Guterres: The core values ​​of the UN Charter have no expiration date

Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations / Photo: EPA-EFE / MAXIM SHEMETOV / POOL

On the occasion of UN Day, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said today that solidarity is the only way forward and that the values ​​on which the UN Charter has been based for 76 years - peace, development, human rights and opportunities for all - have no expiration date. .

Guterres said in the message that the UN was formed 76 years ago as a beacon of hope for a world emerging from the shadow of a catastrophic conflict.

He called on people to come together to meet the great challenges and work towards achieving the goals of sustainable development.

- Providing access to Covid-19 vaccines for everyone, anywhere in the world. "By protecting the rights and dignity of all people, especially the poorest and most vulnerable, by trying to stop the conflicts that leave scars on our world," Guterres said.

The UN Secretary General added that we need to commit to the fight against climate change to save the planet and keep that word.

- Today, as we celebrate UN Day, let these ideals unite us and encourage us to fully realize the promise, potential and hope that the United Nations symbolizes, stressed the head of the world organization