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In Moscow visit, Secretary-General and President Putin discuss importance of multilateralism2021-05-13
UN Secretary-General António Guterres and Russian President Vladimir Putin have discussed the importance of renewed commitment to multilateralism during talks held on Thursday.
UN chief: Deadly school shooting in Russia an ‘act of senseless violence’2021-05-11
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned the deadly shooting at a school in the Russian city of Kazan on Tuesday, which claimed the lives of two adults and seven children.
Europe: COVID must spark rethink to prioritize ‘human lives’ over economic policies2021-04-30
The devastating impact of COVID-19 serves as a stark reminder that the European Union must “put human lives” above economic policy considerations, that privilege competition between EU Member States, an independent UN human rights expert said on Friday.
Vaccinated Europeans now outnumber those infected by COVID, but ‘threat remains present’2021-04-29
Just over 460 days since the first COVID-19 cases were reported in Europe, more citizens living in the region have now been vaccinated, than the number infected, and although new cases and hospitalizations are falling, “the threat remains present”, a senior UN health official said on Thursday.
UN chief pledges to fight for all Cypriots, as impasse remains2021-04-29
UN Secretary-General António Guterres pledged on Thursday that he would continue to represent the interests of all Cypriots in future talks on the divided Mediterranean island, as an informal effort to break the impasse ended, without finding common ground.
UN chief ‘realistic’ at start of fresh bid to resolve Cyprus stalemate2021-04-27
A fresh United Nations-led bid to seek to resolve decades of tensions in Cyprus began in Geneva on Tuesday, with Secretary-General António Guterres “realistic” about the chances of making progress, his Spokesperson said.
‘Disasters know no borders’ says Guterres, 35 years on from Chernobyl nuclear accident2021-04-26
In his message for Chernobyl International Remembrance Day on Monday, the UN chief reminded that “disasters know no borders”.
UN-led aid convoy brings 23 tonnes of humanitarian goods across contact line in east Ukraine2021-04-23
Twenty-three tonnes of urgently needed aid items have reached the eastern Ukrainian province around Donetsk, after a humanitarian convoy crossed the contact line into non-Government-controlled territory, the UN said on Friday.
Russia: Rights experts call for immediate medical evacuation of Alexei Navalny2021-04-21
Experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council called on Wednesday for the urgent medical evacuation of detained Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny, fearing he is in “serious danger” due to deteriorating health and harsh prison conditions.
Rights experts condemn UK racism report attempting to ‘normalize white supremacy’2021-04-19
UN independent human rights experts on Monday denounced a government-backed report into racism in the United Kingdom, saying that it further distorted and falsified historical facts, and could even fuel racism and racial discrimination.