UN chief calls on EU to help world get ‘back on track’ — Global Issues
During a joint press conference with the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, Mr. Guterres called for EU leaders help the world ‘get back on track’ Sustainable development goals (SDGs) at a time when progress in so many parts of the world has been reversed.
Acceleration and reform
“We need an accelerated agenda” he say.
Guterres also stressed the need for financial system reform and urgent climate action.
He said Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was causing “enormous suffering” to the Ukrainian people, but was also having a “huge impact” around the world.
The Secretary-General today attended a session with members of the Council of Europe in Brussels.
In a reading of his caucus with members of the European Council – the body that forms an executive part of the European Union along with the European Commission – The The Office spokesman said on behalf of the head of the United Nations that it has provided a “timely opportunity to discuss pressing global issues“.
Mr. Guterres thanked the European Union for its strong support of the United Nations and multilateralism in general, calling for greater cooperation in the implementation of the blueprint ‘Our Common Agenda’. and Future Summit next year.
Regarding Ukraine, he stressed the need for a “just peace” in accordance with the unchartedgeneral international law, and resolutions of the General Assembly.
“He provided an update on enhancing global food security through the Black Sea Grains Initiative and efforts to facilitate Russian food and fertilizer exports.” commends to all EU citizens who have shown solidarity with the millions of Ukrainian refugees who have left the war zone.
Keep 1.5 alive
On climate change, Mr. Guterres emphasized the importance of his agenda to promote concrete actions from all parties to implement the recommendations of Monday’s Resolution. IPCC reported, “to maintain the limit of 1.5 degrees.”
“He Welcome to the European Green Deal as an important step in this direction and to encourage the EU to scale up financial and technological cooperation with emerging and developing economies to close the emissions gap and deliver climate justice in the form of awake green jobs, enhance adaptation, implement loss and damage funds, and protect vulnerable communities everywhere.”
The Secretary-General expressed concern about the “perfect storm” facing many developing countries from the COVID crisis, and the cost of living crisis stemming from the invasion of Ukraine and the rapid rise of climate change.
He stressed the importance of putting measures in place for a a fairer economic and financial systemincluding through banking reform, more efficient debt forgiveness and SDG stimulus.