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António Guterres Alerts North Korea Military Confrontation

New York (ABC Live): António Guterres : United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Friday that he is deeply concerned over the risk of military confrontation on the Korean Peninsula, “including as a result of miscalculation.” “While all concerned seek to avoid an accidental escalation leading to conflict, the risk is being multiplied by misplaced over-confidence, dangerous narratives and rhetoric, and the lack …

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António Guterres Bat for Health for all in Health Coverage Forum 2017

Tokyo (ABC Live): Health Coverage Forum 2017 :Health is everyone’s right and a driver of economic development, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres stressed Thursday, expressing the UN’s readiness to help countries move towards health coverage for all. “Our goal must be to protect and promote physical and mental well-being for all. Health is both an outcome and a driver of progress,” Mr. Guterres told …

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António Guterres Confirms UN Support Protecting Israel

New York (ABC Live):António Guterres :Reiterating his commitment to fighting anti-Semitism, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he is committed to protecting Israel and its right to exist. On his first visit to Israel since taking office at the beginning of this year, the Secretary-General met with Prime Minister Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders in …

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António Guterres Compares China’s OBOR with SDGs

Beijing (ABC Live): Speaking at a major international conference in Beijing, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres  drew comparisons between China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative and the Sustainable Development Goals, saying both are rooted in a shared vision for global development. “Both strive to create opportunities, global public goods and win-win cooperation. And both aim to deepen ‘connectivity’ across countries and regions: connectivity …

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António Guterres Argues UNSC to Prevent Human Rights

New York (ABC Live):António Guterres :Briefing the Security Council, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today stressed the importance of unity in the 15-member body to effectively address human rights violations as well as to prevent mass atrocities. “Article 24 of the UN Charter is clear: the primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security rests with this Council ‘in order to ensure …

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António Guterres Sets to Become UN Secretary-General

11 December 2016  New York (ABC Live); Former Prime Minister of Portugal António Guterres is set to be sworn in Monday, 12 December, as the next United Nations Secretary-General, succeeding Ban Ki-moon who steps down at the end of the month. Mr. Guterres, 67, was Prime Minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002, and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees …

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UNSC Nominates António Guterres As Next Secretary General

6 October 2016 –New York (ABC Live):  António Guterres : The Security Council today formally chose the former Prime Minister of Portugal, António Guterres, as its nominee to be the next Secretary-General of the United Nations for a five-year term when incumbent Ban Ki-moon steps down on 31 December. The recommendation, made in a resolution adopted in a private meeting …

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Antonio Guterres Leads to Succeed Ban Ki-moon

New Delhi (ABC Live): Portugal’s former Prime Minister Antonio Guterres is leading in the race to become the United Nation’s next secretary-general. The U.N. Security Council held a second round of “straw polls” – informal ballots – on Friday, and diplomats with knowledge of the results said Guterres topped the pack of 11 contenders with 11 votes “encouraging” his candidacy, …

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