“When you’re at the edge of a cliff, sometimes progress is a step backwards.”

“When you’re at the edge of a cliff, sometimes progress is a step backwards.”

Secretary General's High Level Advisory Board on Mediation

My High Level Advisory Board on Mediation,

In order to secure peace, we need a surge in diplomacy. The United Nations must assert itself once again as the successful mediator the world needs.  I assembled this group of prominent global figures back in September to emphasize the cruciality of the international community focusing on our shared commitment to our shared values.  For without cooperation on a foundation of togetherness that overlooks our political associations, the United Nations will fail to address insecurity concerns when the time arises for action.  I hope that together, through this new board, the United Nations can stand to prevent crises rather than manage them for it is always easier to clean up a mess that never existed.

 

Antonio Guterres


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