Pandemic used as 'pretext' to crush dissent, U.N. says

World Feb 23, 2021

Pandemic used as 'pretext' to crush dissent, U.N. says

The United Nations on Monday harshly criticized countries that are using the pandemic to justify cracking down on dissent and suppressing criticism. Speaking at the opening of the U.N. Human Rights Council's main annual session, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres charged that authorities in a number of ...

U.N. chief laments lack of global leadership in coronavirus fight

World May 1, 2020

U.N. chief laments lack of global leadership in coronavirus fight

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday lamented a lack of leadership by world powers and a divided international community in the fight against the coronavirus as he raised concern about inadequate support for poor countries. Guterres' remarks come after U.S. President Donald Trump reignited ...

U.N. chief intends to visit Hiroshima during Tokyo Olympics

National Jan 6, 2020

U.N. chief intends to visit Hiroshima during Tokyo Olympics

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said he intends to visit Hiroshima in August a few days before attending the closing ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics, instead of the opening ceremony, sources close to the matter said Sunday. The plan reflects Guterres' desire to highlight ...