“No peace is safe with out inclusive and sustainable growth that leaves nobody behind,” he stated, drawing parallels to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
“Just as progress in the direction of one purpose lifts all others, failure in a single space dangers reversing good points throughout the board. And no failure is extra calamitous than the failure to stop battle,” he burdened.
Mr. Guterres noticed a worldwide sample the place international locations nearer to battle are usually farther from attaining any measure of sustainable and inclusive growth.
Nine out of the ten nations with the bottom Human Development Indicators have skilled conflicts or violence previously decade, he stated, figuring out inequalities, lack of alternatives, corruption, local weather chaos, and environmental degradation.
“Organized crime, violent extremist and terrorist teams discover fertile floor in such environments – fraying the social material and additional aggravating insecurities and corroding efficient governance,” he stated.
The UN chief burdened the mutually reinforcing relationship between growth and battle prevention, emphasizing that human growth promotes hope, prevention, safety, and peace.
He referred to as for simultaneous efforts to advance peace and sustainable, inclusive growth.
To obtain this, Mr. Guterres outlined key steps, together with making certain meals safety, training, talent growth, healthcare, social safety, and dignity for all.
SDGs off observe
As 85 per cent of SDGs targets are off observe, Mr. Guterres referred to as for urgency and ambition.
Developing international locations, particularly the Least Developed Countries, face a number of crises, together with crushing debt, local weather catastrophes, widening inequalities, and the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I’ve been advocating for daring steps to make our international establishments – together with the worldwide monetary structure – extra consultant of at the moment’s realities, and extra conscious of the wants of growing economies,” he stated, including:
“I’ve additionally proposed a set of concrete actions we will take now – together with an SDG Stimulus of $500 billion a yr to scale back debt burdens and launch sources for long-term, reasonably priced financing from multilateral and personal sources.”
He emphasised the necessity for collective motion, recalling the New Agenda for Peace, which he proposed in July.
“We should acknowledge that – as a global group – we’re solely as sturdy as our weakest hyperlink,” he stated.
Looking forward, he urged Member States to strategy the Summit of the Future in a spirit of solidarity and ambition.
“To safe peace and advance growth, we should jettison the self-defeating logic of zero-sum competitors, recommit to cooperation, and nurture the braveness to compromise.”
The open debate
The open debate was organized by China, which holds the Council presidency for November.
An open debate is a gathering that permits for the participation of non-Council Member States, regional organizations and others as acceptable, offering a platform for a broader vary of voices to deal with particular points on the agenda.