Latest Antonio Guterres News

The Latest: Australia mourns Prince Philip

Apr. 10, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

Reaction from around the world on the death of Prince Philip at age 99: SYDNEY — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison offered his country’s “deepest sympathies and condolences” to Queen Elizabeth II on the passing of Prince Philip. ...

US urges arms embargo and sanctions against Myanmar military

Apr. 09, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations urged the international community to take “concrete action” against the military in Myanmar on Friday including an arms embargo and sanctions against its holding companies and those who profit from them, saying this is the...

UN chief: Sudan-South Sudan dispute will keep UN in Abyei

Apr. 09, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has informed the Security Council that he couldn’t provide options to reduce and terminate the nearly 3,700-strong peacekeeping force in the disputed Abyei region on the Sudan-South Sudan border because of differences between...

UN chief warns that use of IEDs is increasing globally

Apr. 08, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Thursday that the use of improvised explosive devices is increasing as conflicts become more urbanized and armed groups proliferate, and he urged nations to work together to curb the threat from those weapons as well as land...

UN chief proposes targets to lift South Sudan arms embargo

Apr. 07, 2021 21:34 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Wednesday for implementation of the 2018 peace agreement in South Sudan, disarmament of former combatants and establishment of a truth and reconciliation commission as key targets in proposed benchmarks for the world’s newest...

US says Mali's top priority must be holding fair elections

Apr. 07, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The top priority for Mali’s interim government must be holding free and fair elections by the end of the 18-month transition period following last August’s military coup that overthrew President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, the U.S. ambassador at the United Nations said...

'Leave no Tigrayan': In Ethiopia, an ethnicity is erased

Apr. 07, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

HAMDAYET, Sudan (AP) — The atrocities have been seared into the skin and the minds of Tigrayans, who take shelter by the thousands within sight of the homeland they fled in northern Ethiopia. They arrive in heat that soars above 38 C (100 F), carrying the pain of...

African leaders call for climate financing acceleration

Apr. 07, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — African leaders rallied Tuesday in a virtual summit calling for scaled-up actions and financing to combat the effects of climate change that are already being felt in the continent of 1.3 billion. The Leaders’ Dialogue on the Africa...

World powers seek to bring US back into Iran nuclear deal

Apr. 06, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Officials from five world powers began a new effort Tuesday to try to bring the United States back into the foundering 2015 nuclear deal they signed with Iran, a delicate diplomatic dance that needs to balance the concerns and interests of both Washington and Tehran. ...

UN: Attack in Mali killed 4 UN peacekeepers and 23 attackers

Apr. 05, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A fierce attack on a U.N. peacekeeping base in northern Mali last week killed four peacekeepers and at least 23 attackers, and injured another 34 peacekeepers, the United Nations said Monday in an updated report. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric...