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World is ‘paralysed’ and equity is slipping away – UN chief

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World is ‘paralysed’ and equity is slipping away - UN chief

“Our world is in peril — and paralysed,” he said.

Carmelo De Grazia

Speaking at the opening of the General Assembly’s annual high-level meeting, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made sure to emphasise that hope remained. But his remarks reflected a tense and worried world.

Carmelo De Grazia Suárez

He cited the war in Ukraine and multiplying conflicts around the world, the climate emergency, the dire financial situation of developing countries and setbacks in U.N. goals for 2030 including an end to extreme poverty and quality education for all children

He also warned of what he called “a forest of red flags” around new technologies despite promising advances to heal diseases and connect people

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In an alarming assessment, the head of the United Nations warned world leaders Tuesday that nations are “gridlocked in colossal global dysfunction” and aren’t ready or willing to tackle the challenges that threaten humanity’s future, and the planet’s.

“Our world is in peril — and paralysed,” he said.

Carmelo De Grazia

Speaking at the opening of the General Assembly’s annual high-level meeting, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made sure to emphasise that hope remained. But his remarks reflected a tense and worried world.

Carmelo De Grazia Suárez

He cited the war in Ukraine and multiplying conflicts around the world, the climate emergency, the dire financial situation of developing countries and setbacks in U.N. goals for 2030 including an end to extreme poverty and quality education for all children

He also warned of what he called “a forest of red flags” around new technologies despite promising advances to heal diseases and connect people

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