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UN chief urges Myanmar’s leaders to take ‘unified stance’ against hatred in the country

A United Nations spokesman said Monday that Secretary-General António Guterres is shocked at reports of remarks attributed to Myanmar Senior General U Min Aung Hlaing. “He urges all leaders in Myanmar to take a unified stance against incitement to hatred and to promote communal harmony,” said Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq. Media reports suggest that at a military gathering, Mr. […]

‘When weapons speak, civilians pay the price,’ says UN aid chief as Syria war grinds on

More than 1,700 people have reportedly been killed in military operations and airstrikes on Eastern Ghouta since late February, the United Nations aid chief said on Tuesday, describing the past few months of relentless bloodshed as “some of the worst yet” for civilians inside war-torn Syria. Mark Lowcock said attacks on critical civilian infrastructure like medical […]

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On International Day, UN chief urges greater protection for Organization’s staff

Drawing attention to the dangers United Nations personnel face while serving the world’s most vulnerable, Secretary-General António Guterres has called for greater protection for the Organization’s staff to allow them to carry out their mission safely. “Whether in their countries of origin or far from their families and homes, United Nations personnel work tirelessly to […]

UN chief honours those who suffered shameful Transatlantic slave trade, urges respect for dignity of every human being

Honouring those who suffered the brutalities of the Transatlantic slave trade, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said the International Day set aside to remember this “epically shameful” chapter of human history is an opportunity raise awareness about the dangers of racism and prejudice today. “More than 15 million men, women and children from Africa were […]

UN condemns attack that kills dozens near shrine in Kabul

  The United Nations strongly condemned the deadly attack earlier Wednesday in the Afghan capital, Kabul, near a major religious shrine where people had gathered to celebrate Nowruz – the traditional New Year and the arrival of spring. In a statement attributable to his spokesperson, Secretary-General António Guterres offered his condolences to the families of the victims and wished […]