U.N. Chief: ‘Global Governance' Solution for Problematic 'National Interests'
Antonio Guterres says governments are no longer the only political and power
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the world is need of an overarching level of multilateral governance that can sideline problematic “national interests."
As the world body commemorates the 75th anniversary of the adoption of the U.N. Charter, the founding instrument of the globalist organization, Guterres called for ways to “re-imagine the way nations cooperate.”
“We need a networked multilateralism, bringing together the U.N. system, regional organizations, international financial institutions, and others," he said.
"And we need an inclusive multilateralism, drawing on the indispensable contributions of civil society, business, cities, regions and, in particular, with greater weight given to the voices of youth,” Guterres said during a virtual press conference.
Guterres claimed governments are no longer the only political and power reality in the 21st century.
"We need an effective multilateralism that can function as an instrument of global governance where it is needed," Guterres stated.
“The problem is that today’s multilateralism lacks scale, ambition, and teeth," he added.
As we mark the 75th anniversary of the @UN Charter, we must reimagine the way nations cooperate.— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) June 25, 2020
We need an effective multilateralism with scale, ambition and teeth.https://t.co/R1x32ceZoe pic.twitter.com/Az791tcSQQ
"And some of the instruments that do have teeth, show little or no appetite to bite, as has recently been the case with the difficulties faced by the Security Council,” he said.
Guterres then responded to questions on what the questions to what the U.N has achieved over three-quarters of a century.
"At least the Third World War so many people have predicted was avoided," Guterres said.
“We had what many called the ‘long peace’ with many small conflicts, but conflicts in which the big powers did not get involved against each other.”
Guterres remarks come as Bill Gates blasted America for rejecting globalism amid the coronavirus crisis, accusing the US Government of "turning inward" by refusing to cooperate with China and other countries during the pandemic.