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UN Secretary General Calls for Inclusion for Peacebuilding


Mexico City, 11 November 2011 (TDI): United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres mentioned focusing on the issue of inclusion. A Security Council meeting took place in Mexico on 9th November. This meeting examined the root causes of armed conflict, inequality, and poverty.

The Secretary-General mentioned “Diversity” should be viewed as a powerful benefit. It is not a threat. Moreover, he stressed exclusion in the political, social, and cultural spheres is a threat to peacebuilding. Along with the rising inequality is also a factor of rising instability.

Road Map for inclusion

The UN chief outlined a “roadmap for inclusion”. He urged countries to take greater action on the issues of people, prevention, gender, and institutions. The UN chief urged countries to invest in human development. He calls for the “new social contract”. This includes universal health coverage, social protection, and safety nets. As well as COVID-19 vaccines for all.


Sectary General mentioned that last year global military spending reached its largest annual increase since 2009. It is now nearing two trillion dollars annually. The UN Chief mentioned that imagine the progress countries could achieve if they dedicate even a fraction of this to human development. Moreover, countries can achieve peace and prevent conflict if they invest in human development.

The UN chief particularly focused on gender and youth to address different types of exclusion.

Gender inequality and peacebuilding

UN chief mentioned that ending inequalities and exclusion is critical to achieving sustainable development. As well, The crucial role of women must be given priority in building peace. Also, the UN countries need to stand up for the rights of women around the globe.

Justice and Equal rights

The Secretary-General stressed the need to build trust through national institutions. He mentioned rule of law. Justice must be applied to all people, equally, Without any discrimination. Moreover, there is a need to build institutions on the principles of integrity, transparency, and accountability. At the same time, he stressed that policies and laws should protect vulnerable groups.

Global Fraternity Plan

Mexican President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador mentioned Mexico will soon propose the inauguration of a World Plan of Fraternity. Moreover, it will guarantee the well-being of the 750 million people worldwide who survive with less than two dollars a day.


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