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‘F in Ethics’ By Reuters


© Reuters. United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres addressed the 76th General Assembly of U.N. in New York City on September 21, 2021. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/Pool

By Michelle Nichols

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reprimanded the world on Tuesday for the inequitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, describing it as an “obsenity” and giving the globe an “F in Ethics.”

Guterres addressed the U.N. annual gathering of world leaders in New York. He said that images of expired vaccines found in garbage from different parts of the globe told the “tale of our times”. The majority of wealthy countries have been immunized, while over 90% of Africa still hasn’t received a single dose.

Guterres said, “This is an indictment against the state of our planet. It’s an obscenity. It passed the science examination. Guterres stated that they received an F in ethics.

World leaders returned to New York this year after a virtual event last year during the pandemic. The coronavirus remains raging. About a third (33%) of 193 U.N. States are sending videos again. However, the presidents, prime minsters and foreign Ministers responsible for remaining have traveled to New York.

Only 2% of the 5.7 billion coronavirus vaccines distributed around the globe have reached Africa. Guterres calls for an international plan to vacinate 70% of the population by 2020.

On Jan. 1, Guterres, the secretary-general of the international body, began a second five year term. He also spoke out against rising tensions among the superpowers of the world – China as well as the United States.

His words were: “I am concerned that the world is shifting towards two sets of technology, economic, and financial rules. Two divergent approaches are being used in developing artificial intelligence. And ultimately, two different military, and geo-political, strategies.”

It is an invitation to trouble. Guterres indicated that this would be less predictable than the Cold War.

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