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UN Chief delivers unity address for 2018

By Li Bingxin (People's Daily)    09:39, January 02, 2018

UN Chief Antonio Guturres delivers his New Year's message to the world on December 31, 2017. Photo: AP

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wished everyone around the world a Happy New Year.

Guterres reminded the world of the conflicts that deepened and the new threats that emerged in 2017.

“Global anxieties over nuclear weapons are the highest since the Cold War. Climate change is moving faster than we are. Inequalities are growing. We see horrific violations of human rights. Nationalism and xenophobia are on the rise,” Guterres said.

He called for unity while looking ahead to 2018.

"I truly believe we can make our world more safe and secure. We can settle conflicts, overcome hatred and defend shared values. But we can only do that together," he emphasized.

He urged leaders everywhere to make the following New Year’s resolution:

“Narrow the gaps. Bridge the divides. Rebuild trust by bringing people together around common goals.”

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