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UN chief hails entry into force of Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday welcomed the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, commonly known as the Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty. “I am pleased to recognize today’s entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, …

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Guterres to run for second term as UN Secretary General

United Nations | Xinhua | United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will serve a second five-year term, if that’s what member states want, his spokesman said on Monday. Stephane Dujarric, the chief spokesman for the secretary-general, said that the 75th UN General Assembly president, Volkan Bozkir, on Friday asked Guterres “about his …

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UN chief stresses need of detecting early warning signs of genocide

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday stressed the need to detect early warning signs of genocide. Genocide never fails to shock the world when it occurs. But it is never committed without clear, multiple warning signs. The victims are often early targets of hate speech, discrimination …

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Slavery not allowed in 21st century: UN chief

United Nations | Xinhua | United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has reiterated that slavery is not allowed in the 21st century. Commemorating the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, the UN chief highlighted the impact of the contemporary forms of slavery, underscoring that “such abhorrent practices have no space in the …

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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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