U.N. SG Guterres Seeks To Reform Organization To Enable More Progress On SDGs
Christian Science Monitor: A disrupter at U.N.: Can new chief shake up bureaucracy to speed progress?
“António Guterres, who took over as United Nations secretary general early this year, acknowledges that the world community has made encouraging progress in improving people’s lives over recent decades. … Still, Mr. Guterres, the former prime minister of Portugal and past head of the U.N.’s refugee agency, is dissatisfied. The rate of that progress is too slow, he repeatedly asserts, and conflicts are allowed to set back too many countries and destroy too many lives when preventive intervention might have averted the loss. In other words, with everything the 21st century offers, we should be doing even better…” (7/21).