Latest Antonio Guterres News

Guatemalan protesters demand Morales reverse on graft body

Sep. 20, 2018 4:23 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Thousands marched Thursday to protest President Jimmy Morales' decision to end the work of a U.N. anti-corruption commission that has helped lead high-profile graft probes targeting dozens of powerful Guatemalans, including one involving Morales. Students, farmers, clerics, academics...

UN chief urges pardon for 2 journalists jailed in Myanmar

Sep. 20, 2018 4:14 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he hopes Myanmar's government will pardon "as quickly as possible" two Reuters journalists jailed on charges of possessing state secrets in connection with their reporting about massacres of Rohingya Muslims. Guterres said Thursday that "it...

UN chief: No inter-Korean success without US-NKorea success

Sep. 20, 2018 2:52 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Thursday that negotiations between the two Koreas won't be successful unless there is simultaneous success in U.S.-North Korean negotiations to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. The U.N. chief told a news conference that the results of this...

Trump to address drugs, nuclear weapons in UN speeches

Sep. 20, 2018 2:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will discuss the global drug trade and stopping the spread of weapons of mass destruction during two speeches next week at the United Nations General Assembly. The White House says Thursday that Trump will address the "Global Call to Action on the World Drug...

UN backs anti-graft investigator in standoff with Guatemala

Sep. 19, 2018 11:53 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — U.N. Secretary-general Antonio Guterres on Wednesday rejected a request by Guatemala's government to name a new head of a U.N. commission investigating corruption in the Central American nation. Spokeswoman Florencia Soto told The Associated Press that the agreement between Guatemala...

Leaders of Ethiopia, Eritrea sign accord in Saudi Arabia

Sep. 16, 2018 1:26 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Leaders from Ethiopia and Eritrea signed a peace agreement on Sunday during a summit in Saudi Arabia, yet another sign of warming ties between two nations that have face decades of war and unease. Terms of the agreement signed by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and...

UN chief to witness new Ethiopia-Eritrea agreement in Jeddah

Sep. 14, 2018 1:11 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will witness the signing of a peace agreement between the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea in Saudi Arabia's western city of Jeddah. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said Friday the U.N. chief will travel to Jeddah on Sunday at the...

Global summit rebukes Trump, cheers on work to aid climate

Sep. 13, 2018 7:30 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of mayors, climate activists and business leaders from around the world descended Thursday on San Francisco to cheer on efforts to reduce global warming, even after U.S. President Donald J. Trump signaled his disdain for the issue. The Global Climate Action Summit, organized...

Leaders laud ex-UN chief Kofi Annan at Ghana state funeral

Sep. 13, 2018 1:11 PM EDT

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — United in sorrow, world leaders and international dignitaries came to Ghana to pay their last respects to the late United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan who was honored with a state funeral Thursday, as many lauded him as an exceptional man and leader. Annan died on Aug. 18 in...

US seeks tougher UN action against peacekeepers' failures

Sep. 12, 2018 7:04 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States is seeking Security Council approval for a resolution to toughen U.N. action against peacekeepers that fail to protect civilians, including by sending them home and refusing to pay their governments. The United Nations, which deploys 96,000 peacekeepers in 14...