'Reform or rupture': UN chief Guterres gives clarion call to reform Security Council 'in line with the world of today'

Updated: Sep 19 2023 7:12PM

United Nations, Sep 19 (PTI) United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday gave a clarion call to reform the UN Security Council “in line with the world of today” and based on equity, telling leaders that the 15-nation body reflects the political and economic realities of 1945 and risks becoming part of the problem instead of solving it.

"Our world is becoming unhinged. Geopolitical tensions are rising. Global challenges are mounting. And we seem incapable of coming together to respond,” Guterres told world leaders in his address to the 78th session of the UN General Assembly here.

Addressing the world from the iconic green podium in the UNGA hall, Guterres said the world confronts a host of existential threats – from the climate crisis to disruptive technologies – and “we do so at a time of chaotic transition.