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UN chief pledges ‘active disengagement’ in de-escalating  US-Iran tensions

UN chief pledges ‘active disengagement’ in de-escalating US-Iran tensions

United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, said on Wednesday he would “continue his active engagement with relevant actors” in an effort to de-escalate United States-Iran tensions following Iranian missile strikes on US bases in Iraq. “It is our common duty to make every effort to avoid a war in the Gulf that the world cannot afford,” […]

Iranian commander: UN chief urges restraint as tension rises

Iranian commander: UN chief urges restraint as tension rises

United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has urged “maximum restraint” as tension heightens in the Gulf over the killing of top Iranian military commander, Qasem Soleimani, in a United States strike in Iraq. “The Secretary-General has consistently advocated for de-escalation in the Gulf.  He is deeply concerned with the recent escalation. “This is a moment in […]

UN Chief, Deputy mourn victims of Sudanese plane crash

UN Chief, Deputy mourn victims of Sudanese plane crash

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and his Deputy, Ms Amina Mohammed, have expressed sadness over Thursday’s plane crash in Sudan that reportedly killed no fewer than all 18 people. Reports say four children and three judges were among the dead in the accident involving a Sudanese military plane. “The Secretary-General is saddened at the tragic […]

United Nations to draft int’l convention to fight cybercrime

United Nations to draft int’l convention to fight cybercrime

The United Nations (UN) General Assembly on Friday adopted a resolution to draft a new international convention to fight cybercrime. The resolution, adopted by a vote of 79-60 with 33 abstentions, decides to establish an open-ended ad hoc intergovernmental committee of experts to elaborate a comprehensive international convention on countering the use of information and […]

Climate talks open in Madrid amid ‘growing crisis’

Climate talks open in Madrid amid ‘growing crisis’

Political leaders and climate diplomats are to meet in Madrid, Spain, for two weeks of talks amid a growing sense of crisis. According to the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, “the point of no return is no longer over the horizon.” Meanwhile, Save the Children said that climate shocks have left millions in Africa facing […]