A worldwide compromise is in everyone’s best interest, according to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday.
The comments were made by Guterres during a press conference that was conducted prior to the UN General Assembly’s 78th session’s high-level week.
World leaders and delegates will assemble at the UN headquarters in New York starting on September 18 to take part in a number of high-level meetings and festivities.
“My appeal to world leaders will be clear,” Guterres declared. It is time to work together to find genuine, workable answers. It is time for compromise in the interest of a better tomorrow. This is not the time for posture or posturing.
“Compromise is politics; compromise is diplomacy; compromise is effective leadership,” he continued. He emphasized that “action is what the world needs now” and that the high-level week is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for leaders from all over the world to act for the greater good as well as to assess the state of the planet.
According to Guterres, the world leaders are meeting at a moment when mankind is facing enormous difficulties, including a deteriorating climate emergency, intensifying conflicts, a crisis in the global cost of living, skyrocketing disparities, and profound technological upheavals.
Geopolitical conflicts are impeding our ability to respond, he continued, despite the fact that people are looking to their leaders to get them out of this situation.
The globe is becoming multipolar. While fragmentation, growing tensions, and worse outcomes might result from multipolarity, Guterres observed that it can also be a factor of equilibrium.
But he added, “A zero-sum game results in everyone getting zero at a time when our problems are more interconnected than ever. The head of the UN told reporters that despite differences in opinion, interests, viewpoints, and cultural backgrounds, compromise is necessary for the globe.
His words were, “Leaders have a specific responsibility to achieve compromise in constructing our collective future for our common good if we desire a future of peace and prosperity based on equality and solidarity. “Start here in New York the following week.”