On the occasion of the completion of 75 years of the founding of the United Nations, UN Secretary-General
Antonio Guterres rightly warned that today the world stands at such a dark point, where extraordinary unity and world-class common effort is needed to move forward.
After seeing the destructive form of the Second World War, the United Nations was formed to realize the dream of peace, it can be said to be almost as successful that in these 75 years, the world has seen war as much and as it has. , Did not see the third world war. But given the challenges that are still facing us, it is bound to worry that human society will overcome the horrific epidemic like Corona and the economic problems that are arising from it, or some more terrible problems in trying to face them. Will stand.
Guterres said exactly that these are not challenges that each country can plan to deal with separately. Conversely, if the world's two largest economies (America and China) divide the globe into two parts and run their own business and financial laws, creating separate technological circles, then the world should also see the Great Depression of 1929. It will not take long to leave it behind. It is clear that the matter itself is also related to the existence and relevance of the United Nations.
In such a situation, the UN Chief called upon all the member nations to seize all the mutual disputes and conflicts and put them on hold for the next 100 days to deal with the Coronavirus and other problems arising out of it. Distinctions like big and small, rich, and poor have no meaning. Victory will only happen when everyone wins.
The question is how seriously the world leaders take this very important proposal of the UN Secretary-General. Unfortunately, the answer was found only at this UN General Assembly meeting, when US President Donald Trump, blatantly contradicting this call, put the full blame of the Corona epidemic on China and said that his accountability should be fixed first.
Indeed, after having tasted a unipolar world system in the nearly two decades after the Cold War, it is not easy for the US to accept the possibility that it might snatch away its status. China has many problems in its global outlook, but not only on the economic front but also in the field of science and technology, it is constantly challenging the US.
In such a situation, it does not seem logical that the conflict between the two will be resolved with the outcome of the US presidential election. Clearly, all those people and institutions, including Antonio Guterres, who want to see the world free from Corona's torture, have to make a lot of impact in their voices.