The year is coming to an end and we all have our new year resolutions. The COVID-19 has taken a toll on us and we want a better 2022. The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has thus urged different countries to take steps geared to benefit their people. In his new year message, he stated that
The year is coming to an end and we all have our new year resolutions. The COVID-19 has taken a toll on us and we want a better 2022. The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has thus urged different countries to take steps geared to benefit their people.
In his new year message, he stated that “countries could together make recovery for people and planet their priority.” According to him. “The world welcomes 2022 with our hopes for the future being tested by deepening poverty and worsening inequality…an unequal distribution of COVID-19 vaccines…climate commitments that fall short, and by ongoing conflict, division, and misinformation,” he said.
He further stated, “these were not just policy tests” but “moral and real-life tests”. He further stressed that “these are examinations that all of humanity can pass if we commit to making 2022 a year of recovery for everyone.”
The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has exhaustively detailed how the recovery should be done, he stated.
Speaking for a better economy, Guterres said that wealthier countries must support the developing world with “financing, investment and debt relief”. Also, to recover from division and mistrust, he stated that, a new emphasis must be placed on science, facts and reason.
“At the same time, recovery from conflicts calls for a renewed spirit of dialogue, compromise and reconciliation while restoring our planet takes climate commitments that match the scale and urgency of the crisis,” Guterres said.
The UN chief also stated that “moments of great difficulty were also a moment of great opportunity to come together in solidarity”
“This is because they offer the chance to unite behind solutions that could benefit all people and to move forward together, with hope in what our human family can accomplish.
“Together, let’s make recovery our resolution for 2022,’’ he added.