Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio GuterresOn Tuesday, the Organization’s General Assembly opened by sounding the “alarm” before the world ofHe was never threatened or divided“.
“The world must wake up. We are on the edge of the abyss Guterres told international leaders assembled in New York in a serious speech.
In a particularly difficult passage, Guterres charged heavily “The Billionaires go to space“ While the rest of humanity has to deal with the multiple problems caused by climate change, epidemic, economic disaster and armed conflict.
Guterres noted that the epidemic and the climate crisis have emerged Many major global problems, such as lack of solidarity, selfishness, corruption and massive inequality that lead to mistrust and despair among citizens.
“When they see billionaires roaming in space while millions go hungry on Earth… when parents see a future for their children that looks worse than today’s problems… when young people don’t see a future…,” he said.
The Portuguese diplomat’s feet grim analysis of the international situation, which in his view is characterized by the lack of unity in the response to the epidemic, Little progress in combating climate change, growing inequality and crises in countries such as Afghanistan, Yemen and Ethiopia.
The Inequality in vaccination Against COVID-19, with rich countries already immunizing most of their populations while more than 90 percent of Africa is still waiting for their first dose, Presumably there is an “obscene” And a moral failure, according to the denunciation of the President of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, Tuesday.
The Portuguese were harshly criticized lack of solidarity In this area it was highlighted as a reflection of the major world problems today.
The Portuguese strongly criticized the lack of solidarity. Photo: Reuters
“On the one hand, we see vaccines developed in record time, which is a victory for science and human ingenuity. On the other hand, We see a devastating victory “Because of the tragedy of the lack of political will, selfishness and mistrust,” Guterres said.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations stressed that the world had “passed the science test”, but He has a rejection on “ethics”.
“Maybe a picture tells the story of our time. The picture we saw of some parts of the world covid-19 vaccines in the trash. Expired and unused“, pointed out.
Guterres once again called on international leaders for at least a “global vaccination plan”. dual vaccine production and ensure that it reaches 70% of the world’s population in the first half of 2022.
The pandemic and access to vaccines appear as one of the main themes of this edition of the United Nations General Assembly, which began this Tuesday in New York and which It will last until next Monday With about a hundred leaders from all over the world in the city, plus others will be interfering with video from their capitals.
Taking advantage of the meeting, US President Joe Biden plans to organize a virtual summit on Wednesday to discuss the international response to the pandemic exclusively.