Tag Archives: António Guterres

New UN head Guterres ‘between a rock and a hard place,’ says Red Cross chief

24 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Molly Anders, Devex
 
The President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer says he isn’t surprised at the new United Nations Secretary General António Guterres’ call for institution-wide U.N. reform and a renewed focus on conflict prevention. The pressure on the current multilateral system has been building — and will continue to build, he said — for a long time, and humanitarian organizations working in the U.N.’s orbit will have a critical role to play.
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UN Secretary-General Guterres speaks out on Climate Action

1 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 
30 May 2017 (UN News): Highlighting the seriousness of the impact of climate change on the planet and its inhabitants, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today called for sustained action to meet the global challenge and to ensure a peaceful and sustainable future for all.

“The effects of climate change are dangerous and they are accelerating,” Secretary-General Guterres told a gathering of students, business leaders and academics at the New York University Stern School of Business.

“It is absolutely essential that the world implements the Paris Agreement [on climate change] – and that we fulfil that duty with increased ambition,” he underscored, recalling the ground-breaking agreement that entered into force last November.
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New UN chief Guterres pledges to make 2017 ‘a year for peace’ – TEO wishes him luck!

2 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

New York (UN News Center) 1 January 2017 – On his first day at the helm of the United Nations, Secretary-General António Guterres today pledged to make 2017 a year for peace.
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António Guterres pledges to work for peace, development and a reformed United Nations

12 Dec

António Guterres, Secretary-General-designate of the United Nations, takes the oath of office for his five-year term, which begins on 1 January 2017. The oath was administered by Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session of the General Assembly. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

António Guterres, Secretary-General-designate of the United Nations, takes the oath of office for his five-year term, which begins on 1 January 2017. The oath was administered by Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session of the General Assembly. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe


 Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 
New York 12 December 2016 (UN News Center): Sworn in today as the ninth and next United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres pledged to reposition development at the centre of the Organization’s work and ensure that the UN can change to effectively meet the myriad challenges facing the international community.
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