The UN is in favour of increasing volumes of cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria, not the reduction, said at a briefing the official representative of the UN Secretary General Stefan Dyuzharrik.
"We need to get across the border were more of humanitarian aid. We do not need to become less", - said Dujarric, answering the question about whether or not the two border crossings on the border of Syria and Turkey to deliver humanitarian aid to the North-East and North of the SAR.
Germany voted in the UN against the Russian resolution, one preserving the PCC for the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria, including because of the wording relating to sanctions against Syria, says the statement of the permanent representative of Germany.
Previously, Russia has prepared a draft resolution suggesting to leave only one border crossing instead of the existing two cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria. The mandate of the border crossings to expire July 10, so for their further functioning of the security Council must adopt a resolution. The Russian option was proposed for six months to extend the work of the checkpoint "Bab-El-Hawa" on the border of Syria and Turkey. Voted for him only 4 States, against 7, abstained 4.
The headquarters of the UN plans on 20 July to move to the first phase of opening in light of the improving situation with coronavirus in new York – the building can be up to 400 people, said in a letter to Secretary-General antónio Guterres employees.
According to him, before to announce the first phase, in the premises of the headquarters will carry out a thorough cleaning.
Russia's permanent representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzia called on the UN Secretary-General antónio Guterres not to delay the appointment of a new special representative for Libya.
According to the Ambassador, the situation in Libya is further compounded by the resignation of the former special representative of the UN Secretary General Hassan Salaam. "The place of the special representative of the Secretary General on Libya remained vacant for four months. This situation undermines efforts for a peaceful settlement in Libya," - said Nebenzia at the meeting of the UN security Council.
The UN mission to support Libya (UNSMIL) is making efforts to de-escalate in the country, including in order to create a possible demilitarized zone, said at a meeting of the UN security Council, NATO Secretary-General antónio Guterres.
According to him, should be used all the possibilities to overcome the political impasse.
The level of foreign intervention in the conflict in Libya has reached an unprecedented level, he said at a meeting of the UN security Council, NATO Secretary-General antónio Guterres.
"The conflict has entered a new phase of foreign intervention is reaching unprecedented levels, including the delivery of high-tech equipment and the number of mercenaries involved in the fighting," said Guterres.
Riyadh after a UN report on attacks on oil installations in the country said the international community must exert pressure on Iran, the report said the Saudi Embassy in Russia.
In mid-June, Reuters reported, citing a report by the UN chief Antonio Guterres said that the cruise missiles used in attacks on state oil company Saudi Aramco and the airport in Saudi Arabia to 2019, was "of Iranian origin". The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Iran rejected the report of the UN Secretariat. The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the evidence of Iranian involvement in the attack on Saudi oil facilities in the UN report no.
UN chief Antonio Guterres in the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet described two scenarios that await the world after a pandemic coronavirus infection.
The first, "optimistic" means that the country will cope with the current situation. North state develop a successful recovery plan, and developing — will receive assistance. Guterres also expressed hope that a vaccine for the coronavirus appears for nine months and it will be available for all. In his opinion, if the events will develop in this direction, and the economy will recover, the world will begin to move in the direction to two to three years to return to normal.
The permanent representative of China to the UN Zhang Jun handed over the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres the instrument of accession of China to the International Treaty on arms trade (ATT), said the Chinese permanent mission to the organization.
The Treaty will enter into force for China 90 days after the instrument of accession.
Islamic state* is continuing its efforts for the revival on the territory of Syria and Iraq, said the UN Secretary-General antónio Guterres, speaking at the high-level conference of the UN under the name "Week of fight against terrorism".
According to him, it is too early to talk about the comprehensive assessment of the impact of the pandemic coronavirus at the situation with terrorism, but in terms of pandemic LIH* al-Qaeda*, their regional branches as well as neo-Nazis, supporters of white supremacist and other groups seek to exploit disputes, local conflicts, failures in governance and the people's discontent to achieve their goals.
Pope Francis has supported the UN security Council resolution calling for a cease-fire in all conflicts in the light of the pandemic coronavirus.
"Laudable call for the global and immediate ceasefire that will allow peace and security required for urgent provision of much needed humanitarian assistance," said he, speaking with a traditional Sunday sermon to the faithful gathered in St. Peter's square at the Vatican.
UN Secretary-General antónio Guterres calls on the parties in Ethiopia, where riots broke out after the murder of a famous singer, to refrain from actions that would lead to the aggravation of the situation, told reporters the official representative of the Secretary General Stefan Dujarric.
At least 81 people were killed during protests in Oromia in Ethiopia after the capital Addis Ababa, was killed popular singer Chacala Hundessa. Famous for its political songs, Hundessa perceived as the mouthpiece of the people of Oromo in the years of anti-government protests that brought to power Prime Minister Abe Ahmed Ali in 2018. On Monday night, the singer was shot.
UN chief Antonio Guterres calls for the strengthening of the biological weapons Convention, which, in his opinion, lacks of the Institute of supervision and verification provisions.
Speaking at a meeting of the UN security Council, the Secretary General noted that the pandemic coronavirus has shown the risks of possible bio-terrorist attacks. As suggested by the Secretary General, even the readiness of humanity may be sufficient in the case of deliberate control of infection, or the deliberate spread of the virus in several locations simultaneously.
The UN security Council supported the Secretary-General of the organization of antónio Guterres to a cease-fire in all conflicts in the world against the background of the pandemic coronavirus on Wednesday, the security Council members adopted a resolution, reads the statement of the permanent representative of Germany to the UN Christoph Heusgen.
"The security Council has today supported the Secretary-General's call for a global ceasefire on the background COVID-19 adopting the resolution," the statement reads.
Russia's permanent representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzia explained why Moscow emerged from the notification mechanism on humanitarian objects and movements in Syria.
As previously stated zamgenseka UN for humanitarian Affairs mark Lowcock, Russia on 23 June informed the organization that no longer participates in the mechanism.
USA shocked by the fact that Russia has decided to stop participating in the mechanism deconflicting in the framework of the UN in Syria, said at a UN security Council meeting the US Ambassador at the organization's Kelly Kraft.
As stated earlier zamgenseka UN for humanitarian Affairs mark Lowcock, Russia informed the UN on 23 June that no longer participates in the mechanism of notification about the humanitarian objects and movements in Syria.
UN Secretary-General antónio Guterres in an interview with German newspaper Welt called a dysfunctional relationship between the three most important, according to him, members of the UN Security Council - the US, Russia and China.
"The UN is not an Alliance of democracies. There are going to all the countries on Earth - and this inevitably leads to controversy. In addition, many organs still work the same way as 75 years ago. The security Council reflects the world situation after world war II that can dramatically complicate the resolution of crises today. In addition, the relationship between its three most important members - the US, Russia, China - now, let's say, is quite dysfunctional," said Guterres in an interview timed to the 75th anniversary of the signing of the UN Charter.
The US special envoy on Iran, Brian hook, and the us Ambassador to the UN, Kelly Kraft urged security Council members IT extend the arms embargo against Iran, the report said the US state Department.
It notes that Kraft and hook during the sharing session, told members of the UN security Council on the draft resolution of the United States, involving the extension of the arms embargo against Iran. The resolution was circulated to security Council members earlier this week.
The unilateral US sanctions imposed against Iran to 2018, can prevent Iran to comply with some provisions of the Joint comprehensive plan of action (SVPD), says the report of the UN Secretary-General antónio Guterres.
"These actions continue to run counter to the objectives set out in the plan and resolution 2231 (regulating the establishment of the AGREEMENT – ed.) and they can also prevent the Islamic Republic of Iran to comply with some provisions of the plan and resolution," the document says.
UN Secretary-General antónio Guterres, in his report urged Iran to return to the full performance of the obligations under the Joint comprehensive plan of action.
As recalled by the Secretary General, from July 2019, Iran has taken a number of steps to termination of their obligations in the nuclear field in the framework AGREEMENT. Guterres pointed out that on 5 January 2020, Tehran announced that it had undertaken their fifth and last step, in order to "get out of your last operational restrictions within the plan, namely the restriction on the number of centrifuges".
Israel's annexation of the West Bank of the Jordan river will be a serious violation of international law, will undermine prospects for new talks, said at a meeting of the UN security Council, NATO Secretary-General antónio Guterres.
"I appeal to you today with a deep sense of concern about the changing situation in Israel and Palestine. We are at a crossroads. The threat of Israel to Annex parts of the occupied West Bank has alarmed Palestinians, many Israelis and the international community as a whole," said Guterres.
UN chief Antonio Guterres called middle East "Quartet" to find a mutually acceptable basis for the resumption of cooperation between Palestine and Israel.
Speaking at a meeting of the UN security Council, Guterres called on the regional and international supporters of the settlement based on the coexistence of two States "to help bring the parties back to the path of peaceful settlement through negotiations."
Made in the United States UN security Council draft resolution extending the arms embargo against Iran, which expires this fall, told RIA Novosti source in the security Council.
Earlier, Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov sent a letter to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in which he mentioned that high-ranking officials of the US state Department promoted the idea of the introduction of the line of perpetual security Council arms embargo against Iran and the use of the mechanisms provided for in the resolution 2231 (regulating the establishment of a Joint comprehensive plan of action). The Russian Minister stressed that the objective grounds to raise the question of the arms embargo against Iran no. He recalled that "the licensing order supplies" to Iran of military equipment were of a temporary nature - it was made to run achieved in 2015, arrangements that it is now irrelevant. Lavrov stressed that the application of restrictions on arms supplies to Iran after 18 October 2020 "was never intended, and there is no legal or other reason to reconsider this understanding."
Conclusive evidence of Iranian involvement in the attack on Saudi oil facilities in the report of the United Nations there, said the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
Earlier, Reuters, citing a report by the UN chief Antonio Guterres said that the cruise missiles used in attacks on state oil company Saudi Aramco and the airport in Saudi Arabia to 2019, was "of Iranian origin".
Venezuelan authorities have sent a letter to the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, in which he expressed concern about the irresponsible approach of the President of Brazil Jaira Bolsonaro to combat the coronavirus, warning that his actions threaten all of Latin America.
"Venezuela condemns the government Bolsonaro before the UN for criminal negligence in the context of a pandemic that threatens the lives of millions of inhabitants of Brazil and of the entire continent," - said in the letter.
UN Secretary-General antónio Guterres expressed concern at recent developments on the Korean Peninsula, the press service of the UN.
"The Secretary-General is concerned about recent events on the Korean Peninsula. The Secretary General called for the resumption of inter-Korean dialogue, which would lead to a peaceful solution," - said in the message.
UN Secretary-General antónio Guterres was excluded from the list of the parties responsible for the deaths of children in Yemen, the coalition, led by Saudi Arabia, says the report of the Secretary-General on the situation of children in armed conflicts.
In a similar report in October 2017 fighting on the side of the government of Yemen coalition headed by Saudi Arabia was included in the list of parties that are responsible for the deaths of children.
The Secretary-General of the League of Arab States (LAS), Ahmed Abu al-Gheit urged the international community to urgently allocate funding for UN programmes in Yemen, which without such support would be in a catastrophic situation, said in a Monday statement, the General Secretariat of the Arab League.
Earlier in June, the official representatives of the office of the UN high Commissioner for human rights and UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said that the health system in Yemen is on the verge of collapse without the financial support of the United Nations programme in July will begin to stop working to provide the population with clean water. The official representative of OHCHR Rupert Colville said that the Yemeni hospitals ceased to accept people with symptoms of infection COVID-19 due to the lack of beds, medicines, medical personnel and clean water. If funding is not provided, 30 of 41 UN programme in the country will be closed in the coming weeks, said Colville.
UN chief Antonio Guterres urged the Malian authorities to make every effort to identify and bring to justice the killers of two peacekeepers in the country, the statement of the official representative of the Secretary General Stefan Dujarric.
Two members of the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali (MINUSMA) were killed on Saturday in an armed attack in the North-East of the country. It was reported that a convoy of supplies was attacked near the village Torkent, located to the North-East of the city of Gao.
Mode of remote work for employees of the headquarters of the UN extended until July 31, said in a letter to Secretary-General antónio Guterres.
"After consultation with managers and our medical services about the situation with COVID-19 I've decided to extend the current regime of teleconferences in the headquarters until July 31, 2020," - said the Secretary General.
Permanent mission of Iran to the United Nations said that the report of the Secretary-General antónio Guterres, which stated about the Iranian origin of the missiles used in the attack on the oil installations of Saudi Arabia, contains a number of inaccuracies and contradictions.
Earlier, Reuters, citing a report Guterres said that the cruise missiles used in attacks on state oil company Saudi Aramco and the airport in Saudi Arabia to 2019, was "of Iranian origin".
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Iran rejected the report of the UN Secretariat, which refer to Iranian missiles for attacks in Saudi Arabia.
Earlier, Reuters, citing a report by the UN chief Antonio Guterres said that the cruise missiles used in attacks on objects of the state oil company Saudi Aramco and the airport in Saudi Arabia to 2019, was "of Iranian origin".
Cruise missiles used in attacks on objects of the state oil company Saudi Aramco and the airport in Saudi Arabia to 2019, was "of Iranian origin", reports Reuters, citing the report of the UN Secretary-General antónio Guterres.
The document is devoted to implementation of the provisions of resolution 2231. The Secretary General informs the security Council of the UN on this issue twice a year. In the previous report in December said that the UN was unable to confirm the use of rockets and Iranian-made drones during the attack on oil installations in Saudi Arabia in September.
UN Secretary-General deplores the recent loss of contact between Pyongyang and Seoul urges U.S., North Korea and South Korea to resume dialogue to achieve the complete and verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, said at a briefing the official representative of the Secretary-General Stefan Dujarric.
According to him, June is a symbolic month for the Korean Peninsula. "This Friday, June 12, will be the second anniversary of the first meeting of the leaders of the DPRK and the United States. Monday, June 15, will be the 20th anniversary of the first meeting of the leaders of the two Koreas. The Secretary General hopes that the parties will use anniversaries in June in order to redouble the efforts for the resumption of negotiations in order to achieve sustainable peace, complete, verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula," he said.
The world may face a global food disaster due to the effects of the pandemic coronavirus, unless urgent action is taken, according to an analytical note by the UN Secretary-General antónio Guterres.
According to him, pandemic COVID-19 poses a threat to food security and nutrition, particularly for the most vulnerable communities in the world.
UN staff have teamed up to Express solidarity with the victims of racism, wrote the Secretary General, antónio Guterres Twitter in the background going on in the US protests.
From the end of may in many major U.S. cities have been protests and riots in connection with the death of an African-American George Floyd with the arrest by the police. One of the policemen, who for a few minutes he felt a knee in the neck of Floyd, charged with murder, three others of aiding and abetting the murder.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov discussed with the UN Secretary-General antónio Guterres, the situation in Libya and respond to the challenges associated with the pandemic COVID-19, said the Russian foreign Ministry.
"During the meeting the main attention was paid to the problems of Syrian and Libyan settlement with a focus on separate aspects of UN activities in these areas, as well as the work of the world Organization to respond to the impacts of the pandemic novel coronavirus infection", - said the Russian foreign Ministry on the results of a telephone conversation.
In the Yemeni port of Aden the highest mortality rate from coronavirus in the world, 17% of patients die, said the UN Secretary-General antónio Guterres.
"There is no more vulnerable country than Yemen. In Aden we have the highest mortality rate in the world from COVID-19 – 17% of those who got sick to die," said Guterres in a press conference.
UN Secretary-General antónio Guterres predicted humanity unimaginable damage and suffering if the country does not immediately take the appropriate action.
The Secretary General participates in high-level event on financing for development in the era COVID-19 and after.