Morocco Welcomes Nomination of de Mistura as Western Sahara Personal Envoy

De Mistura’s appointment, as personal envoy to Western Sahara, is set to be announced in the coming hours, following the approval of the Security Council’s members. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres initiated negotiations with Security Council members for the appointment Read more

Algiers plays down US opposition to former FM’s choice as UN Special Envoy to Libya

Algeria Tuesday said it was proud UN Chief Antonio Guterres proposed to appoint the country’s veteran diplomat and former Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra who later backtracked after U.S objected to his appointment, TSA reports. Mohand Oussaïd Belaid, spokesperson of President Read more

Yemen: Warring sides agree to pull out from Hodeidah port & city

Yemen rival sides, the Iran-backed Houthi rebels and Saudi-endorsed regular forces, reached on the last day of UN-brokered talks in Sweden a cease fire in the vital Hodeidah port city. UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres Thursday said the two sides Read more

Yemen war: UN chief urges good faith as ‘milestone’ talks get underway in Sweden

Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed the consultations underway in Sweden between the two Yemeni warring sides and urged the parties to make progress “by exercising flexibility and engaging in good faith and without pre-conditions”.    “The Secretary-General appeals to the warring Read more

UN chief ‘deeply troubled’ by Saudi confirmation of Jamal Khashoggi’s death

UN Secretary-General António Guterres said that he is “deeply troubled” by the reported confirmation of the death of Jamal Khashoggi. A tweet posted by the Saudi Foreign Ministry on Friday states that the missing Saudi journalist, a columnist with the Read more

Idlib deal could save three million ‘from catastrophe’ – UN chief

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday welcomed the agreement reached between President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and President Vladimir Putin of Russia earlier this week, to create a demilitarized buffer zone in Idlib. In a statement to journalists Read more

UN envoy “ready to go to Idlib” to help ensure civilian safety amid rising fears of government offensive

Speaking to journalists in Geneva, the UN Special Envoy for Syria offered to personally escort residents of Idlib to safety ahead of any attack on the last main opposition-held area in the country, echoing an offer to do the same Read more