Dec. 29 () –
The Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, has urged to advocate peace in his New Year’s speech for 2023, in which he has criticized wars in different parts of the world.
“In 2022, millions of people around the world literally swept up the ashes. From the Ukraine to Afghanistan to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and beyond, people left the ruins of their homes and lives in search of something better,” he said. indicated the Secretary General of the UN.
“In 2023, we need peace, now more than ever,” he asserted, mentioning that “across the world, one hundred million people have fled, fleeing wars, forest fires, droughts, poverty and hunger.”
Thus, he has urged dialogue “to put an end to conflicts”, in addition, he has called for “building a more sustainable world” to achieve “peace with nature and our climate”.
On the other hand, she has pointed out the need to build a better world for women and girls, so that “they can live with dignity and security”.
Guterres has also advocated for “the full protection of all Human Rights”, as well as the commitment to a year free of hate speech and abuse.
“In 2023, let’s put peace at the center of our words and actions. Together, let’s make 2023 a year in which peace is restored to our lives, our homes and our world,” he concluded.