Editor in Chief: Dr. Hussain Yasa Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

New UN Chief Calls for Reform, Collective Efforts to Achieve UN Goals

New UN Chief Calls for Reform,  Collective Efforts to Achieve UN Goals

UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told UN staff members here on Tuesday that the UN needs their collective engagement to make changes to achieve the goals of the organization on peace, security and development.
Guterres took reins of the UN on New Year's Day.
In his speech at UN headquarters, Guterres encouraged his staff members to be proud of the organization and to recognize its achievements though there is doubt about the role that UN can play in world affairs.
He said due to the work of the UN, many people have been rescued, many people have suffered less, and many people have seen their living conditions improved through international cooperation in different parts of the world.
Guterres also asked the staff members to recognize the shortcomings of the UN as it had failed to prevent and resolve conflicts in some parts of the world.
He urged them to be collectively engaged in UN system reform to get rid of bureaucracy, to facilitate dialogues and discussions, and to work for peace, security, sustainable development and human rights for all people around the world.
Before giving the speech, Guterres laid a wreath at the UN headquarters to honor UN staff fallen in the line of duty. (Xinhua)