UN chief recalls his message to G20, tells world leaders it's time for global compromise to deal with current challenges

Updated: Sep 19 2023 8:11PM

By Yoshita Singh

United Nations, Sep 19 (PTI) Recalling his message to the G20 leaders in India, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday underscored that it is time for a "global compromise" as he told Heads of State and Government here that the world needs statesmanship and not gamesmanship to deal with current challenges.

"Divides are widening within countries. Democracy is under threat. Authoritarianism is on the march. Inequalities are growing. And hate speech is on the rise,” Guterres told world leaders in his address to the 78th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) here Tuesday.

Addressing the world from the iconic green podium in the UNGA hall, Guterres said that in the face of all the challenges that are confronting the world, compromise has become a "dirty word".