United Nations Secretary-General Guterres said at the online special meeting of the Munich Security Conference (Mu’an Conference) on the 19th that the global challenges facing mankind are becoming increasingly severe and complex, but the response measures are fragmented and insufficient.
He called for a stronger and more inclusive multilateralism.
In his video speech, Guterres pointed out that the COVID-19 epidemic has exposed deep cracks and vulnerabilities in the world, which go far beyond epidemics and public health, affecting more fields such as climate change, social structure, gender equality, sustainable development goals, cyberspace and so on.
Guterres said that 2021 must be a year back on track, “it is time to redefine global governance in the 21st century”.
He believes that it is necessary to ensure that global public goods are provided in new ways, build a fair globalization, and solve common challenges.
Guterres stressed that multilateralism should be strengthened to give the world a networked multilateralism that links global and regional organizations, economic and political entities, an inclusive multilateralism involving enterprises, cities, universities and including actions related to gender equality, racial justice and climate change, and A multilateralism that respects the rights and interests of future generations.
On the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, Guterres said that vaccine equity is essential to saving lives and the economy.
The G20 is well positioned to establish an emergency working group to prepare a “global vaccination plan”.
The Mu’an Association is an important platform for senior decision makers and scholars around the world to express their positions and exchange views on major international security issues.
The 57th Mu’an Conference was originally scheduled to be held from February 19 to 21 this year, but due to the impact of the coronavirus epidemic, the organizers of the conference announced that it would postpone the holding of an official offline meeting and hold a special session online first.