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UN chief says military coups unacceptable in 21st century

United Nations | Xinhua | United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday that military coups are not acceptable in the 21st century while speaking briefly about the military coup that occurred in the West African country of Burkina Faso the day before. “Democratic societies are a value that must be …

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UN chief urges Burkinabes to exercise restraint after coup

United Nations | Xinhua | United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called on all actors in Burkina Faso to exercise restraint and opt for dialogue after the country’s army deposed the president in West Africa’s latest coup. The UN chief “strongly condemns any attempt to take over a government by …

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UN chief calls for end to violence in Sudan

Khartoum, Sudan | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called for an end to violence in Sudan to allow mediation efforts. “First and foremost, we want to see an end to the violence. We condemn very clearly the use of live ammunition and lethal force against demonstrators yesterday,” said …

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UN chief condemns violence against protesters in Sudan

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday condemned the continued violence targeting protesters in Sudan and called on the Sudanese security forces to exercise utmost restraint and adhere to their obligations in relation to the rights to freedom of assembly and expression, said his spokesman. Guterres has …

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UN chief urges that recovery be “resolution for 2022”

United Nations | Xinhua | In his message for the New Year, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday urged everyone to strive for recovery that benefits people, the planet, and prosperity. “The world welcomes 2022 with our hopes for the future being tested by deepening poverty and worsening inequality… an …

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UN chief mourns death of Archbishop Tutu of South Africa

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday mourned the death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa, calling him a towering world figure for peace. “I was greatly saddened to learn of the passing of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, an unwavering voice for the voiceless,” said Guterres in …

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UN chief calls for end to identity-based discrimination to prevent genocide

  United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called for an end to identity-based discrimination, among other measures, to prevent genocide. Today, genocide remains a very real threat. The international community has repeatedly failed to respond collaboratively, swiftly and decisively to prevent genocide and related atrocity crimes, …

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