Chief Antonio Guterres said that the world should have only one government.
And no doubt he expects the UN to be the head of that government… as the head of the UN, he would be in the driver’s seat.
“We need a networked multilateralism, bringing together the U.N. system, regional organizations, international financial institutions and others. And we need an inclusive multilateralism, drawing on the indispensable contributions of civil society, business, cities, regions and, in particular, with greater weight given to the voices of youth.”
As we mark the 75th anniversary of the @UN Charter, we must reimagine the way nations cooperate.
— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) June 25, 2020
This pronouncement comes just as the UN celebrates the 75th anniversary of the origination of its charter.
Personally, if the choice was mine, I would deport the UN as a bunch of undesirable aliens.
He claimed in the 21st century, governments are no longer the only political and power reality, adding “we need an effective multilateralism that can function as an instrument of global governance where it is needed.”
“The problem is that today’s multilateralism lacks scale, ambition and teeth. And some of the instruments that do have teeth, show little or no appetite to bite, as has recently been the case with the difficulties faced by the Security Council,” he said.
In response to questions as to exactly what the U.N. has achieved over three-quarters of a century, Guterres said “at least the Third World War so many people have predicted was avoided.
“We had what many called the ‘long peace’ with many small conflicts, but conflicts in which the big powers did not get involved against each other.”