In a joint press encounter with the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, Mr. Guterres appealed for EU leaders to aid the planet “get back on track” towards the Sustainable Improvement Targets (SDGs) at a time when progress in so quite a few components of the planet had been reversed.
Acceleration and reform
“We need to have an acceleration agenda,” he stated.
Mr. Guterres also highlighted the need to have for economic program reforms and urgent climate action.
He stated the Russian invasion of Ukraine is causing “tremendous suffering” to the Ukrainian individuals, but also possessing a “huge impact” about the planet.
The Secretary-Common these days attended a session with the members of the European Council in Brussels.
In a readout of his closed door session with European Council members – the physique that types component of the executive of the European Union alongside the European Commission – The Spokesperson’s Workplace said on behalf of the UN chief that it had offered a “timely chance to talk about pressing international matters”.
Mr. Guterres thanked the European Union for its powerful assistance of the UN and multilateralism general, calling for higher cooperation in implementing his ‘Our Prevalent Agenda’ blueprint, and subsequent year’s Summit of the Future.
On Ukraine, he stressed the need to have for a “just peace” in line with the UN Charter, international law general, and the Common Assembly’s resolution.
“He offered an update on enhancing international meals safety via the Black Sea Grain Initiative and efforts to facilitate the exports of Russian meals and fertilizers”, commending all EU citizens who had shown solidarity with the millions of Ukrainian refugees who have left the war zone.
Maintaining 1.five alive
On climate alter, Mr. Guterres stressed the significance of his agenda to accelerate certain actions from all parties to implement suggestions of Monday’s IPCC report, “to hold the 1.five-degree limit alive.”
“He welcomed the European Green Deal as a substantial step in this path and encouraged the EU to scale up its economic and technological cooperation with emerging and building economies to close the emissions gap and provide climate justice in the type of green jobs, strengthening adaptation, implementing the loss and harm fund, and defending vulnerable communities everywhere.”
The Secretary-Common expressed issues about the “perfect storm” facing quite a few building nations from the COVID crisis, and price of living crisis stemming from the invasion of Ukraine and accelerating climate alter.
He underlined the significance of placing in location measures for a extra equitable financial and economic program, like via banking reform, extra powerful debt relief, and an SDG stimulus.