UN Secy General Guterres Calls On Taliban To Reverse Ban On Girls’ Education

On the International Day of Education, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called on the Taliban in Afghanistan to reverse the ban on girls’ access to secondary and higher education. Calling education a fundamental right, Guterres said that now is the time for all nations to ensure taking actual steps to develop welcoming and inclusive learning environments for all. “Now is also the time to end all discriminatory laws and practices that hinder access to education. I call on the de facto authorities in Afghanistan in particular to reverse…

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We Are Flirting With Climate Disaster: António Guterres at WEF

We need cooperation yet we see fragmentation. Our world is plagued by a number of the front like global economic crises as many parts of the country face recession and others parts face a slowdown, said António Guterres, Secretary-general of the United States at the WEF’s Davos Summit. Gutteres said, there is increasing inequality and a rapid rise in the cost of the crisis. He added that supply chain disruptions and energy crunch, soaring prices and rising interest rates along with inflation and impacting vulnerable countries.  He further said, “We…

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Hopes Ukraine War Will End In 2023

The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said strongly hopes that the Ukraine war will end in 2023.  In a wide-ranging end-of-year news conference on Monday, Secretary-General also said that the Iranian government should stop the crackdown on demonstrators and urged all countries to combat terrorist threats from the extreme right and the international community to tell Israel’s new right-wing government that there is no alternative to the two-state solution. He sees no prospect of talks to end the war in Ukraine in the immediate future and expects the already escalating military…

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EAM Jaishankar, Antonio Guterres Unveil Bust Of Gandhi At UN Headquarters

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres inaugurated Gandhi’s bust on the North Lawns of the United Nations on Wednesday, marking the Mahatma’s arrival at the world body’s headquarters during India’s Presidency of the powerful 15-nation Security Council for December. Csaba Korosi, President of the 77th session of the General Assembly, was also present on the occasion.  The Gandhi bust, a gift from India to the United Nations, was created by renowned Indian sculptor Padma Shree awardee Ram Sutar, who also designed the Statue of Unity. Jaishankar…

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EAM Jaishankar Meets Antonio Guterres To Discuss India’s G20 Leadership

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to discuss collaboration on the G20, which India leads. Jaishankar said after their meeting on Wednesday that they exchanged views on working together during India’s G20 Presidency. A warm meeting with UN Secretary-General @antonioguterres. Valued his insights on UNSC reform and the Ukraine conflict. Exchanged views on working together during India’s G20 Presidency, he tweeted.  As a result of the fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the lingering effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, India was elected President of…

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UN Secretary-General Calls For De-escalation In Tensions Along LAC

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for a de-escalation of tensions along the India-China border on Tuesday, just days after troops from both countries clashed in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang sector, resulting in minor injuries on both sides. On 9 December, Chinese troops attempted to “unilaterally” change the status quo along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Yangtse area of Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang sector, but the Indian Army forced them to retreat with its “firm and resolute” response, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said in Parliament on Tuesday. When asked…

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EV sales to hit all-time high in 2022, IEA saya, but more work needed to put world on net-zero path

Tesla electric cars photographed in Germany on March 21, 2022. According to the International Energy Agency, electric vehicle sales are on course to hit an “all-time high” this year. Sean Gallup | Getty Images News | Getty Images Electric vehicle sales are on course to hit an all-time high this year, but more work is needed in other sectors to put the planet on course for net-zero emissions by 2050, according to the International Energy Agency. In an announcement accompanying its Tracking Clean Energy Progress update, the IEA said there…

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UN secretary general says ‘polluters must pay,’ calls for extra tax on fossil fuel profits

Antonio Guterres photographed in New York last September. On Tuesday, he said fossil fuel firms and their “enablers” needed to be held to account. John Minchillo | Pool | Getty Images News | Getty Images The U.N. secretary general said Tuesday that developed economies should impose an extra tax on the profits of fossil fuel firms, with the funds diverted to countries affected by climate change and households struggling with the cost-of-living crisis. In a wide-ranging address to the U.N. General Assembly in New York, Antonio Guterres described the fossil…

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UN warns world is entering ‘uncharted territories of destruction’ from climate crisis

Boys, victims of the flood, reach out for food from a relief worker, following rains and floods during the monsoon season in Nowshera, Pakistan August 30, 2022. Fayaz Aziz | Reuters The United Nations is warning that the impacts of global climate change are entering “uncharted territories of destruction” as countries fail to set adequate targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The report, compiled by the World Meteorological Organization, said that climate-related disasters have increased fivefold over the past five decades and are costing $200 million a day. U.N. Secretary-General…

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World population to hit 8 billion this year: UN – ET HealthWorld

United Nations: The world’s population is expected to reach eight billion on November 15, the UN forecast Monday in a report that said India will surpass China as the most populous country on earth in 2023. That overall population milestone “is a reminder of our shared responsibility to care for our planet and a moment to reflect on where we still fall short of our commitments to one another,” Secretary General Antonio Guterres said, without citing specifics. “This is an occasion to celebrate our diversity, recognize our common humanity, and…

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