UN chief Antonio Guterres issues ‘alert’ to the world

As year 2017 winds down, UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has issued what he termed “a red alert for the world” ahead of the year 2018.

The UN chief, in a New Year message, expressed regret that in 2017, the world went in reverse to the appeal for peace.

He said that when he assumed office one year ago, he had appealed for 2017 to be a year for peace.

Mr. Guterres said: “On New Year’s Day 2018, I am not issuing an appeal. I am issuing an alert – a red alert for our world.

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António Guterres takes oath of office as 9th UN Secretary-General

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The UN Secretary-General-designate, António Guterres, on Monday, December 12, took oath of office as the ninth Secretary-General of the UN, our source reports.

The President of the General Assembly, Peter Thomas, administered the oath to Mr. Guterres in the presence of the 15 members of the Security Council and other members of the General Assembly.

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