Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Tag "António Guterres"

    ‘A man with anti-democratic credentials’ — coalition asks UN to cut off ties with Obasanjo

‘A man with anti-democratic credentials’ — coalition asks UN to cut off ties with Obasanjo

A coalition has urged António Guterres, United Nations secretary-general to strip ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo of all his associations with the UN, including his recent role as a member of the UN high-level advisory board on mediation.In a letter dated September 18, the coalition made up of Nigerian and South African nationals said Obasanjo is unfit for the new role as well [...]

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    UN hails Obasanjo for role in Liberia’s smooth transition of power

UN hails Obasanjo for role in Liberia’s smooth transition of power

Antonio Guterres, UN secretary-general, has expressed gratitude to former President Olusegun Obasanjo for his mediation role in ensuring smooth political transition in Liberia.Guterres made the remarks in his speech to the security council’s debate on the ‘Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Mediation and the Peaceful Resolution of Conflicts’ at the UN headquarters in New York.He said the UN has [...]

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    UN sec-gen: The world is one error away from nuclear catastrophe

UN sec-gen: The world is one error away from nuclear catastrophe

António Guterres, UN secretary-general, has warned that the world is "one mechanical, electronic or human error away from a catastrophe that could eradicate entire cities from the map".Guterres said this on Thursday while announcing a new vision for global disarmament to help eliminate nuclear arsenals and other deadly weapons.Unveiling the agenda titled 'Securing Our Common Future', at the University of [...]

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    Fowler emerges vice-chairman of UN tax committee

Fowler emerges vice-chairman of UN tax committee

Babatunde Fowler, chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), has been elected the first vice chairman of United Nations committee of experts on international cooperation in tax matters.According to a statement shared with TheCable on Wednesday, the election took place on Tuesday in Geneva, Switzerland, where the global UN committee of tax experts is holding its meeting.The statement, which [...]

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    UN implores US, North Korea to dial down war rhetoric

UN implores US, North Korea to dial down war rhetoric

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called on the US and North Korea “to dial down rhetoric and dial up diplomacy” in addressing the growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula.Guterres, while speaking with the UN correspondents in New York, stressed that the solution to the crisis must be political.The UN chief reiterated that his good offices – the prestige and weight [...]

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    Empowering women is the only way to protect their rights, says UN secretary-general

Empowering women is the only way to protect their rights, says UN secretary-general

Antonio Gutterres, secretary-general of the United Nations, says there is now a greater discrimination against women and girls around the world than ever before.Gutteres said this as part of his speech to commemorate the 2017 International Women's Day."Women’s rights are human rights. But in these troubled times, as our world becomes more unpredictable and chaotic, the rights of women and [...]

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    Amina Mohammed vows to make Nigeria her priority in UN

Amina Mohammed vows to make Nigeria her priority in UN

Amina Mohammed, outgoing minister of environment, says the development of Nigeria and Africa, will be her priority when she assumes office as deputy secretary-general of the United Nations (UN).António Guterres, UN secretary-general, appointed Mohammed in December.Speaking at a dinner which the ministry of foreign affairs organised in her honour, Mohammed pledged not to let her nation down.She said her appointment was a [...]

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    OOPS! 201m people ‘to be jobless’ in 2017

OOPS! 201m people ‘to be jobless’ in 2017

António Guterres, UN secretary-general, has expressed concern that at least 201 million people will be jobless in 2017, with additional 2.7 million people in 2018.In his message to the commission for social development, Guttere said the world was currently going through a challenging period.“Let us make no mistake: these are challenging times,” he said.“Conflicts are reversing decades of hard-won improvements [...]

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    UN releases $100m for relief operations in Nigeria, 8 countries

UN releases $100m for relief operations in Nigeria, 8 countries

Antonio Guterres, United Nations secretary general, on Monday, released $100 million from the organization's Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to sustain operations in Nigeria and eight other countries that are in conflict but have been "neglected"Guterres said the levels of vulnerability in Nigeria, Cameroon, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Niger, Somalia and Uganda are alarmingly high [...]

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    Guterres, 9th UN secretary-general, takes charge

Guterres, 9th UN secretary-general, takes charge

António Guterres,9th secretary-general of the United Nations, has assumed office.He succeeds Ban Ki-moon, who left on Saturday, after completing a 10 year- tenure.In his maiden message as the UN secretary-general, Guterres urged the world to make a New Year resolution “to put peace first”.“On my first day as secretary-general of the United Nations, one question weighs heavily on my heart,” [...]

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