Antonio Guterres

Guterres urges world leaders to listen to protesters' issues

UN chief tells reporters there is a growing threat to public order because of trust deficit between leaders and people.

Guterres urges world leaders to listen to protesters' issues

AJ Impact

World mayors in Copenhagen pledge 'to do something about climate'

City governments commit to work with young activists on implementing policies that cut carbon emissions more quickly.

World mayors in Copenhagen pledge 'to do something about climate'

Syria's War

UN's Guterres announces Syria constitutional committee formation

Announcement comes a week after UN chief said an agreement was reached concerning 'composition of the committee'.

AJ Impact

'How dare you?' asks Thunberg at the UN Climate Summit

World leaders gather for one-day event to discuss measures to try to reverse global warming and cope with its effects.

Climate Change

UN climate summit: 'A moment of truth'

Some 60 world leaders gather at the United Nations to try to inject fresh momentum into efforts to fight climate change.

UN climate summit: 'A moment of truth'

Climate Change

'Losing the race': UN chief calls on world to do more on climate

Antonio Guterres says climate change 'real threat' to humanity and leaders need to show more ambition on targets.

Planet SOS

Planet SOS: Voices from the front lines of the climate crisis

From the jungles of French Guiana to Somalia and New York, we look at the issues behind the crisis facing our planet.

AJ Impact

Can 'climate finance' fund a transition to a low-carbon economy?

UN Climate Action Summit hopes to catalyse the private sector to lead global shift away from fossil fuels to renewables.

Can 'climate finance' fund a transition to a low-carbon economy?

AJ Impact

'Fridays for Future': Greta Thunberg joins school strikers at UN

Two days after arriving in US, Swedish teen climate activist joins weekly environmental rally next to United Nations.

'Fridays for Future': Greta Thunberg joins school strikers at UN

Libya

UN chief Guterres fears eruption of 'full civil war' in Libya

Libya conflict could spiral into all-out civil war unless 'political solution' reached soon, UN secretary-general warns.

UN chief Guterres fears eruption of 'full civil war' in Libya

India

US calls for peace, stability after India's Kashmir move

Washington expresses concern about reports of detentions, calls for peace along de facto India-Pakistan border.

US calls for peace, stability after India's Kashmir move

Middle East

Syria's war: UN to investigate attacks in Idlib

Inquiry will focus on attacks on UN-supported buildings including hospitals in the Idlib region.

Africa

Sahel countries need more support to fight armed groups: UN chief

Antonio Guterres calls for a clear mandate and better funding for the G5 Sahel force in its counterterrorism efforts.

Sahel countries need more support to fight armed groups: UN chief

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka president rejects UN chief's appeal over hangings

Maithripala Sirisena says he has signed death warrants for drug offenders but gives no date for executions.

Sri Lanka president rejects UN chief's appeal over hangings

Jamal Khashoggi

UN report blames Saudi Arabia for Khashoggi's murder. What next?

UN expert says there is credible evidence linking MBS to journalist's killing and calls for comprehensive inquiry.

UN report blames Saudi Arabia for Khashoggi's murder. What next?