Antonio Guterres

BONN, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA, GERMANY - 2017/11/04: 'Planet Earth First' written on a girl's face. With the motto 'keep coal in the ground' thousands of activists took to the streets demanding Climate Justice two days ahead of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - UNFCCC - COP23. (Photo by …

U.N. Secretary: Rise of Nationalism Threatens Fight Against Climate Change

United Nations (U.N.) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Thursday that the trend in favor of nationalist policies around the world is making it harder to promote a global approach to fighting climate change.

Erik Solheim, United Nations Environment Executive Director and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations addresses the first annual African Ranger Awards ceremony in Cape Town on August 7, 2018. - The Alibaba Foundation and The Paradise Foundation, a Chinese not-for-profit environmental conservation organization, held their first annual African Ranger Awards ceremony …

UN Environment Chief Forced to Resign for Racking up Too Many Air Miles…

The head of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  has been forced to resign after building up an “obscene” carbon footprint. Former Norwegian diplomat turned green UN boss Erik Solheim racked up so many air miles at such enormous expense that disgusted donor nations had started to withhold funds.

Syrian rebels in the Idlib province have formed the National Liberation Front, a new coalition that merges the alliance of Islamist heavyweights Ahrar al-Sham and Nureddine al-Zinki with four other rebel factions

Damascus Shells Idlib as U.N. Chief Warns of ‘Bloodbath’

BEIRUT – Government forces shelled Syria’s last major rebel bastion on Wednesday, hours after UN chief Antonio Guterres warned the Security Council any full-blown offensive in Idlib risks triggering a “bloodbath”.

US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talk during welcome ceremony in Tel Aviv, Monday, May 22,2017. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Trump’s Reported Frustration with Netanyahu on Peace Process Is His Own Fault

The left-wing Israeli daily newspaper Ha’aretz reported Wednesday that President Donald Trump told United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres last week that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was proving to be a bigger obstacle to peace than Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

Venezuelan refugees

Venezuela Keeps Spot on Human Rights Council as UN Urges Nations to Take Its Refugees

As the United Nations urges nearby countries to take more responsibility for refugees from the famine-stricken socialist experiment in Venezuela, it is failing to put any significant pressure on President Nicolás Maduro’s government for its appalling human rights record – made worse by Venezuela’s continued presence on the U.N.’s Human Rights Council.