Simon Kent

Simon Kent

U.N. Chief Guterres Renews Call for More Global Governance, Bureaucratic Regulation

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres renewed his call for “more robust global governance” Wednesday, adding the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), regional authorities such as the African Union and the European Union (E.U.) to a list of organizations he says can bring “order” to a future world disrupted by the coronanvirus pandemic.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres looks on during the opening of the UN Human Rights Council's main annual session on February 24, 2020 in Geneva. - The UN's secretary general launched a "call to action" on Monday against rising attacks on human rights worldwide, highlighting the persecution of minorities and "alarming …

Iran Issues Arrest Warrant for Trump, Demands Action from Interpol

Tehran Prosecutor General Ali Alqasi-Mehr has identified 36 individuals he says contributed to the death of Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani in January, with U.S. President Donald Trump among those he told Interpol on Monday to arrest in relation to the matter.

US President Donald Trump wants to confront Iran over its ballistic missile program

U.N. Chief Guterres Calls for One Supreme Body of ‘Global Governance’

The world needs an overarching level of multilateral governance that can sideline problematic “national interests” U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Thursday, as he lamented existing U.N. instruments such as the Security Council have teeth but “show little or no appetite to bite.”

Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres takes part in the Global Climate Action High-Level event at the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 at the 'IFEMA - Feria de Madrid' exhibition centre, in Madrid, on December 11, 2019. - Nations are gathered in Spain's capital to finalise the rulebook of …

Money Talks: Harry and Meghan Join Clintons, Obamas at Elite Speaking Agency

The elite speaking agency that lists Barack and Michelle Obama and the Clintons amongst its offerings can now boast the addition of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The LA Times reports the two have joined New York-based Harry Walker Agency so they can talk about a subject they know only too well – themselves.

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 02: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a Creative Industries and Business Reception on October 02, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

U.N. Cautions Israel: Abandon Plans for West Bank Sovereignty

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged Israel on Tuesday to drop plans to apply sovereignty over parts of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley, saying it would be a “most serious violation of international law.”

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Newly sworn-in Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres speaks to reporters at UN Headquarters, December 12, 2016 in New York City. Guterres will replace Ban Ki-moon of South Korea on January. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)