World Must Fight Against Hatred, COVID-19 Pandemic, U.N. SG Says, Congratulates Biden-Harris On Election Along With Other Senior U.N. Officials

AP: U.N. chief urges global fight against pandemic and hatred
“U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres called on Monday for a global fight on two fronts — one against the coronavirus pandemic and the other against ‘the poison’ of anti-Semitism and hatred of Muslims, migrants, refugees, and many others. Even before the virus struck earlier this year, the U.N. chief said there was a surge in anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim hatred, racism, and other forms of discrimination. ‘And with COVID-19, another virus has spread — anti-Semitism and hatred of many kinds,’ he said. … But Guterres said there is hope. ‘It is within our power to emerge from the pandemic with stronger communities, and more cohesive societies, by addressing the inequalities and injustices that have been exposed so starkly,’ he said. He urged people everywhere to ‘stand together against hatred in all its forms’…” (Lederer, 11/10).

U.N. News: Guterres congratulates Biden and Harris, hails U.N.-U.S. partnership as ‘essential pillar’
“Senior U.N. officials have offered their congratulations to the president-elect of the United States Joe Biden, and vice president-elect Kamala Harris, on their election victory called on Saturday. ‘The Secretary-General congratulates the American people for a vibrant exercise of democracy in their country’s elections last week,’ said a statement released on behalf of António Guterres, on Monday…” (11/9).

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