UN Chief calls for new approach to prevent wars

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Published on January 11, 2017
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New United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed disappointment over the world body’s failure to prevent wars and conflicts around the globe.
Guterres was making his first address to the 15-member Security Council since taking office on January First. He said a whole new approach was needed to prevent wars. While pledging to strengthen the world body's mediation capacity, the U-N chief urged the Security Council to do more to prevent conflicts instead of just responding to them. The remarks came as the council remains largely deadlocked over several crisis-hit countries such as Syria, South Sudan and Burundi. Guterres who is the former prime minister of Portugal and former UN refugee chief, said too many opportunities to prevent conflicts had been lost due to mistrust among states.

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