UN Chief Says World Becoming “Less Safe By The Day’

SHARM EL SHEIKH, EGYPT - NOVEMBER 09: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks prior to the presentation the new Climate TRACE platform, a highly detailed facility-level global inventory of greenhouse gas emissions, at the UNFCCC COP27 climate conference on November 09, 2022 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Climate TRACE combines open-source data and imagery from multiple satellite systems with artificial intelligence to determine actual emissions of greenhouse gases, including CO2 and methane, from sites across the globe. According to the data the single highest emitter is the oil-producing Permian Basin in Texas. The COP27 conference is bringing together political leaders and representatives from 190 countries to discuss climate-related topics including climate change adaptation, climate finance, decarbonisation, agriculture and biodiversity. The conference is running from November 6-18. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday began a new session of the international body’s Human Rights Council by declaring the world is becoming “less safe by the day.

He cited combatants in such places as Congo, Gaza, Myanmar, Ukraine and Sudan are said they were turning a “blind eye” to international law.

He defended UNRWA, the agency for Palestinian refugees, as the “backbone” of aid efforts in Gaza at a time when top Israeli authorities have called for its dismantling over evidence employees were active participants in Hamas’ Oct. 2023 terror attack on Israel, the glorified the acts.

The U.N. human rights chief, Volker Türk, said the international body has “become a lightning rod for manipulative propaganda.”