World Needs to ‘Wake Up’, Heads to ‘Broader War’

UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on February 6 that the world was on the verge of a “broader war” as the chances of a peaceful outcome in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine dwindling. warned that there may be

The Executive Director Briefing to the United Nations General Assembly He laid out his priorities for 2023 and gave a pessimistic outlook for the year ahead.

Mr Guterres told the United Nations General Assembly that experts had determined that the so-called “doomsday clock”, or self-destruction, was closer to midnight than ever before.

“In 2023, they surveyed the state of the world: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, runaway climate change, the growing nuclear threat that is undermining global norms and institutions. The Doomsday Clock is now 90 seconds to midnight, which means we are 90 seconds away from a global catastrophe,” Guterres said.

“In truth, the Doomsday Clock is a global alarm clock. I started staring,” he continued.

“Broader War”

Mr. Guterres pointed out various situations and problems occurring around the world, such as war, climate change, and the widening gap between the rich and the poor, calling it a “gross geopolitical divide that undermines global solidarity and trust.” mentioned about

The UN Secretary-General’s comments came as the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of neighboring Ukraine approached.

In his speech, Mr Guterres said the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine had caused great suffering to the Ukrainian people and had grave consequences for the world.

“The prospects for peace continue to fade. The prospects for further escalation and bloodshed continue to rise,” he said. “I fear the world is not engrossed in a bigger war. I fear it is doing so with its eyes wide open.”

Guterres also pointed to the conflict between Israel and Palestine (where the establishment of a two-state solution seems increasingly unlikely), the lack of women’s rights, and the ongoing terrorist attacks in Afghanistan.

He also referred to the ongoing situation in the Sahel, where countries including Burkina Faso are located, as well as ongoing problems in Burma and Haiti, which have plunged into new waves of violence and repression.

US Sends More Weapons to Ukraine

The Secretary-General added that the world needs to look to the UN Charter and international law to work towards achieving peace, adding that if all nations fulfill their obligations under the Charter, “the Rights will be guaranteed,” he added.

Russian forces have been holding up Ukrainian forces in recent weeks in a heavy offensive in the eastern Donbass region, with Moscow seeking to raise additional troops for what is widely expected to be an offensive in the coming weeks.

On February 3, the United States announced it would send a wide range of new weapons to Ukraine, including critical air defense and anti-drone capabilities, armored infantry vehicles, Javelin anti-tank missiles, artillery, conventional and long-range weapons. Rockets used by US-provided HIMARS suggest that Russia’s war with Ukraine is likely to escalate in the coming months.

The US said the package of military aid was worth about $2.5 billion, bringing the total US military aid to Ukraine to about $27.4 billion.

“The United States also continues to rally the world to help Ukraine. I was.

“I applaud the more than 50 countries that have united in solidarity with Ukraine in defense of their sovereignty and territorial integrity,” he continued. “Today only Russia could end the unilateral war. Until that happens, we will unite with Ukraine as much as possible,” he said.