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Virus toll nears 200,000 as UN pushes for global vaccine effort

Virus toll nears 200,000 as UN pushes for global vaccine effort

The global coronavirus death toll approached 200,000 on Saturday as the United Nations launched an international push for a vaccine to defeat the pandemic.

Africa needs more than $200 billion to respond to pandemic, UN chief says

Africa needs more than $200 billion to respond to pandemic, UN 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

'Think about your people' UN chief tells South Sudan rivals

'Think about your people' UN chief tells South Sudan rivals

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Saturday said it was "unacceptable" South Sudan's warring parties had yet to make peace as a deadline approaches for the rivals to join forces in government.

UN chief urges Myanmar to ensure 'safe' return of Rohingya

UN chief urges Myanmar to ensure 'safe' return of Rohingya

The UN chief on Sunday urged Myanmar to ensure the "safe" return of Rohingya refugees driven out by army operations, a plea made in front of Aung San Suu Kyi

Youth climate activists keep pressure on leaders

Youth climate activists keep pressure on leaders

Young climate change activists delivered a strong message to United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres yesterday: If elected officials do not take strong actions to combat climate change, they will be voted out of office.

UN chief calls for independent probe into Gulf tanker attacks

UN chief calls for independent probe into Gulf tanker attacks

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Friday for an independent investigation to establish the facts and who was responsible for attacks on two oil tankers this week in the Gulf of Oman.

Donors meet as UN seeks 4.2bn dollars for 'devastating' Yemen crisis

Donors meet as UN seeks 4.2bn dollars for 'devastating' Yemen crisis

Yemen's population needs 4.2 billion dollars in aid this year as the world's biggest humanitarian crisis has deteriorated over the past 12 months of war, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres told donor countries in Geneva on Tuesday.

UN calls for 'credible' probe into Khashoggi murder

UN calls for 'credible' probe into Khashoggi murder

UN chief Antonio Guterres called Sunday for a "credible" probe into journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul.

UN Secretary General appreciates Qatar’s aid to Gaza to get fuel

UN Secretary General appreciates Qatar’s aid to Gaza to get fuel

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, expressed his deep appreciation for the State of Qatar's contribution towards getting fuel for Gaza Strip to generate electricity in order to help reduce human suffering.

UN chief pushes for protection of civilians in Syria's Idlib

UN chief pushes for protection of civilians in Syria's Idlib

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday appealed to Russia, Iran and Turkey to "spare no effort to find solutions that protect civilians" in Syria's Idlib and said it was "absolutely essential" a full-scale battle was avoided.

UN chief calls for more pressure on Myanmar for Rohingya returns

UN chief calls for more pressure on Myanmar for Rohingya returns

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday called for more international pressure on Myanmar to create conditions safe for the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled the country since a military crackdown last August.

UN chief calls for new push to rid world of N-weapons

UN chief calls for new push to rid world of N-weapons

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called on Monday for a new global effort to get rid of nuclear weapons but said many states still wrongly think they make the world safer.