The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres has said the world should be resolute about recovery in 2022.
The UN scribe, in his New Year’s Message said the, “world welcomes 2022 with our hopes for the future being tested by deepening poverty and worsening inequality; by an unequal distribution of COVID vaccines, by climate commitments that fall short.”
He added that the future was equally tested by ongoing conflict, division, and misinformation, insisting that these are not just policy tests but moral and real-life tests.
Guterres, however, said they were tests that humanity could pass, “if we commit to making 2022 a year of recovery for everyone.”
He added: “Recovery from the pandemic — with a bold plan to vaccinate every person, everywhere. Recovery for our economies — with wealthier countries supporting the developing world with financing, investment and debt relief.
“Recovery from mistrust and division — with a new emphasis on science, facts and reason. Recovery from conflicts — with a renewed spirit of dialogue, compromise and reconciliation.
“And recovery for our planet — with climate commitments that match the scale and urgency of the crisis.”
According to him, moments of great difficulty are also moments of great opportunity, to come together in solidarity, to unite behind solutions that could benefit all people, and to move forward together with hope in what our human family can accomplish.
He said: “Together, let’s make recovery our resolution for 2022.