Syria war ‘unwinnable’: UN chief Guterres
Syria war ‘unwinnable’: UN chief Guterres: The Syrian conflict is “unwinnable”, Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday in his first speech in Britain since taking over as UN Secretary General.
“It is high time to understand that this is a war where nobody is winning and this is a war which is becoming a danger to all of us” by boosting regional instability and international terrorism, he said.
“There will only be peace in Syria or in any of the other conflicts that we are witnessing when the parties to the conflict understand that they cannot win,” he said, listing also the conflicts in Libya, South Sudan and Yemen.
Asked about the inability of the United Nations to find political solutions to wars, Guterres admitted there was a “paralysis” in international diplomacy.
“Today the Security Council is only able to fully address a crisis when the countries of the region are united,” he said, criticising the use of vetoes to block resolutions aimed at ending crises.
Asked about the rise of nationalism in the world, he said that there was “a lot of anger of many people because they see wealth, they see people living extremely well and they feel left behind”.
“The levels of inequality in the world have increased. There is only one way to avoid it: it’s to address those problems” by creating jobs and social programmes to help the most vulnerable, he said.
Guterres, a former Portuguese prime minister, replaced South Korean Ban Ki-moon in January.
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HumSub TV also aims to enter into bilateral agreements with other countries to promote not only their culture, heritage and tourism, but also their educational and medical facilities.
Following the successful launch of HumSub TV’s head office in Blue Area, Islamabad; the bureau office has been set up in Lahore.
To project positive image building of Pakistan and inculcate nationalism, as per the vision of the founder of the nation, Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
HumSub TV is resolute about the promotion of a pluralistic, inclusive and egalitarian society in Pakistan where all citizens are allowed to contribute to promote interfaith harmony, peace and collective wisdom in the social, political and economic development of Pakistan and to encourage critical and lateral thinking in the society. HumSub TV strives to make a positive contribution to this end.
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HumSub TV, Pakistan’s first EDUTAINMENT Channel, has been set up for not only those audience residing in Pakistan or overseas but the international community on the whole. The vision of the channel is to project positive image building of Pakistan and inculcate nationalism as per the vision of the founder of the nation.
HumSub TV strives to make a positive contribution to this end by promoting pluralism, inclusiveness and egality in Pakistan and give voice to the suppressed. It endeavors to act as a positive catalyst for social change and Pakistani nationalism. It envisions providing a platform for airing critical and lateral thinking and collective wisdom by inviting positive minded intellectuals and opinion forming individuals for the promotion of interfaith harmony and peace in the social, political and economic development of Pakistan.
Whereas the channel airs upbeat edutainment programmes, it, nonetheless, has the primary objective of countering negative anti-Pakistan regional and international propaganda as well as advancing fundamental rights as encapsulated in the Constitution of Pakistan.
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