Antonio Guterres

Libyan Warlord Haftar Begins His March on Tripoli

Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar, commander of the so-called Libyan National Army (LNA), commenced his march on Tripoli Thursday, capturing a town only 60 miles south of the national capital and headquarters of the U.N.-backed, internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA). The GNA issued military alerts as skirmishes were reported between its forces and the LNA vanguard.

Members of the self-styled Libyan National Army, loyal to the country's east strongman Khalifa Haftar, hold a position in central Benghazi on July 6, 2017, after retaking the area from jihadist fighters. Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar on July 5 announced the 'total liberation' of second city Benghazi, which was …

U.N. Raises $7 Billion for Syrian Crisis Despite Donor Fatigue

The United Nations managed to raise close to $7 billion in aid pledges for Syria on Thursday, despite growing fatigue from donors after eight years of civil war and varying opinions on how to deal with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.

TOPSHOT - A fighter with the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) keeps watch near veiled women standing on a field after they fled from the Baghouz area in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor on February 12, 2019 during an operation to expel hundreds of Islamic State group (IS) …

U.N. Chief Heads to Washington with Simple Plea: We Need Your Money

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is heading for Washington and talks on the organization’s peacekeeping budget. His aim is to secure additional funding after the United States capped its share and threw responsibility back on the rest of the world to step up and fill the void.

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Newly sworn-in Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres speaks to reporters at UN Headquarters, December 12, 2016 in New York City. Guterres will replace Ban Ki-moon of South Korea on January. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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.

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 …

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.

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 …

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”.

Syria rebel groups form new coalition as regime eyes Idlib

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.

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)