The French government's strong and swift response to the Covid-19 pandemic has won praise from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in its latest report. But the OECD is also warning of risks from debt and high public spending. For more, Stephen Carroll speaks to OECD Secretary-General Mathias Cormann.
9 Aug 2020
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the pandemic caused the largest disruption of education in history. Over 160 countries have closed schools, pushing more than 1 billion students out of the classroom.
26 Apr 2020
In an interview with FRANCE 24 and RFI, Louise Mushikiwabo, the secretary general of La Francophonie, explained that Africa has been "extremely cautious" amid the Covid-19 pandemic from a health perspective, but that it is already suffering the economic consequences. She added, however, that she was not in favour of cancelling the debt of African countries, but that she preferred a "moratorium on debt" in order to support the various economies of the continent. "Africa is not demanding any special treatment," she said.
2 Apr 2020
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the priority of the alliance is to prevent the health crisis from becoming a security crisis. Teri Schultz looks at whether it's already too late.
5 Feb 2020
The UN secretary-general referred to the situation in Libya as a "scandal," amid mounting violence despite recent peace talks. He also cited "growing instability and hair-trigger tensions" in the Middle East.
26 Mar 2019
The UN Secretary-General's Special Representative in the Democratic Republic of Congo Leila Zerrougui believes that the peace mission MONUSCO has contributed towards greater security in the DRC.
13 Sep 2018
Ghana bid farewell to former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Thursday (September 13) in a state funeral attended by African leaders and international statesmen who hailed his record as an advocate for humanity and world peace.
19 Aug 2018
The United Nations lowered its flag to half-staff at its world headquarters on Saturday (August 18) after the passing of former Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan.
21 Oct 2017
U.S. President says the United Nations has 'tremendous potential' during a meeting Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the White House.