UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned this Wednesday that “the world has entered an era of chaos.” He did so by denouncing the unprecedented divisions of the Security Council, unable to reach an agreement in the face of the “terrible conflicts” that are multiplying on the planet.
“There are governments that ignore and undermine the very principles of multilateralism, without being completely accountable. The Security Council, the main tool for world peace, is stagnant due to geopolitical fissures,” he said when presenting his priorities for 2024 to the United Nations General Assembly.
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According to him, “this is not the first time that the Security Council is divided. But it's the worst. “The current dysfunction is deeper and more dangerous,” warned Guterres.
“A dangerous and unpredictable pitched battle with total impunity”
Guterrez said that “during the Cold War there were “mechanisms in place that will help manage relations between the superpowers.”
However, he warned that in “current multipolar world such mechanisms do not exist.” “Our world has entered an era of chaos,” she warned.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks at the General Assembly (Photo by KENA BETANCUR / AFP)
The results “are plain to see: a dangerous and unpredictable pitched battle with total impunity,” said Guterres, concerned about new nuclear proliferation and the development of “new ways to kill each other and for humanity to annihilate itself.” ”.
“There is so much anger, hate and noise in our world today! Every day and at the slightest opportunity there is war. Terrible conflicts that kill and maim civilians at unprecedented levels. Dialectical wars. Territory wars. Cultural wars,” he indicated.
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From Sudan to Ukraine, from Gaza to the Democratic Republic of Congo, from Yemen to Burma, “along with the proliferation of conflicts, global humanitarian needs are at an unprecedented level, but funding is not up to par,” he lamented. quoted by AFP.
Guterres urged the international community to seize the occasion of the “Summit of the Future” taking place in September in New York, during the annual meeting of the UN General Assembly to “shape multilateralism for the years to come.”