Saturday, 25 June, 2022
TopicAntónio Guterres

Topic: António Guterres

UN chief ‘concerned’ over violence against Asians, people of Asian descent during pandemic

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres' statement comes against the backdrop of multiple shootings this month around Atlanta that killed eight people, six of whom were Asian women.

Who is Arora Akanksha, Indian-origin woman running social media campaign to be next UN chief

Arora Akanksha, who has an Overseas Citizenship of India, works with the UNDP and is aiming to succeed incumbent UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres.

UN ready to contribute to rescue, assistance efforts in Uttarakhand, says Guterres

UN chief Antonio Guterres also expressed his condolences to the families of the victims in Uttarakhand. UNGA President Volkan Bozkir said he is closely following the situation.

UN chief Antonio Guterres receives first dose of Moderna Covid vaccine

The UN chief encouraged people who has access to the vaccine to be vaccinated, saying it was a service not only to ourselves but to the whole community.

Will work closely with Biden administration to overcome climate emergency, says UN chief

Biden signed several key executive orders just hours after being sworn-in as the 46th President of the United States, including rejoining the Paris climate accord.

‘Vaccinationalism’ is self-defeating, says UN chief as global Covid deaths cross 2 million

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said the deadly impact of the pandemic has been made worse by the absence of a global coordinated effort.

Following Biden’s win, UN chief Antonio Guterres seeks to stay on for second term

Guterres assumed office in January 2017 for a five-year term. Diplomats say he was waiting for the results of the US presidential election before coming to a decision.

Vaccine can’t undo Covid damage that will stretch for decades, says UN chief Guterres

Addressing the UN General Assembly, Guterres pointed out that extreme poverty is rising, the threat of famine looms and the world faces the biggest global recession in eight decades.

Virtual UN General Assembly to see record participation of world leaders, says Guterres

Heads of State and Government will submit a pre-recorded video statements for summits and sessions that will be played in the iconic General Assembly hall this year.

India should phase out coal plants and end fossil fuel subsidies, UN chief Guterres says

Delivering the 19th Darbari Seth Memorial Lecture, UN General Secretary Antonio Guterres stressed on how clean energy can help economies recover from Covid-19 pandemic.

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Not Russia, a point-less Wimbledon 2022 affects young tennis players most

Young underdogs have often defeated tennis titans. But Wimbledon 2022 removing ranking points sets them back instead of making a geopolitical impact.
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‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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