Tag: António Guterres

UN strips Lebanon, Yemen of voting privileges

Lebanon has expressed its “regrets” over the United Nations’ decision to strip it of its voting privileges in the General Assembly, as a consequence of the country failing to pay its dues. The UN’s decision on Friday targeted seven countries altogether – Lebanon, Yemen, Venezuela, Central African Republic, Gambia, Lesotho and Tonga – for not paying […]

Secretary-General Says United Nations Must Embrace Blockchain

United Nations secretary-general António Guterres says the intergovernmental giant needs to embrace blockchain. In a statement provided to Forbes by the secretary-general’s office, Guterres touted the technology first made popular by bitcoin as a crucial component of the organization that generates $50 billion in revenue annually. Coming at a time when the president of China […]

Marking Kristallnacht, UN chief vows to fight anti-Semitism

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres pledged on Thursday to increase his organization’s efforts to fight anti-Semitism. “Since nobody is born to hate, intolerance can be prevented and unlearned,” he told a gathering at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, marking the 81st anniversary of the Kristallnacht – the violent attack in Germany […]

U.N. Chief: Golan Status Not Changed

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is “clear that the status of Golan has not changed,” U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized the Golan Heights as Israeli territory. “The U.N.’s policy on Golan is reflected in the relevant resolutions of the Security Council and that policy has not changed,” […]

UN Secretary-General Outlines UN Priorities for 2019

UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged Member States to do their best to make September 2019 a defining moment for stopping runaway climate change, achieving the SDGs and building a fair globalization. Addressing the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in a briefing at the start of 2019, Guterres reflected on the UN’s achievements in 2018, and outlined […]

UN chief Guterres wins Charlemagne Prize

Former Portuguese prime minister to be honored for being ‘an outstanding advocate for the European model of society.’ U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres will receive the prestigious Charlemagne Prize for his services to European values. The award’s board of directors announced the winner Tuesday, saying it is recognition of Guterres’ “dedication to a revitalization and consolidation of multilateral […]