SABC News - Antonio Guterres


Guterres was addressing the opening ceremony of the two-day Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing.
Antonio Guterres emphasises China’s role in building world peace

Sunday 14 May 2017 20:01

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for international cooperation to meet the challenges of today, while stressing China's role and engagement in building world peace.


Robinson expresses concern about current situation in South Africa  

Tuesday 9 May 2017 21:48

A leading member of The Elders has expressed her concern that the political and economic situation in South Africa was very worrying and causing considerable concern.


  Complex and diverse, that’s how the UN Chief described peacekeeping operations around the world.
UN Peacekeeping operations under review

Friday 7 April 2017 06:11

UN peace operations are at a crossroads.That was the message delivered by the Secretary General at a meeting of the Security Council reviewing peacekeeping missions in 16 locations around the world.


Mogae warns UN of worsening crisis in South Sudan

Friday 24 March 2017 06:30

Festus Mogae has told the UN Security Council that there is a heightened sense of alarm that the situation in South Sudan is slipping out of control.


International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination was also selected as March 21st in memory to the 69 unarmed people killed in Sharpeville.
SA’s global role in the fight against racism lauded by UN

Tuesday 21 March 2017 22:07

SA’s global role in the fight against racism and intolerance has been lauded by the UN’s General Assembly.


UN to discuss Somalia’s hunger crisis

Tuesday 7 March 2017 17:02

United Nation’s Secretary General Antonio Guterres has arrived in drought-stricken Somalia to discuss a hunger crisis that has ravaged the country.


Morocco king urges UN measures on Western Sahara

Saturday 25 February 2017 21:28

Morocco's King Mohammed VI has called on the United Nations to take "urgent measures" following months of tensions with the Polisario independence movement.


Women carry boxes of nutritional food delivered by the United Nations World Food Programme (UN WFP), in Rubkuai village, Unity State, South Sudan.
UN urgently seeks $4 bln aid to avert famine for 20 mln in Africa

Thursday 23 February 2017 14:01

More than $4 billion is needed by the end of March to help nearly 20 million people who risk starvation in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the United Nations says.


A man collects sacks of food from a dry river bed after a United Nations World Food Programme airdrop close to Rubkuai village in Unity State, northern South Sudan.
Parts of Africa, Middle East on the brink of severe famine: UN

Thursday 23 February 2017 05:51

Conflicts and the frequency of droughts exacerbated by climate change are driving severe food shortages and famine conditions in parts of Africa and the Middle East.


This was Antonio Guterres’ first visit to the AU Summit since becoming UN Chief.
UN Chief sees unity, cooperation as key to peaceful Africa

Thursday 2 February 2017 05:47

The UN Chief says his visit to the AU Heads of State Summit allowed stakeholders to establish a higher platform of cooperation between the two organisations.


US ban on refugees violates basic principles of UN - Guterres

Wednesday 1 February 2017 21:38

UN Secretary General believes the temporary ban on refugees and citizens from certain Middle Eastern and African countries to the United States, violates the basic principles of the global body.


The office of the United Nations Secretary General, says it hopes the Prsident Donald Trumps, United States Executive Order blocking the resettlement of refugees will be temporary.
UN, Obama raises concerns over Trump’s refugee order

Tuesday 31 January 2017 05:43

The office of the United Nations Secretary General says it hopes the United States Executive Order blocking the resettlement of refugees will be temporary.


Holocaust survivors stand in front of the Death Wall during a ceremony to mark the 69th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp and to remember the victims of the Holocaust.
Holocaust victims remembered

Friday 27 January 2017 20:03

Friday marks the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust.


The U.N. warned this month that Somalia, crippled by decades of war, risks slipping back into famine as five million people, or more than four out of 10 residents, do not have enough food.
Starvation looms for 6 mln children in Horn of Africa

Friday 27 January 2017 14:23

Hunger, malnutrition and death threaten 6.5 million children in the impoverished dry lands of Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya due to back-to-back droughts.


Ghali appeals for UN, AU support

Monday 9 January 2017 20:15

President of the Sahrawi, Brahim Ghali, is appealing for the full independence of his country to be prioritised.


UN Secretary General-designate Antonio Guterres, the former Portuguese Prime Minister and High Commissioner for Refugees, officially assume the reigns on January 1st.
'I'm fully aware of the challenges that the UN faces' - Guterres

Thursday 13 October 2016 21:25

United Nation's Secretary General-designate Antonio Guterres says he will make human dignity the core of his work at the helm of the organisation.


Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres.
SA welcomes Guterres recommendation as UN Chief

Thursday 6 October 2016 21:49

It is official, former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres is the Security Council recommendation to become the next Secretary General of the United Nations (UN).


Portugal's Guterres poised to become next UN Chief

Wednesday 5 October 2016 20:13

Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres is all but assured of becoming the next Secretary General of the United Nations after a surprise announcement by the Security Council on Wednesday.


First ever hustings for UN Chief position

Wednesday 13 July 2016 06:00

Candidates hoping to replace United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon took to a debate stage in the UN General Assembly for the first time ever in the organisation’s history.


Feeling strain, Germany set to raise asylum-seeker forecast to 750 000

Tuesday 18 August 2015 20:26

The German government will sharply raise its forecast for the number of asylum-seekers expected to arrive this year to a record-breaking 750 000, coalition sources said on Tuesday.


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