Latest Antonio Guterres News

UN terminates tech chief after sexual harassment claims

Jan. 26, 2022 14:53 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has terminated the U.N. employment of his undersecretary-general on technology after a yearlong investigation following allegations of sexual harassment, the United Nations announced Wednesday. U.N. spokesman Stephane...

UN chief decries antisemitism, urges stand against hatred

Jan. 25, 2022 23:38 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres decried the resurgence of antisemitism in comments Tuesday night at a service commemorating victims of the Nazi Holocaust, and he urged people around the world to “stand firm against hate and bigotry anywhere and everywhere.” ...

UN: More than 50 million people affected by urban conflicts

Jan. 25, 2022 21:34 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 50 million people are affected by conflict in urban areas from Afghanistan to Libya, Syria, Yemen and beyond where they face a much higher risk of being killed or injured, the United Nations chief said Tuesday. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said...

Hundreds march in Burkina Faso to show support for new junta

Jan. 25, 2022 13:40 PM EST

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Hundreds of people marched through the streets of Burkina Faso's capital Tuesday in a show of support for the new military-led junta that ousted democratically elected President Roch Marc Christian Kabore and seized control of the country. Days of...

Migrant abuses continue in Libya. So does EU border training

Jan. 25, 2022 11:46 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — A confidential European Union military report calls for continuing a controversial EU program to train and equip Libya’s coast guard and navy despite growing concerns about their treatment of migrants, a mounting death toll at sea, and the continued lack of any central authority...

Soldiers declare military junta in control in Burkina Faso

Jan. 24, 2022 21:01 PM EST

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — More than a dozen mutinous soldiers declared Monday on state television that a military junta had seized control of Burkina Faso after detaining the democratically elected president following a day of gunbattles in the capital of the West African country. ...

Iran regains UN assembly voting rights after assets unfrozen

Jan. 24, 2022 16:18 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly said Monday that Iran, Guinea and Vanuatu had paid sufficient back dues to the United Nations’ regular operating budget to regain their voting rights in the 193-member world body. That leaves only two countries -- Venezuela and...

Seoul says it paid Iran's delinquent UN dues to restore vote

Jan. 23, 2022 05:40 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Using Iranian bank funds freed from American sanctions, South Korea has paid Iran's $18 million in delinquent dues owed to the United Nations, Seoul said Sunday. The step was apparently approved by Washington to restore Tehran's suspended voting rights at the...

Yemeni rebels say Saudi-led airstrike on prison killed 70

Jan. 21, 2022 23:08 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Saudi-led coalition airstrike hit a prison run by Yemen's Houthi rebels on Friday, killing at least 70 detainees and wounding dozens, a rebel minister said. The strike was part of a pounding aerial offensive that knocked the Arab world's poorest country off the internet. ...

UN chief: World more unpredictable than during the Cold War

Jan. 21, 2022 18:34 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday the current world is “much more chaotic, much less predictable” than during the Cold War between the former Soviet Union and the United States, and it's dangerous because there are no “instruments” to deal with...