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Antonio Guterres slams ‘broken’ Taliban promises made to women

NEW YORK: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has slammed the Taliban’s “broken” promises to Afghan women and girls, and urged the world to inject cash into Afghanistan in order to prevent its economic collapse. “I am particularly alarmed to see promises

Pakistan to work closely with UN chief Antonio Guterres: Munir Akram

NEW YORK: Pakistan has felicitated Antonio Guterres on being elected as United Nations Secretary-General for a second term and said it was looking forward to working with him. Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Munir Akram, praised Antonio Guterres’ “skilled

FM Qureshi urges UN Chief to help resolve Kashmir dispute

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in New York and discussed a wide range of issues including the Israel-Palestine conflict. The UN chief welcomed the ceasefire announcement by Israel and Hamas and hoped

Pakistan supports second term for Guterres as UNSG

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a telephone conversation with the United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG) Antonio Guterres. They discussed views on a wide range of issues on the UN agenda including the COVID-19 situation, economic recovery during the pandemic;

UN chief appoints Jean Arnault as personal envoy on Afghanistan

NEW YORK: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed veteran French diplomat Jean Arnault as his personal envoy on Afghanistan and regional issues. The appointment comes a day before Russia, China, the United States, Pakistan, a delegation of top Afghan

Guterres to run for second term as UN chief

NEW YORK: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will run for a second five-year term as the organization’s chief, his spokesman said. Guterres informed the president of the General Assembly and Security Council that “he is available to serve a second

UN chief shares message of hope for 2021 after a year of tragedies

GENEVA: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that the year 2020, which will end tonight was difficult, but next year is a ray of hope. In a video message, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that last year had been

Pakistan presents UNSG proof of Indian terrorism

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Munir Akram called on United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in New York and presented him Pakistan’s dossier containing “irrefutable evidence” of India’s sponsorship of terrorism in the country. During the meeting that

UN chief urges India to end using pellet guns against children in IoK

NEW YORK: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has voiced deep concern over the illegal detentions and continued use of torture and pellet guns against children by Indian security forces in occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The UN chief called on New

Earth Day: UN chief urges ‘green recovery’ in response to coronavirus

LONDON: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged governments to use their economic responses to the coronavirus pandemic to tackle the “even deeper emergency” of climate change, in a message for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. With global battle

UN Secretary-General backs PM Imran’s call for virus debt relief

NEW YORK: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has supported Prime Minister Imran Khan’s call for a global initiative for debt relief to developing countries. In a virtual news briefing, UN chief’s spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, said, “The prime minister’s initiative is

Veto power and inequality

While the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was in the country discussing a range of issues from the Kashmir dispute, the Afghan peace process and the present status of refugees, there has been a statement that seems to be overlooked. The

India’s rebuke to Guterres

The United Nations has expressed deep concerns over the situation in held Kashmir and has called for India to respect the human rights and fundamental freedoms in the restive region. The remarks come from the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres who

UN Chief hails Pakistan’s efforts for interfaith harmony

LAHORE: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited Kartarpur Corridor today (Tuesday) and hailed Pakistan’s efforts for interfaith harmony. Antonio Guterres took to Twitter and said, “I was honoured to visit Pakistan’s newly opened Kartarpur Corridor – a corridor of hope,

Afghan refugee situation

Pakistan hosted an international conference in Islamabad to mark the forty years presence of Afghan refugees in the country. The nation has hosted the refugees who fled the long-standing conflict in Afghanistan and displayed immense hospitality despite its own internal

UN Secretary-General calls on PM Imran, discuss various issues

ISLAMABAD: United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Prime Minister Imran Khan (today) Monday. During the meeting, matters pertaining to Afghan refugees, Afghan peace process, Kashmir dispute, and climate change came under discussion. The Prime Minister highlighted the violations

President Alvi urges India to allow UNMOGIP team in IOK

ISLAMABAD: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said Pakistan is a frontline state, which is successfully fighting the challenges of climate change. Addressing a banquet hosted in his honour by President Dr Arif Alvi at the President House, the UN

Guterres, Khalilzad discuss Afghan peace process with Gen Bajwa

RAWALPINDI: United Nations Secretary-General Mr Antonio Guterres on Monday called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters. During the meeting, matters of mutual interests, overall regional security situation including Afghan refugees issue, Afghan

UNSG urges world to support Pakistan in hosting Afghan refugees

ISLAMABAD: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged the international community to support Pakistan in the cause of hosting Afghan refugees. Addressing a joint news conference with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, the UN chief said Pakistan needs world support in

UN chief and Kashmir dispute

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has patently said that the human rights in illegally annexed Kashmir should be respected. In his ongoing visit to Pakistan, the UN chief showed deep concerns over the unpleasant issues in occupied Kashmir and constant

UN Chief raises concerns over violation of human rights in IoK

United Nations General Secretary Antonio Guterres has raised concerns over the violation of human rights in Indian occupied Kashmir. Addressing a joint press conference with Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi today (Sunday), the UN Chief said, “I have serious concerns

UN Secretary General reiterates call for dialogue on Kashmir issue

ISLAMABAD: Responding to a question regarding Kashmir, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reiterated his call for dialogue between Pakistan and India over Kashmir dispute. Addressing a conference about Climate Change today (Sunday), he responded to a journalist question about atrocities

UNSG Guterres to attend Afghan refugees conference in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG) Antonio Guterres will be visiting Pakistan from 16-19 February 2020 to participate in a conference being held on Afghan refugees. The secretary-general will participate in the “International Conference on 40 Years of Hosting Afghan Refugees

Efforts against climate change ‘utterly inadequate’: UN chief

MADRID:  UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that the world’s efforts to stop climate change have been “utterly inadequate” so far and there is a danger global warming could pass the “point of no return.” Speaking before the start Monday of

FM Qureshi writes another letter to Antonio Guterres over IoK

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has written another letter to the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres over Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK). Shah Mehmood Qureshi wrote the letter where he highlighted the Indian outrages in occupied Kashmir. Read more: FM

UN welcomes new Pakistani Ambassador Munir Akram

NEW YORK: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the new Ambassador of Pakistan to UN, Munir Akram at its Headquarters. Welcoming Ambassador Munir Akram in his new role, Antonio Guterres said that Pakistan was a very important player in

UN chief reiterates concern over situation in held Kashmir

NEW YORK: The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has again expressed serious concern over the grave humanitarian situation in Indian-Occupied Kashmir. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric, during a regular briefing, said that Secretary-General remains concerned over the grave situation in occupied

FM Qureshi telephones Zealand Deputy PM to discuss IOK situation

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in a telephonic conversation with Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand Winston Peters discussed the situation of Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) on Thursday. Shah Mehmood Qureshi, during the telephonic conversation with Peters, discussed the

Closely monitoring deteriorating situation in IOK, says UN chief

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that he has been monitoring the worsening situation in Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK), especially escalating restrictions and mass arrests. A spokesman to UN Secretary-General, Stephane Dujarric said in a

FM Shah & UNSG Guterres to discuss IOK issue

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will speak with the United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG) António Guterres about India’s human rights violations and the security situation in occupied Kashmir. Foreign Minister Qureshi is expected to speak with UNSG Guterres who is