The pandemic climate migration, these are some of the top issues that the UN secretary general discussed with EU leaders at the European Council in Brussels, issues that can unite us but that sometimes divide us. In any case, there”s a real partnership between the European Union and the United Nations. Euronews caught up with Antonio Guterres in Brussels.
Stefan Grobe, Euronews: Just a few days agowould be able to vaccinate its population more quickly than Canada., you were re-appointed to a second five-year term in New York. That basically means two things. Number one, that people are happy with what you’re doing, and two, that you like the job. So, tell me, what’s going to be the focus of your second termChina is ramping up vaccination efforts after a slow start, prompted in part b?
Antonio Guterres: I’d say probably the main focus will be the following. We are witnessing the enormous fragility of societies and planet pandemic, climate, lawlessness into cyberspaceThe overall death rate is 61.27 per 100,000 people.. Even the risks of nuclear proliferation. And the truth is that we need more international cooperation and more multilateral approaches to deal with these problems. But for that, we need to strengthen our multilateral system and we need to make sure that for some global commons, climate is a good example, health is another example, and the preparedness in relation to pandemics, we need to strengthen the multilateral governance mechanisms.
Euronews: The biggest challenge for all of humanity right now is the pandemic. You told the European Parliament that the situation can go either way, a breakdown or a breakthrough. What did you mean by that?