Friday, September 29, 2023

“Use your power and fight,” Guterres told members of the Group of 77 and China

“Use your power and fight,” this is how the Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, spoke to the Group of 77 and China during the opening session of the Summit of this unifying body of the Southern country was held this Friday in Havana.

In a forum that will last until this Saturday and will be attended by more than a hundred delegations from the Havana Convention Palace – led by the President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, for the Island as The pro-tempore president of the Group-António Guterressed the unifying body to support a system for all people and not only for the privileged.

“We must create a future for the developing countries,” emphasized the Secretary General of the United Nations, on a day with the special presence of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz.

At the beginning of his speech, Guterres declared: “It is a pleasure to be with you today, in historic Havana.” And he said: “I congratulate Cuba on its presidency of the G-77 and I thank it for the warm welcome and hospitality it has given me.”

The Secretary General then recalled that “almost 60 years ago, a group of countries gathered to sign the document establishing the G-77; namely, the Joint Declaration of the Seventy-Seven Developing Countries.”

The founders, he said, declared themselves united in their determination to remedy centuries of injustice and neglect. And then the manager stated that “in today’s chaotic world, this function is as important as ever.”

The members of the Group were described by Guterres as “the engine of sustainable development.” Regarding them, he appreciated that “in recent decades their countries have lifted hundreds of millions of people from poverty, and they have joined the United Nations in the search for global solutions and unity .”

However, as the Secretary-General of the United Nations said, these members “are creating a web of crises in the world.”


Poverty is increasing and hunger is increasing; prices are rising; Debt is overwhelming and climate disasters are becoming more frequent. This is how António Guterres lists some of the biggest disasters on the planet, and then says that “the conclusion is clear: the world has failed the developing countries.”

A special moment occurred when the Secretary General congratulated Cuba for achieving the development of its own vaccines to deal with COVID-19 – one of the most recent tragedies at the global level – and for to make it available, not only to the population of the Greater Antilles but also to people from other latitudes.

At another point in his speech, he referred to the great poverty suffered in Africa, while in other areas of the planet the reality goes to another extreme. Faced with such inequality, he indicated, a safe transition is needed, aimed at technological progress. The speaker also called on the members of the Group of 77 to play an important role in the interests of developing countries.

The topic of Artificial Intelligence and its use inspires other reflections of Guterres, who talks about the enthronement of greater justice, at the planetary level, about the binary tool that should serve the process of civilization in general. the.

Regarding financing, he stated that it also requires global action. And about how difficult it is for developing countries to face the challenges of climate change, he stated that the world needs climate and financial justice.

Everything, he said, must be protected on the planet, with a system that makes it possible to deal with natural disasters. “We must act now,” he declared; and for this reason he made reference to the need for financial resources to be allocated to developing countries, so that they can face natural attacks.

António Guterres said many actions and few words, to end the inequalities that do not allow progress, who, in the essence of his words, explained that, if it is about saving lives and caring for our species, the era of Promises without facts stopped making sense a long time ago.

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