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Secy Gen Guterres stresses on reforming UN

Islamabad, Feb 19 (UNI) United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has stressed that the world organisation needs to be made “more democratic, more open and more effective” and to be more representative of today's multilateral world.

“We lived in a bipolar world, the rules were relatively clear. Today it is no longer bipolar, not yet multipolar, it is a kind of a chaotic world. Power relations are unclear so we see situations of conflict to which many spoilers can do whatever they want because there is no way to create a minimum of order,” he said.
“On one hand, we need global responses to global problems, we need multilateral governance more than ever, yet we live in a chaotic world in which it is difficult to make things move forward. It is a challenge to which we must respond by reforming the UN," he said in an interview to DawnNews TV.
Responding to the alleged ineffectiveness of the UN, Mr Guterres implored that “all I have is my words. People all over the world are unhappy with the way political establishments are working and with the way that globalisation has left so many people behind”.
During a panel discussion at the Munich Security Conference in Germany on February 15, India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that countries across the world, including the United States and China have become more nationalistic today and the phenomenon has resulted in a less multilateral world, thereby, making United nations far less credible than it has been through its history.
UN Chief also expressed concern over India's newly amended citizenship law, also known as Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and said that he is concerned that the act will expose about two million of India minority to the risk of statelessness.
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