Secretary General of HIM-HER-ITAnd Antonio GuterresWorld leaders, at the opening of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday (21), warned that the world was “going in the wrong direction” and that human rights and science were “under attack”.
Guterres also criticized the excess of Covid-19 vaccines in rich countries, while the poorest suffer from a lack of immunizations – what he called “obscenity”. – He stated that “military coups are back” (see below).
“I’m here to sound the alarm: The world must wake up,” he said. “We are on the edge – and we are moving in the wrong direction.” “Our world has never been more threatened or divided. We are facing the greatest series of crises of our lifetime.”
The Secretary-General of the United Nations warns that the world is heading in the wrong direction
The Secretary-General of the United Nations noted the novel coronavirus pandemic and its effects on the economy, global warming and other problems that countries must face.
“The COVID-19 pandemic exaggerates stark inequalities. The climate crisis is hitting the planet. The uprisings, from Afghanistan to Ethiopia and Yemen and beyond, have undermined peace,” he said.
“The wave of mistrust and misinformation is polarizing people and paralyzing societies, and human rights are under attack. Science is under attack,” the Secretary-General said.
“It is time to deliver,” he told world leaders and leaders at the United Nations headquarters in New York. “We are creating problems that we can solve.”
“Don’t wait for others to do their part,” said the UN Secretary-General.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres delivers a speech at the opening of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly on September 21, 2021 – Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Paul via AFP
Guterres also called for peace, saying that “military coups are back” (He criticized more than once the military coup in Myanmar) and harsh criticism of the uneven vaccination against Covid-19 in the world.
“On the one hand, we see vaccines developed in record time – a victory for science and human ingenuity. On the other hand, we see this victory regressed by the tragedy of a lack of political will, selfishness and mistrust,” said the Portuguese.
“Most of the world’s richest countries have been vaccinated. More than 90% of Africans are still waiting for the first dose,” the UN Secretary-General said. “It’s obscene. We passed the science test. But we got an F in ethics.”
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