Disrupted world order brings urgency to South Africa's seat on the Security Council

2019-07-05 08:43

South Africa is six months into its third elected term on the United Nations Security Council. So far, it has managed its tenure by taking cautious and calculated decisions.

Losing climate change race a 'disaster for Africa,' UN says

2019-02-10 12:00

The United Nations chief says the world is losing the race with climate change and "this can be a disaster for Africa" and beyond.

US fails at UN to weaken measure on sexual harassment

2018-11-20 08:09

The United States failed to water down a UN resolution on combating sexual harassment and violence against women despite backing from Russia, China, India, several Muslim countries and the Vatican.

UN chief praises meeting of Djibouti, Eritrea

2018-09-18 13:21

The UN chief Antonio Guterres has hailed a summit between Djibouti and Eritrea in Saudi Arabia, voicing hope in a statement that it would help create "greater peace" in the region.

Mauritania: UN chief urges peaceful, credible elections

2018-09-01 12:40

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has urged "all parties" in Mauritania to contribute to "peaceful and credible elections" the following day.

UN chief tells Zimbabwe's leaders to resolve election crisis

2018-08-07 19:17

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has told Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa during a telephone conversation that he must rein in his security forces after six people were killed in election violence, a UN spokesperson has said.

UN chief delays DRC visit as Kabila eyes 'important decisions'

2018-07-13 06:21

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says he has agreed to postpone his visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo to allow President Joseph Kabila to announce "important decisions."

UN chief welcomes 'significant' Libya accord on elections

2018-06-01 07:16

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has praised an agreement endorsed by Libya's rival leaders to support elections as a "significant and welcome step forward" in the North African country's political transition.

UN chief urges DRC to lift ban on demonstrations

2018-05-08 11:17

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has urges the Democratic Republic of Congo's government to lift a ban on demonstrations that threatens to scupper chances for credible elections.

Kabila agrees to UN chief's request to visit DRC ahead of elections

2018-02-28 10:09

DRC President Jospeh Kabila has agreed to a request from the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to visit his country ahead of elections later this year, the United Nations spokesperson says.


UN chief sees 'wind of hope' in African peace deals, elections

2019-02-10 14:14

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said that a slew of peaceful elections and truces in Africa were signs of a "wind of hope" on the continent.

UN chief warns against violence over DRC vote result

2019-01-10 11:06

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has urged all stakeholders in DRC to avoid violence after the opposition chief was declared winner of the presidential election in an announcement contested by his rival.

UN chief decries failure to bring women into peacemaking

2018-10-26 05:28

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is decrying the failure to bring women into peacemaking, citing statistics that between 1990 and 2017 women constituted only 8 percent of negotiators and 5 percent of witnesses and signatories to major peace process.

Leaders of Ethiopia, Eritrea to sign accord in Saudi Arabia

2018-09-16 16:14

Leaders from the east African nations of Ethiopia and Eritrea are to sign an agreement in Saudi Arabia as the two countries ease tensions after decades of hostilities

Outside help not wanted, says DRC as key elections loom

2018-08-24 14:46

Mountainous hurdles face the Democratic Republic of Congo as it prepares for elections, just four months away, that will shape the future of one of the world's powder-keg countries.

UN delays drawdown of Somalia peacekeeping force

2018-07-30 21:52

The UN Security Council has delayed a plan to draw down the peacekeeping mission in Somalia after finding that Somali security forces were not sufficiently trained to take over from the exiting forces.

DRC, Mali groups join UN black list

2018-06-27 11:11

Several Congolese, Malian and Yemeni groups have been added to the United Nation's annual black list of groups violating children's rights in wartime.

UN chief calls on other signatories to stand by Iran nuclear deal

2018-05-09 08:37

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged the other signatories of the Iran nuclear deal to stick to their commitments after US President Donald Trump announced the US exit from the accord.

UN chief calls himself 'proud feminist', urges men to follow

2018-03-13 12:13

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling himself "a proud feminist" and says all men should support women's rights and gender equality.

North Korea calls UN chief 'henchman' of the US

2018-02-23 13:03

North Korea has accused UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres of being a "kind of henchman who is representing the United States" after the UN chief said sanctions were essential to pressure Pyongyang.

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