UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says world is in big trouble, needs collective action across the board

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that the world is in big trouble and needs collective action across the board.

Guterres while addressing the UN General Assembly before the opening of the General Debate has said that our world is in big trouble. Divides are growing deeper. Inequalities are growing wider. And challenges are spreading farther.

He also said that we need action across the board. He said crises like the conflict in Ukraine, climate emergency and biodiversity loss, and the dire financial situation of developing countries threaten the very future of humanity and the fate of the planet. He added that progress on all these issues and more are being held hostage to geopolitical tensions.

UN General Assembly President Csaba Korisi echoed Guterres’s alarm at the global situation and also the hope. Korosi said that a landmark agreement on commercial grain exports from the world’s breadbasket offers hope. Decrying the paralysing polarisation of the geopolitical divides, Guterres warned that the world was descending into chaos with not even two groups.

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