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Antonio Guterres: New Year’s Message from the New Secretary General

Jan 1, 2017 News, Secretary General, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

  by Britta Schmitz   UNITED NATIONS, 1 January 2017 – Antonio Guterres made his first statement as the new UN Secretary General on New Year’s Day. He urges everyone to join him in his New Year’s resolution, to “make 2017 a year for peace“.   “On this New Year’s Day, I ask all of you to join me in making one shared New Year’s resolution: Let us resolve to put peace first. Let us make 2017 a year in which we all – citizens, governments, leaders – strive to overcome our differences,“ said Guterres in his first statement as [Read More]

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]

8 Billion in new Funding to Help 22.5 Million People in Syria

Jan 12, 2016 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

UN humanitarian and development agencies today appealed to Member States for nearly USD 8 billion in new funding for 2016 to help 22.5 million people in Syria and across the region. The appeal comprises two main elements: help for an anticipated 4.7 million refugees in neighboring countries by the end of 2016 as well as 4 million people in communities hosting them, and support for 13.5 million displaced and conflict-affected people inside Syria itself. The Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) 2016 covers the activities of some 200 partners including UN agencies, inter-governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations in Turkey, Lebanon, [Read More]

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