Month: February 2017

Ukraine; UN warns of civilian casualties in ‘face to face’ fighting in country’s east

Intensified fighting between Government and non-Government forces near densely populated areas in eastern Ukraine is endangering civilians, the senior United Nations humanitarian representative in the country told reporters in Geneva today. “The situation in eastern Ukraine is actually quite serious, you will be aware that between 21 January and 3 February the fighting intensity increased,” […]

In Dubai, UN chief addresses deficit of trust between governments, citizens and institutions

The world faces a “terrible lack of trust,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said today addressing the World Government Summit in the Emirati city of Dubai, and called for reconciliation between people, their governments and global multilateral institutions. “Improving governance, and improving confidence between governments and people, is essential and it is a condition to […]

UN chief Guterres ‘strongly condemns’ DPR Korea’s ballistic missile launch

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today voiced strong opposition to the latest ballistic missile launch by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, calling on Pyongyang to fully comply with its international obligations to denuclearize. “The Secretary-General strongly condemns the launch of another ballistic missile by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 12 February,” […]

UN chief Guterres engages in ‘constructive’ discussions on Yemen, Libya with Saudi Foreign Minister

Visiting Saudi Arabia, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said that he and the Arab country’s foreign minister had “very important and very constructive discussions” on the possible future political solutions for Yemen and Libya. “To have comprehensive political solutions, bringing people together, is essential from Libya to Yemen, to Syria, to Iraq,” Mr. Guterres told […]

UN and international partners express support for working with new Somali president

The United Nations and its international partners in Somalia today said that they were eager to partner with President Mohamed Abdullahi ‘Farmajo’, his new Government and the people of Somalia to avert another famine in the country and to assist with improving security for all Somalis. The comments were made in a congratulatory statement on […]