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UN chief looks forward to working with U.S. President-elect Biden

United Nations | Xinhua | United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres looks forward to working with U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, according to the UN chief’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric on Monday. Guterres “was pleased to speak (over phone) with President-elect Joseph R. Biden today to extend his personal congratulations to the President-elect,” …

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UN chief welcomes Libya cease-fire accord

United Nations, USA | XINHUA |   UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday welcomed the signing of a cease-fire agreement by the Libyan parties in Geneva under the auspices of the United Nations. “This is a fundamental step toward peace and stability in Libya. I congratulate the parties for putting the …

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UN chief calls for end to reported police brutality in Nigeria

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for an end to reported police brutality in Nigeria and asked for de-escalation, said his spokesman. “The secretary-general is following recent developments in Nigeria and calls for an end to reported police brutality and abuses,” said Stephane Dujarric, the …

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Bad situations get worse without disaster risk governance, says UN chief

United Nations, USA | XINHUA |   United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Tuesday that without good disaster risk governance, bad situations only get worse. “Bad situations only get worse without good disaster risk governance,” the UN chief said in a message commemorating the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, …

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UN chief calls for more investment in universal health coverage

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called on governments to invest more in universal health coverage. COVID-19 has shown that universal health coverage, strong public health systems and emergency preparedness are essential, he said in a video message for the launch of his policy brief …

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UN chief calls for greater ambition to reverse biodiversity loss

UNITED NATIONS, AMERICA | XINHUA |    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for greater ambition to reverse biodiversity loss. Biodiversity and ecosystems are essential for human progress and prosperity. They are central to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and implementing the Paris Agreement on climate change, he told the …

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