanitarian catastrophe and now also to avoid an uncontrollable..
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U.N. Secretary General says Libya situation a 'scandal'

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called the situation in Libya a "scandal" even as his envoy cited a "genuine will" by rival military factions as they planned their first meeting to..
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U.N. chief committed to Middle East peace based on pre-1967 borders: statement

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is committed to helping Israel and the Palestinians broker peace on the basis of U.N. resolutions, international law, bilateral agreements and the vision of two..
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U.N. chief says will work with new Lebanese government on reforms

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres welcomed the formation of a new Lebanese government on Tuesday and will work with the new premier to support reforms in the heavily indebted country grappling..
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U.N. chief says he is very worried that oil ports, oilfield shut in Libya

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday he was very worried that several oil ports and an oilfield had been shut down in Libya.
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U.N. says reports of violence against Iran protesters 'worrying'

Accusations of lethal force against protesters in Iran should be fully investigated, a spokesman for United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday, saying reports of violence against..
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Iraqi president receives phone call from U.N. Guterres: Iraqi state TV

Iraqi President Barham Salih received a phone call from United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday in which they discussed regional developments, Iraqi state TV and state news agency..
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U.N. chief Guterres concerned by events in Venezuela: spokesman

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is concerned by events in Venezuela surrounding the election of the National Assembly's president, a U.N. spokesman said in a statement on Monday.
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U.N. chief warns of 'profound risk of miscalculation' amid rising geopolitical tensions

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Monday that "geopolitical tensions are at their highest level this century" and called on world leaders to stop escalating tensions, exercise..
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Iran tells U.N. it reserves right to self-defense over Soleimani killing

Iran told the United Nations Security Council and Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday that it reserves its right to self-defense under international law after the United States killed Qassem..
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U.N. Secretary General concerned by recent escalation in the Gulf, calls for maximum restraint

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is deeply concerned by the recent rise in tensions in the Middle East, where the United States killed top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani following..
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U.N. secretary-general 'deeply concerned' North Korea said it could resume weapons tests

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is "deeply concerned" that North Korea has indicated it could resume nuclear and missile tests, a U.N. spokesman said on Wednesday. 
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U.N. rebuffs Russia accusation that U.S. visa delays being ignored

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has repeatedly expressed concern to Washington over U.S. visa delays for officials from Russia and other countries, a U.N. spokesman said on Thursday after..
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Pope and U.N. chief appeal for environment, religious tolerance

Pope Francis and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday appealed for nuclear disarmament, environmental protection and religious tolerance.
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U.N. Climate Talks End With Big Polluters Blocking Stronger Action

The United Nations secretary general, António Guterres, said countries had “lost an important opportunity” at the meeting in Madrid. 
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U.N. head demands bolder climate action or 'we are doomed'

U.N. chief Antonio Guterres exhorted major world economies on Wednesday to signal more ambitious commitments to cut greenhouse emissions as climate talks in Madrid hit an intense phase.
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U.N. unable to verify that weapons used in Saudi oil attack were from Iran

The United Nations is "unable to independently corroborate" that missiles and drones used in attacks on Saudi oil facilities in September "are of Iranian origin," Secretary-General Antonio Guterres..
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Don't fiddle while the planet burns, U.N. chief warns climate summit

The world must choose hope over surrender in the fight against climate change, U.N. secretary-general Antonio Guterres said on Monday, warning a summit in Madrid that governments risked sleepwalking..
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U.N. chief opens climate summit with call for hope over 'surrender'

The world must choose hope over surrender in the fight against climate change, U.N. secretary-general Antonio Guterres said on Monday, warning a summit in Madrid that governments risked sleepwalking..
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Bank of England's Carney to become U.N. climate finance envoy

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney will lead a push by the United Nations to make the finance sector take proper account of the risks posed by climate change, U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres..
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'War against nature must stop,' U.N. chief says before climate talks

The world must stop a "war against nature" and find more political will to combat climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday, the eve of a two-week global climate..
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Amid cash crisis, United Nations likely to be able to pay staff in November

The United Nations has received enough partial payments from some countries to be able to pay its staff next month, a U.N. spokesman said on Thursday after U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres..
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U.N. chief welcomes Turkey pause in Syria assault, 'still long way to go' to end Syria crisis

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed "any efforts" to de-escalate the situation in northern Syria and protect civilians, a U.N. spokesman said in a statement on Thursday after..
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U.N chief Guterres calls for de-escalation of conflict in Syria

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called for a de-escalation of the conflict in Syria.
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Guterres warns U.N. may not have enough money to pay staff next month

The United Nations may not have enough money for staff salaries next month if member states don't pay what they owe, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Tuesday.
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U.N. chief calls for restraint in northeast Syria -U.N. spokesman

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on all parties in northeast Syria to exercise maximum restraint, his spokesman said on Monday after the United States began pulling troops back from the..
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Asked about Hong Kong, U.N. calls for peaceful protests, restraint by security

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres always calls for protests to be peaceful and for security services to exercise restraint, a U.N. spokesman said when asked about anti-government..
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