Antonio Guterres

COP26 strikes hard-fought deal but UN says 'not enough'

Nearly 200 nations came together on Nov. 13 on a global deal to combat climate change after two weeks of painful negotiation, but fell short of what science says is needed to contain dangerous temperature rises.

Rich countries stood accused of failing at the COP26 summit in Glasgow to deliver much-needed finance to vulnerable states at risk of drought, rising seas, fire and storms.

Greta Thunberg called on the UN to Declare a State of Emergency due to the Climate Crisis

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg and her supporters plan to send a petition to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urging him to declare the climate crisis a global emergency. She announced this on Twitter on Wednesday.

World leaders in Glasgow for ’last, best hope’ climate summit

More than 120 world leaders meet in Glasgow on Nov. 1 in a "last, best hope" to tackle the climate crisis and avert a looming global disaster.

"It's one minute to midnight and we need to act now," British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was due to tell them, according to extracts from his speech.

Sadrists claim largest bloc after record-low Iraq voter turnout

The political movement of Iraq's influential Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr on Oct. 11 said it had retained the biggest share of seats in the country's parliament, after elections with a record low voter turnout.

A Sadrist official who asked not to be named told AFP that the movement had won around 73 of the parliament's 329 seats in Oct. 10's election.

Belgrade Non-Aligned Summit Condemns West’s ’Vaccination Nationalism’

A two-day summit opened in Belgrade on Monday to mark the 60th anniversary of the first conference of the Non-Aligned Movement, established to create a third global bloc in a world polarised by the East-West Cold War.

Delegations from more than 105 countries and nine international organizations are taking part in the gathering, hosted by Serbia.

UN chief says he expects Turkey to present climate plan soon

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed on Oct. 7 Turkey's ratification of the 2015 Paris climate accord, saying Ankara should rapidly present its national plan to combat climate change. 

"I expect Turkey to present as soon as possible a national #ClimateAction plan in line with its commitment to get to net zero emissions by 2053," Guterres said on Twitter.