Ukraine grain deal, Ethiopia agreement, show ‘power of multilateralism in action’: Guterres

Russia’s decision to rejoin the Black Sea Grain Initiative and the Ethiopian agreement to end the war in Tigray demonstrate the power of multilateralism in action, said the UN chief on Thursday, in a call for countries to also rebuild trust between the North and South at the UN’s COP27 climate conference in Egypt.
UN chief regrets Russia’s decision to withdraw from grain deal

UN chief regrets Russia’s decision to withdraw from grain deal

17 Jul 2023

UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday that he deeply regrets Russia’s decision to terminate the Black Sea Initiative, in effect ending a “lifeline” for hundreds of millions worldwide facing hunger and spiralling food costs. 


UN chief warmly welcomes Russia decision to end suspension from Ukraine grain deal

02 Nov 2022

The UN Secretary-General on Wednesday issued a statement warmly welcoming Russia’s decision to resume its participation in the Black Sea Grain Initiative, which has allowed nearly ten million metric tonnes of vital foodstuffs to be shipped from Ukraine.

UN chief ‘deeply concerned’ by stalled Black Sea Grain Initiative

30 Oct 2022

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has expressed deep concern at Russia’s decision to suspend its involvement in the Black Sea Grain Initiative, a deal set up to reintroduce vital food and fertilizer exports from Ukraine to the rest of the world.