Guterres considers an unprecedented number of civilian deaths in Gaza • Workers

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned today of the number of civilian casualties of the conflict in Gaza, a number he considered unprecedented since he took office.

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After arriving in the capital to attend the eighth summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), the UN chief called for an international investigation after 100 people were killed on Thursday in the enclave after an attack while they were waiting. To deliver aid.

The High Representative said in statements to the press: “I believe that a situation like this will require an effective independent investigation to uncover how this happened and who is responsible.”

Guterres welcomed efforts aimed at maintaining peace in the Latin American region while “we are witnessing the spread of wars and conflicts of all kinds in the world.”

In this context, he considered it encouraging that Latin America and the Caribbean remained at peace, and that mediation efforts prevailed in conflicts such as the recent conflict between Guyana and Venezuela.

The Secretary-General of the United Nations expressed his thanks for the support of the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves, for his attention to any potential conflict, his committed, active and effective mediation, as well as his steadfast commitment to the solution. Of the problems in Haiti

The Secretary-General pointed to the prevailing context in that country as one of the major challenges in the region, and called for effective political progress for the nation, a security system that makes it possible to put an end to gangs and crime, as well as more international support. .

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At the same time, he warned of the economic and climate challenges facing Latin America and the Caribbean after the impact of Covid-19 and the chaos caused by global warming and natural disasters.

He added: “We now see many economies on this continent drowning in debt, and we see that the unfair, ineffective and outdated international financial structure has proven unable to support these countries in this time of need.”

The Secretary-General of the United Nations insisted on his calls to reform financial institutions and provide more support to developing countries in the face of the climate crisis.

“It is time to reform our international financial institutions,” he added. “It is time for a new Bretton Woods movement in which developing countries can see an international financial system capable of meeting the enormous challenges they face.”

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