Video: UN Secretary-General António Guterres Speech at UNGA 73

 




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UN Secretary-General António Guterres Speech at UNGA 73

 

 

‘Winds of Hope’

 

“Despite the chaos and confusion in our world, I see winds of hope blowing around the globe,” said Mr. Guterres, noting the recent signing of the historic peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea, the start of the peace process between Djibouti and Eritrea, and other positive developments elsewhere.

 

 

 

Winds of hope’

 

“Despite the chaos and confusion in our world, I see winds of hope blowing around the globe,” said Mr. Guterres, noting the recent signing of the historic peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea, the start of the peace process between Djibouti and Eritrea, and other positive developments elsewhere.

 

 

The approval of a compact on refugees and another on migration also represent signs of hope, he said, highlighting also the promise offered by the world’s young people, gender equality gaining ground and growing awareness of discrimination and violence against women and girls.

 

 

He also stressed that the UN must lead the way in pursuit of gender equality.

 

 

Despite the chaos and confusion in our world, I see winds of hope blowing around the globe

 

 

“For the first time in United Nations history, there is full parity in our Senior Management Group and among Resident Coordinators leading country teams around the world. We are firmly committed to equality and empowerment everywhere,” said the Secretary-General.

 




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In conclusion, Mr. Guterres recalled the words of former Secretary-General Kofi Annan, in which Mr. Annan said that the world shares a common destiny and that everyone can master it only if they face it together –that is why we have the United Nations.

 

 

“Our future rests on solidarity,” said Mr. Guterres, calling on everyone to help repair the broken trust.

 

 

“We must reinvigorate our multilateral project. And we must uphold dignity for one and for all.”

 

 

Source: https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/09/1020402

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