UN chief blasts ‘outdated’ global financial structure

UN chief Antonio Guterres denounced Wednesday a global financial system where nearly half the world’s people live in countries whose governments spend more on debt than education or health. “Half…

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UN rings the alarm on diminishing global press freedoms

Press freedom is under attack in every corner of the world, the United Nations chief said, denouncing the targeting of journalists and the spread of disinformation. Speaking ahead of World…

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UN voices ‘concern’ that US tapping its communications

The UN has formally expressed its “concern” to the United States after press reports revealed surveillance of Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’s communications, his spokesman said Tuesday, denouncing actions “inconsistent with (US)…

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Myanmar must get ‘democratic transition back on track immediately’: UN chief

UN chief Antonio Guterres on Saturday urged the Myanmar junta to “immediately” restart democracy, saying it was the only way to stop the “unending nightmare” engulfing the country. Myanmar has spiralled into bloody conflict since the military…

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Op-Ed: Eight billion people; one humanity

The world’s population will reach 8 billion in the middle of November – a testament to scientific breakthroughs and improvements in nutrition, public health and sanitation. But as our human…

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An aerial photograph showing a flooded area on the outskirts of Sukkur, Sindh province Aamir QURESHI AFP

UN chief says world paying ‘horrific price’ for fossil fuels folly

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said developing nations were paying a “horrific price” for the world’s reliance on fossil fuels, as he toured parts of Pakistan hit by floods blamed on climate change. Nearly 1,400 people…

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