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UN chief Guterres engages in ‘constructive’ discussions on Yemen, Libya with Saudi Foreign Minister

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Visiting Saudi Arabia, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Sunday that he and the Arab country’s foreign minister had “very important and very constructive discussions” on the possible future political solutions for Yemen and Libya. “To have comprehensive political solutions, bringing people together, is essential from Libya to Yemen, to Syria, to Iraq,” Guterres […]

In Turkey, UN chief Guterres spotlights collective responsibility for refugee protection

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Underscoring the enormity of the plight of refugees, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday appealed for effective burden-sharing in supporting those who have been forced to flee their homes, as well as to those providing them refuge. “This is a moment to launch an appeal – when we see so many borders being closed […]

Colombia: UN chief Guterres welcomes start of peace talks with ELN

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed yesterday’s launch of formal peace talks between the Government of Colombia and the National Liberation Army (ELN) in Ecuador’s capital, Quito, his spokesperson said on Wednesday in a statement. In the talks with the second-largest opposition group, the Government seeks an agreement similar to the one reached last […]

US should lift measure suspending refugee resettlement, says UN chief Guterres

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Reacting to the recent suspension by the United States of its longstanding refugee programme, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday said resettlement is often “the only possible solution” for people fleeing conflict and persecution, and that the US policy, which bars entry of Syrians into the country, “should be removed sooner rather than later.” […]

Following first mission to Africa as UN chief, Guterres highlights strengthened cooperation

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Speaking to the media on his return from Africa and his participation at the African Union Summit, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted enhanced synergies and avenues of cooperation with the regional bloc. “We have agreed that Agenda 2063 [the development agenda of the African Union] and the 230 Agenda [for sustainable development] will be […]

Managing national borders ‘cannot be based on any form of discrimination’ – UN chief Guterres

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Refugees fleeing conflict and persecution are entitled to protection, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday, expressing concern at decisions around the world that have undermined the integrity of the international refugee protection regime. “Refugees fleeing conflict and persecution are finding more and more borders closed and increasingly restricted access to the protection they […]

Syria: UN chief Guterres clarifies tasks of panel laying groundwork for possible war crimes probe

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Following the approval late last year of an independent panel to assist in the investigation and prosecution of those responsible for war crimes or crimes against humanity in Syria, the United Nations on Thursday announced that the mechanism will be headed by a senior judge or prosecutor with extensive criminal investigations and prosecutions experience. According […]