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Antonio Guterres Will Be the Next UNSG

Oct 5, 2016 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

Antonio Guterres, former UN High Commissioner for Refugees and candidate for the position of next United Nations Secretary-General attended the UN International Prayer Breakfast today at the UN Headquarters in New York. Antonio Guterres – Photo by Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire United Nations, October 05 2016 The United Nations (UN) Security Council has unanimously endorsed Antonio Guterres to lead the Organization for the next five years. After six straw polls, Guterres received no “discourage” votes from the pool of 13 candidates originally campaigning to become the next UN Secretary-General. This was the first time in the organization’s history that the selection process [Read More]

Ambassador Power Comment on the treatment of the CAR whistleblower

May 11, 2015 Security Council, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

Reporter: Follow up on that? One question? Thanks. Appreciate it. One issue that has arisen that may not even need to wait for an investigation is that the Central African Republic says that they were never told of this, and given that these were their citizens, I wonder if you—does the U.S. think that when the UN system becomes aware of charges such as these, that the host country should be told? There’s also this issue, in the UN Dispute Tribunal ruling, that the Under Secretary General of Peacekeeping was reported, and the UN didn’t seem to dispute it, to [Read More]

Angelina Jolie Pitt Speaks About Syrian Refugee at Security Council Meeting

Apr 24, 2015 Celebrities , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, New York, USA, April 24 2015 – Angelina Jolie Pitt (right), Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), addresses the Security Council meeting on the continuing conflict in Syria and the attendant humanitarian and refugee crises. At her side is the High Commissioner, Antonio Guterres. On the Photo: Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie and UNHCR High Commissioner, Antonio Guterres Credit: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire Actor Angelina Jolie, a UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Special Envoy, said the United Nations is failing to end the conflict in Syria. Speaking at a Security Council meeting on the Humanitarian situation in [Read More]

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