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UN chief says 11 years of “brutal fighting” in Syria must end

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for a ceasefire in Syria in a statement marking 11 years of “brutal fighting” in the conflict-torn nation. “We cannot fail the Syrian people. The conflict must cease. International humanitarian law must be respected,” said the UN chief. “I …

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UN chief voices concern over political polarization in Libya

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres held a telephone call on Friday with Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah, prime minister of the Government of National Unity of Libya, to discuss the latest developments in the country, Guterres’ press office said on Saturday. The secretary-general expressed deep concern at the current severe …

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Don’t discriminate against civilians fleeing Ukraine: UN chief

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is against discrimination against some foreign nationals attempting to flee the fighting in Ukraine, his spokesman said on Tuesday. “The secretary-general strongly repudiates, in any shape or form, all discrimination based on race, religion, ethnicity, in the context of this conflict, as …

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UN chief calls for restraint in Guinea-Bissau after failed coup

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for restraint in Guinea-Bissau after a failed coup in the African country, said his deputy spokesman on Wednesday. “The secretary-general is continuing to closely follow the developments in Guinea-Bissau. He encourages all stakeholders, particularly defense and security forces, to exercise …

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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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