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UN envoy for Syria to attend Russia-sponsored talks in Sochi

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres will send his Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, to Sochi next week to attend the Russia-sponsored Congress of the Syrian National Dialogue, talks reportedly on a political solution towards ending the seven-year Syrian conflict. Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said the UN chief, who is in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, […]

US decision to withdraw from Paris climate accord a ‘major disappointment’ – UN

The Spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General today said the decision by the United States to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change is a major disappointment for global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote global security. “The Paris Agreement was adopted by all the world’s nations in 2015 because they recognize […]

António Guterres appointed next UN Secretary-General by acclamation

Secretary-General-designate, António Guterres, addresses the General Assembly on the occasion of his appointment as the next Secretary-General of the United Nations. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard 13 October 2016 – The General Assembly today appointed by acclamation the former Prime Minister of Portugal, António Guterres, as the next United Nations Secretary-General, to succeed Ban Ki-moon when he […]