New UN chief has big goals

2017-01-03 20:06
New UN chief Antonio Guterres. (Seth Wenig, AP)

New UN chief Antonio Guterres. (Seth Wenig, AP)

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New York - The new UN secretary-general says he's "no miracle maker" but Antonio Guterres has big ambitions...he wants to shake up the global body and get all 193 member nations to come together to solve the "terrible problems" the world is facing.

Speaking on his first day at UN headquarters after taking the organisation's reins from Ban Ki-moon, Guterres said on Tuesday that conflicts were multiplying and becoming interlinked and have triggered "global terrorism." He said there were also massive human rights violations and growing inequalities that sparked revolt, anger and instability.

The former Portuguese prime minister and UN refugee chief said "only global solutions can address global problems and the UN is the cornerstone of that multilateral approach." But Guterres said this belief isn't shared by many people around the world.

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