Some 50 world leaders call for post-pandemic development cooperation

By |maj 29th, 2020|António Guterres, coronavirus, Development Policy, News, Sustainable Development Goals, United Nations, Ursula von der Leyen|

World leaders on Thursday (29 May) called for resilience and cooperation after the pandemic recedes, during a UN videoconference in which the United States, China and Russia did not participate.

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WHO to review virus response as Trump renews attack

By |maj 19th, 2020|António Guterres, China, coronavirus, Donald Trump, News, Tedros Ghebreyesus, United States, World Health Organization|

The World Health Organization said on Monday (18 May) it would launch an independent review of its response to the coronavirus pandemic as US President Donald Trump renewed his attack on the global body, branding it a "puppet of China".

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UN chief warns against repressive measures amid coronavirus crisis

By |april 23rd, 2020|António Guterres, coronavirus, human rights, News, United Nations|

UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday (23 April) the coronavirus could give some countries an excuse to adopt repressive measures for reasons unrelated to the pandemic as he warned that the outbreak risks becoming a human rights crisis.

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For Earth Day, UN chief urges green response to coronavirus

By |april 22nd, 2020|António Guterres, coronavirus recovery plan, News|

UN chief Antonio Guterres urged governments to use their economic responses to the coronavirus pandemic to tackle the “even deeper emergency” of climate change, in a message for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. With global battle lines emerging between...

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Can the coronavirus crisis impact on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resolution?

By |april 22nd, 2020|António Guterres, Armenia, Azerbaijan, coronavirus, Nagorno-Karabakh, News, OSCE, United Nations|

Now, when the world is immersed in an enduring coronavirus crisis, it will be quite difficult for Armenia to carry this additional burden, writes Gulshan Pashayeva. Dr Gulshan Pashayeva is deputy director of the Centre for Strategic Studies under the...

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Trump freezes WHO funds, draws rebuke from UN chief

By |april 15th, 2020|António Guterres, China, coronavirus, Donald Trump, News, World Health Organisation|

Donald Trump ordered a freeze on funding for the World Health Organization for "mismanaging" the coronavirus crisis, as world leaders weighed easing lockdowns that threaten to tip the global economy into a second Great Depression.

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UN searching for new Libya envoy after US blockage

By |april 9th, 2020|António Guterres, Khalifa Haftar, Libya, News, Russia, United Nations, United States|

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has begun searching for a new envoy to Libya, diplomatic sources said Wednesday (8 April), after the United States refused to endorse the previous candidate.

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COVID-19: Worst is yet to come in conflict zones, UN chief warns

By |april 3rd, 2020|António Guterres, Ceasefire, COVID-19, European Union, Josep Borrell, News, UN, United Nations|

In countries stricken by conflict, where health systems have already collapsed, "the worst is yet to come" as the coronavirus continues to spread, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Friday (3 April), reiterating his call for a global cease...

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UN chief: Post-coronavirus world will be even more digital

By |april 3rd, 2020|António Guterres, News|

The post-coronavirus world will be different and much more digital than before, the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told EURACTIV’s partner EuroEFE in an interview. Guterres also called for safeguards to ensure that the societal control mechanisms developed to combat...

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Lessons in leadership… for the EU

By |april 3rd, 2020|António Guterres, coronavirus, News, United Nations, United States|

South Korea is an inspiration for fighting the coronavirus and the UN chief is exemplary for global leadership, at a time when the US is incapacitated, and the EU -- still in need of unity, writes Stavros Papagianneas.

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