New UN Secretary General will ‘put peace first’

Posted by | January 1, 2017 05:51 | Filed under: Politics War & Peace

Antonio Guterres sees himself as a “consensus builder.”

Guterres has begun the first day as the United Nations’ new secretary general with a New Year appeal to the world: “Let us resolve to put peace first.”

The former Portuguese prime minister and UN refugee chief made the plea just after taking over the reins of the United Nations from Ban Ki-moon, whose second five-year term ended at midnight on December 31.

Mr Guterres said the only way to help “the millions of people caught up in conflict, suffering massively in wars with no end in sight” was for people, governments and leaders to “strive to overcome our differences”.

“All that we strive for as a human family – dignity and hope, progress and prosperity – depends on peace,” he said.

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9 responses to New UN Secretary General will ‘put peace first’

  1. anothertoothpick January 1st, 2017 at 07:08

    There’s a word you don’t hear much of.

    Peace? What’s that??

  2. oldfart January 1st, 2017 at 11:39

    Did someone mention whirled peas ?

    • bpollen January 1st, 2017 at 16:27

      You can’t hug your kids with nuclear arms!

  3. amersham1046 January 1st, 2017 at 20:33

    just trying again

  4. amersham1046 January 1st, 2017 at 20:40

    just trying again

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