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Antonio Guterres

Locking In Obama's Global Leadership Legacy

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 07.28.2016 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

By all accounts, Barack Obama wants to bequeath to his successor a new secretary-general strong enough to stand up to any rogue national leader.

Men Voting for Men: UN Security Council's Straw Poll for Secretary-General

Dulcie Leimbach | Posted 07.26.2016 | World
Dulcie Leimbach

The first straw poll to test the support of Security Council members for candidates vying to become the next United Nations secretary-general occurred July 21, amid strong interest by global media who report on the world body as well as the dozen candidates, the UN's 193 member states and people who follow international affairs.

Candidates' Commitment to Human Rights Should Play Crucial Role in UN Secretary-General Election

Armine Sahakyan | Posted 06.22.2016 | World
Armine Sahakyan

Image: United Nations. Stock Photo. Pixabay.com As the world watches Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump compete for the U.S. presidency, another impo...

Weekend Roundup: Where the UN Can Succeed Instead of Fail

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.13.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

The Paris climate accord, signed by 175 countries in April, was a high point of success for the United Nations. The U.N. has also managed to focus governments around the world on sustainable development goals. Yet, on the security side of the equation, for which the U.N. was principally founded, the record is largely one of failure. (continued)

As Refugee Tide Mounts, No One Is in Control

António Guterres | Posted 08.27.2015 | World
António Guterres

LONDON -- We live in a period in which we no longer have a unipolar or bipolar world, we don't even have a multipolar world; it's kind of a chaotic world where power relations have become unclear. When power relations are unclear, impunity and unpredictability tend to prosper. That, I believe, is the reality behind the high levels of displacement that are taking place in today's world.

People Must Respond to the Humanitarian Crisis In Syria: No Time to Wait for Governments

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.08.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

Some 12.2 million people, more than half of the population, are estimated to need humanitarian assistance. A similar number have been displaced -- between 6.5 million and 7.8 million -- within Syria, and three to four million have been displaced on to neighboring states.

UN: Syrian Refugees Surpass 3 Million

Reuters | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 10.28.2014 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Three million Syrian refugees will have registered in neighboring countries as of Friday, but many ...

Joshua Hersh

Antonio Guterres, UN Refugee Chief: Syrian Crisis Spillover Into Lebanon Would Be 'Existential Threat'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.22.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- The worst possible fallout from the ongoing crisis in Syria would be for the crisis to reach into the neighboring country of Lebanon, th...

UN Refugee Agency Applauds U.S. Government's Pledges

Charity Tooze | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Charity Tooze

Secretary Clinton's attendance at the conference is testament to the United States' leadership and commitment to protection of and humanitarian assistance to refugees, stateless, and other vulnerable people worldwide.