UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres stated that the international order should be renewed in order to combat global inequality.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for fighting global inequality in a statement released in New York on the occasion of Nelson Mandela’s birthday celebrations.
“For more than 70 years, the nations that have been mentioned for more than 70 years have refused to worry about reforms in order to change the necessary balance of power in international institutions,” said Guterres.
The UN Secretary-General stated that a new global agreement is needed to distribute influence, wealth and opportunities more fairly worldwide.
CRITICISM OF PERMANENT MEMBERS
The UN Secretary General, in his speech, criticized the great powers in the world and stated that these forces often cannot produce common solutions on difficult issues such as war and conflict.
Guterres gave the right to vote in the UN Security Council as an example. Reminding that the USA, Russia, China, Britain and France have veto power as permanent members of the council, Guterres noted that decisions such as the Syrian War were blocked and that the decision could not be taken without the will of these countries.
“Inequality starts at the top: in global organizations. The fight against inequality begins with reform,” said Guterres.