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    UN Secretary-General, António Guterres   United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has called on member States to put an immediate end to sentencing criminals to death. Guterres, in a statement marking the 16th World Day Against Death Penalty, said progress made toward eliminating the death penalty had been ‘marred by setbacks’. He noted that hundreds of ...
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    On Tuesday, 29 May, the United Nations will commemorate the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers.  Today, more than 96,000 uniformed personnel from 124 troop- and-police-contributing countries serve under the blue flag, alongside more than 15,000 international and national civilian staff and nearly 1,600 United Nations Volunteers. In his message to mark the Day, Secretary-General ...
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    UN Secretary-General António Guterres has joined the European Union (EU) to urge both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to show restraint, as Gaza violence left scores of people dead on Monday. Associated Press placed the death toll at 52. UN Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq said in a statement that Guterres’ call followed reports that dozens ...
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    Nigeria’s global profile has continued to soar as the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Nigeria’s Ms Bola Adesola, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria, to serve as Vice-Chair of the Board of the UN Global Compact. Also appointed with Adesola is Mr Paul Polman of the Netherlands, Chief Executive ...