UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday called on worldwide community to strive for peace in 2017, Xinhua reported.
In a speech marking his first day in office, Mr. Guterres delivered a message of peace for 2017 to the UN's 193 member states.
"No one wins these wars; everyone loses". A Portuguese politician and diplomat, Guterres was formerly the United Nations high commissioner for refugees. Having been formally appointed by the UN General Assembly on 13 October 2016, Guterres, aged 67, will serve for a five-year period from today to 31 December 2021.
Most say his main challenge will be in Syria, where the United Nations has been trying for years to create a political settlement to end the country's civil war.
"Trillions of dollars are spent destroying societies and economies, fueling cycles of mistrust and fear that can last for generations", he said. The video address is available on the United Nations' YouTube channel.
So as Guterres begins his five-year term facing conflicts from Syria and Yemen to South Sudan and Libya and global crises from terrorism to climate change, US support for the United Nations remains a question mark. "Let us make 2017 a year for peace", the statement said.
If he tries to follow what Ban's predecessor, Kofi Annan, did as secretary-general and try to be the world's top diplomat and what some called "a secular pope", Bolton said, "I think especially in the Trump administration, he would run into big trouble very quickly". "Peace must be our goal and guide" he said. The former Portuguese prime minister has taken over after 10 years of leadership from his predecessor Ban Ki-moon.
Let us make 2017 a year for peace.
He said since the United Nations system creates a "negative energy" against his country, he wanted Guterres to be "able to withstand the tremendous pressure against Israel that exists inside the UN".
However, security agencies in both Sydney and Melbourne have publicly stated that there are no known threats for New Year's Eve . Meanwhile, "leap second" will be added to the countdown to compensate for a slowdown in the Earth's rotation.
Ariius is hosting a soiree that includes a champagne toast at midnight, hors d'oeuvres, late night snacks and a photo booth. There also will be a party with desserts and dancing to the music of Protégé and, of course, a champagne toast at midnight.
Elton John might perform at George Michael's funeral, if reports from United Kingdom paper Metro are to be believed. George Michael, whose real name is Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, died suddenly on Christmas day.
The automaker is scheduled to unveil the research vehicle at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next week, conducted in Las Vegas. The new vehicle uses the current Ford autonomous vehicle platform, but ups the processing power with new computer hardware.
Not only did he catch a touchdown, he delivered a crushing block that sprung Edelman for a 77-yard touchdown in the third quarter. In the win, Floyd was able to make a touchdown reception, and also laid a huge block to spring Julian Edelman for a touchdown.
On holiday in Rio de Janeiro, he was last seen reportedly visiting friends on the city's outskirts in a poor and violent suburb. Ms Amiridis was being interrogated at a police station on Friday in connection with her husband's disappearance.
Anything beyond that and he'll be in the conversation for "best player" in the Prem (and possibly "Player of the Season"). Millie didn't love the position but I think nobody really spoke with him about it, "Put him there and play".
Darren Randolph- 6: Unfortunate to have conceded both goals, after making a number of smart saves to keep his side in the contest. But despite failing to start in United's last eight games, Mourinho has insisted he still has complete faith in the forward.
The reigning champion edged a closely-fought first set, finally breaking Goffin when it mattered and clinching the set 6-4. I think that was the key to staying in the match, particularly against Andy with the way he returns the ball.
Akhilesh and Shivpal have been feuding for power for the last six months and Mulayam has sided with the latter. Mulayam, however, said that his son being the Chief Minister can contest from any assembly seat he wishes to.
AZ twin boys born minutes apart; one in 2016, one in 2017
December 31, 2016, while his twin brother Everett made his appearance at 12:01 on January 1, 2017, according to CNN reports . During the interview early Sunday, Holly said the girls hadn't seen their brothers yet but were anxious to meet them.
Titans-Texans final score
After he got up the linesman on the official's team told Savage to leave the game and go through the concussion protocol. The Titans responded by driving down the field and finishing off a 55 yard drive with a two-yard Derrick Henry TD run.
Berlin attacker Amri 'acted as lone wolf in Italy'
Germany on December 21 released a Europe-wide wanted notice for Amri, who used a string of different names and nationalities. In Milan, he was carrying a.22 pistol that he used to shoot a police officer, hitting him in the shoulder.
Sasikala elected as AIADMK General Secretary unopposed
Amma or mother is how lakhs of supporters referred to Ms Jayalalithaa, who was Chief Minister when she died on December 5. Since a resolution has been adopted, she (Sasikala) has been appointed as the general secretary with effect from today.
Coolpad to step up premium smartphone play
Among the other major features, the phone also packs a huge 4000 mAh battery , which boasts of a standby time of upto 300 hours. In essence, there is enough power to handle day-to-day apps, multitasking, and the occasional graphic-intensive game.
Pending home sales drop to 10-month low in November
For 2017, NAR is forecasting that existing-home sales will increase about 2% to an annual pace of around 5.52 million. The number of homes closed on but not yet sold came in below expectations for the month of November.
Bob Bradley, Swansea City Part Ways
Bradley may not have been ready for the Premier League but Swansea called and it was a Premier League job. I think you've gotta be willing to go for it and take risk.
Tree recycling event helps preserve the environment
City of Tulsa mulch site, located at 2100 N. 145th Ave., also takes real trees, but a fee is required for non-residents. In Hillsborough, follow the brush collection schedule and place trees within four feet of the curb to be collected.