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UN should assume more serious role in global crises

UN should assume more serious role in global crises

TEHRAN, Feb. 18 (Press Shia) – FM Javad Zarif has told António Guterres of the UN the Organization should address ongoing crises in the world with more serious action.Mr. Zarif met with Mr. Guterres, the new UN Secretary-General on the sidelines of Munich Security Conference on Saturday where the former said Rohingya Muslims of Burma had been suffering torture and prosecution in the hands of...

Guterres 'disappointed' as US opposes Fayyad appointment

Guterres 'disappointed' as US opposes Fayyad appointment

DUBAI, Feb. 13 (Press Shia Agency) – United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said here on Monday that he was disappointed that the US opposed his appointment of former Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad as UN envoy to mediate in the conflict in Libya.Fayyad is "the right person for the right job at the right moment," Guterres said at the 5th World Government Summit. Last...

UN chief appoints new envoy to Libya 

UN chief appoints new envoy to Libya 

TRIPOLI, Feb. 12 (Press Shia) – The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, on Saturday has appointed the Palestinian diplomat Salam Fayyad as the new UN special envoy to Libya and the Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya.The United States, however, objected to the choice of Fayyad, saying that the United States was "disappointed to see a letter indicating the intention to appoint the former...

A continent of hope

A continent of hope

TEHRAN, Feb. 08 (Press Shia) – Far too often, the world views Africa through the prism of problems. When I look to Africa, I see a continent of hope, promise and vast potential. I am committed to building on those strengths and establishing a higher platform of cooperation between the United Nations and the leaders and people of Africa. This is essential to advancing inclusive and...

UN calls for cessation of discrimination against refugees

UN calls for cessation of discrimination against refugees

NEW YORK, Feb. 01 (Press Shia Agency) – UN Secretary General António Guterres demanded Tuesday the end of discrimination against refugees and also warned that blind measures against terrorism have proven to be ineffective."The nations have the right, even the obligation, to responsibly control their borders to prevent the entry of terrorists, but this can not based in any way on discrimination...

Challenges of new UN chief

Challenges of new UN chief

TEHRAN, Jan. 25 (Press Shia) – Antonio Guterres was recently handed over the helm of the United Nations as one of the toughest diplomatic jobs in the world while the world community, in the face of many challenges today, hope the new chief of the global body to settle world problems more properly. Guterres, 67, was Prime Minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002, and the UN High Commissioner for...

Diversity 'richness, not threat': UN chief

Diversity 'richness, not threat': UN chief

TEHRAN, Jan. 18 (Press Shia Agency) – In a message to an event spotlighting the growing challenges of anti-Muslim discrimination as well as hatred in various contexts, UN Secretary General António Guterres appealed for drawing strength from the principles of inclusion, tolerance and mutual understanding to recognize the value of diversity.The high-level event was organized by the Permanent...

New UN chief demands strategy changes to prevent war

New UN chief demands strategy changes to prevent war

NEW YORK, Jan. 11 (Press Shia) –UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday demanded the UN and member states to make corresponding changes to their strategy and operations to prevent war and sustain peace.In his first address to the Security Council after taking office, Guterres highlighted the need to rebalance the approach to world peace and security by avoiding conflict beforehand...

Iran urges new UN chief to face challenges with political will

Iran urges new UN chief to face challenges with political will

TEHRAN, Jan. 11 (Press Shia) – Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo called on the UN chief and all Member States to face the world's challenges with “a great amount of courage and political will”.Gholamali Khoshroo, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations made the remarks in the UN Security Council open debate on...

Zarif calls for UN immediate action to Rohingya Muslim's situation

Zarif calls for UN immediate action to Rohingya Muslim's situation

TEHRAN, Jan. 07 (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed concern in a letter to UN Secretary-General António Guterres over increasingly deteriorating situation of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.Zarif urged António Guterres to engage actively with the Government of Myanmar and take basic steps to end the serious concerns of international community over the situation...

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