“The response to Covid and to the financial aspects [of the crisis] has been fragmented, and geopolitical divides are not helping,” Guterres told the FT.
The UN chief told a high-level meeting of the UN Security Council that 130 countries have not received a single dose of vaccine and declared that “at this critical moment, vaccine equity is the biggest moral test before the global community.”
Guterres said the world’s leading economies have a special responsibility to support the World Health Organization’s COVAX program to buy and deliver coronavirus vaccines for the world’s poorest people.
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, whose current term expires on Dec.31, announced last month that he is seeking a second five-year term.
In the United States, racial tensions simmered during the turbulent four-year presidency of Donald Trump. His successor Joe Biden has said the Jan.6 siege of the US Capitol by Trump supporters was carried out by “thugs, insurrectionists, political extremists
The COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption to education in history and prolonged school closures could further entrench inequalities in access to learning.
The head of the United Nations said he was deeply alarmed by fighting in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, where federal troops have been exchanging fire with the powerful ethnic faction that led the ruling coalition for decades.
World leaders will come together, virtually, on Monday to mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, as the deadly coronavirus pandemic challenges the effectiveness and solidarity of the 193-member world body.
From the devastating circumstances of losing her son, Imad, murdered in a terrorist attack, in 2012, Latifa somehow found the strength to overcome this tragedy by taking positive action.
The United Nations chief’s clarion call to tap the potential of those with autism should be taken note of. Building a more inclusive and accessible world that recognises the contribution of all people, including persons with disabilities, must be a “key goal”