UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged world leaders attending the 78th session of the UN General Assembly to come up with solutions to global challenges, such as the climate crisis, new conflicts, the cost of living, and soaring inequality.
He said that this is not a time for posturing or indecision, but rather a time for compromise and action. He also said that the United Nations is mobilizing to support relief efforts in Morocco and Libya, where thousands of people have died in recent days.
Guterres said that the new multipolar world order requires strong and reformed institutions based around the UN Charter and international law. He also laid out the stall for next week’s key summits, on climate, investment for development, health challenges, and specific regional crises.
He reiterated his appeal to Heads of State and Government bound for New York, saying that if we want a future of peace and prosperity based on equity and solidarity, leaders have a special responsibility to achieve compromise in designing our common future for our common good.
In other words, Guterres is calling on world leaders to put aside their differences and work together to solve the world’s problems. He is also urging them to support the United Nations and its efforts to address global challenges.