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# António Guterres

This week
29th January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# Jerusalem
Israel announces measures against 'families of terrorists' following attacks
Benjamin Netanyahu promised a “strong” and “swift” response to attacks carried out by two Palestinians from annexed east Jerusalem.
Last year
2022
# COP27
New climate tracker reveals Dublin airport emitted over one million tonnes of CO2 last year
Dublin Airport was the largest emitter of Co2 last year, followed by a Drogheda cement plant.
# World Leaders Summit
UN chief warns world can either 'cooperate or perish' on climate as Taoiseach arrives at COP27
“The global climate fight will be won or lost in this crucial decade on our watch.”
Newsletter: COP27 is already an uphill battle
'How many more wake-up calls do leaders need?': COP27 officially opens in Egypt
Warming weather and rising seas getting worse, UN meteorological report warns
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the latest report was a chronicle of climate chaos and a distress signal from the planet.
# Ukraine
Chance for peace in Ukraine is 'minimal' at present, UN chief says after call with Putin
“I have the feeling we are still far away from peace,” Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said.
# Climate Change
UN chief Guterres slams climate change 'insanity' during visit to flood-hit Pakistan
Nearly 1,400 people have died in flooding that covers a third of the country
# War in Ukraine
Any damage to Ukraine nuclear plant would be 'suicide', says UN Secretary General
Ukraine and Russia have accused each other of targeting Europe’s nuclear plant, which Russia seized last March.
# Fossil Fuels
UN chief slams 'immoral', 'excessive' profits of oil and gas companies amid energy crisis
The burning of fossil fuels is the main cause of climate change.
# Nuclear Weapons
World is ‘one misunderstanding away from nuclear annihilation’, UN chief warns
Antonio Guterres gave the warning at the opening of a meeting to review a 50-year-old treaty aimed at preventing the spread of nuclear weapons.
# United Nations
UN chief warns Ukraine war 'amplifying and accelerating' global food insecurity
Antonio Guterres said he is “hopeful” a deal will be reached to allow the export of grain stored in Ukrainian ports.
# Zaporizhzhia
Two British aid workers 'captured' by Russian forces in Ukraine
It comes as Russia carried out an airstrike in Kyiv.
Paul Urey and Dylan Healy were "captured" by Russian soldiers at a checkpoint near Zaporizhzhia.
One person has been killed in a Russian strike on Kyiv during UN Secretary General's visit to the capital.
Zelenskyy said the strikes were an attempt by Russia to "humiliate" the UN and everything it represents.
US President seeks $33 billion package to send arms and aid to Ukraine
Poland and Bulgaria to receive gas from EU neighbours following Russian supply halt
# Ukraine
Kyiv hit by Russian air strikes as UN Secretary General visits
Antonio Guterres urged Russia to cooperate with the International Criminal Court investigations into possible war crimes.
# Ukraine
Russian gas deliveries to Poland and Bulgaria suspended as UN chief visits Moscow
Much of eastern Europe heavily depends on gas from Russia.
# UN
Zelenskyy calls for meeting with Putin 'to end the war' as Mariupol evacuation 'thwarted'
Ukraine has made a plea to the UN to help evacuate citizens from the city, after previous attempts failed.
All time
# António Guterres
UN chief urges global plan to reverse ‘unfair’ vaccine access
Antonio Guterres told the UN Security Council that 130 countries had not received a single dose of vaccine.
# military coup
Myanmar's generals order access to Facebook be restricted as UN chief says coup must fail
One of the country’s main telecom providers confirmed that authorities ordered it to “temporarily block” Facebook access.
# Teamwork
UN Secretary General: Coronavirus spread because countries failed to work together
António Guterres was critical of the lack of leadership in response to Covid-19.
# Coronavirus
Only a vaccine can bring 'normalcy' back to the world, UN chief says
Antonio Guterres says it is hoped there will be a vaccine available by the end of the year.
# Climate Change
David Attenborough:'The collapse of our civilisation is on the horizon'
The TV presenter (92) issued an appeal to world leaders at a UN climate summit.
# hotline
North Korea reopens hotline with South Korea in diplomatic breakthrough
South Korea has offered to hold talks with the North on 9 January.
# goodnight moon
Ban Ki-Moon bids a final farewell as UN Secretary General
The UN head’s ten-year term as Secretary General comes to an end at midnight tonight.
# António Guterres
Introducing the new UN Secretary General - a former prime minister of Portugal
Antonio Guterres has pledged to make the pursuit of peace in a conflict-torn world his “over-arching priority”.
# Refugees
One person became a refugee every four seconds last year
Over one million people fled across international borders last year with 6.5 million displaced in their own home countries.
# Civil War
There are now one million Syrian refugees
“This tragedy has to be stopped,” says UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres. The refugees arrive “traumatised, without possessions and having lost members of their families”.