The alarm was echoed in a speech on Saturday marking the 102nd birthday of Nelson Mandela, the legendary leader of the anti-apartheid movement and South Africa’s first black president.
“A microscopic virus has brought us down to our knees,” he said. The epidemic has exposed the fragility of the world, “he said.” The regions that were making progress in reducing poverty and reducing inequality have lagged behind for many years in just a few months.
” More. Besides, millions of people have lost their jobs and become unemployed. According to Guterres, “the economic crisis is being exacerbated by the epidemic, especially among temporary workers, small businesses and women.” As a result, another 100 million people could fall into extreme poverty.
Historically, we have also seen famines. ‘ The illusion that we live in a racist-northern world is exposing all the lies and deceptions. We’re all in the same boat, unraveling the myth. ”He remarked that only the 26 richest have the same wealth as half the world’s population. Guterres said, “People are losing patience because of the obvious inequalities and inequalities in society.” But money is not the only measure of inequality. In this case, he mentions the death of a black man named “George Floyd” in the torture of white police in the United States. In the words of the UN chief, “Enough is enough, these are his symbols.”