South Sudanese former rebels are holding about a dozen UN staff hostage in a refugee camp in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a UN official said Tuesday.
French Environment minister Ségolène Royal is in the running to become the next head of the United Nations Development Programme.
Senior UN official Rima Khalaf announced her resignation on Friday, saying that UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres had asked her to withdraw a report that accuses Israel of imposing an “apartheid regime” on Palestinians.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Thursday against an abrupt cut to U.S. funding for the world body, and France’s U.N. envoy said a retreat by Washington from global affairs could lead to more instability.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres defended former Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad on Monday as the “right person” to represent the world body in Libya after the United States raised objections to his choice.
Ban Ki-moon, who steps down as UN secretary-general at the end of the month, will be remembered as a conscientious statesman who has championed humanitarian causes, but who has struggled to have an impact on the world stage.
Antonio Guterres of Portugal was sworn in on Monday as the secretary general of the United Nations, where he will face challenges from the US and Russia on migration.
Newly appointed UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told FRANCE 24 Saturday that resolving Syria’s five-and-a-half-year civil war would be his top priority.
Portugal’s former prime minister Antonio Guterres was officially nominated by the UN Security Council on Thursday to succeed Ban Ki-moon as the next United Nations secretary-general.
The Security Council unanimously agreed Wednesday that Portugal’s former prime minister Antonio Guterres should be the next secretary-general of the United Nations.
The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday condemned three
recent failed ballistic missile tests by North Korea and threatened to
take further “significant measures.”