Antonio Guterres

Power Play: U.N. Chief Guterres Repeats Bill Clinton ‘World Is on Fire’ Message

Two men. Two global organizations. One common theme. Barely 24-hours after former U.S. President Bill Clinton called on “governments, businesses, philanthropies and other prominent institutions” to back the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) because “the world’s on fire,” U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres dutifully echoed the declaration of impending doom.

NEW YORK, USA - SEPTEMBER 14: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during an exclusive interview with Anadolu Agency ahead of UN's 77th session of the General Assembly in New York, United States on September 14, 2022. (Photo by Lokman Vural Elibol/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

U.N. Chief Urges ‘Unimpeded Access’ to Russian Food, Fertilizer in Global Market

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday urged governments and private sectors worldwide to allow Russian food and fertilizer “unimpeded access” to the global market as they are “not subject to sanctions” imposed on Moscow by the U.S. government and its allies in response to Russia’s latest war with Ukraine, Turkey’s Hürriyet Daily News reported.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres talks to media at a press conference, during the High-Level Ministerial Event on the Humanitarian Situation in Afghanistan, at the European headquarters of the United Nation, in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)