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António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) on Human…

António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) on Human Security

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Remarks by the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, on Human Security, during the Informal meeting of the General Assembly.
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The Sustainable Development Goals are in deep trouble. More than halfway to 2030, countries are lagging behind on more than half the targets. Some countries have gone into reverse on the most fundamental goals of eliminating acute poverty and hunger. The lesson of the repeated shocks of recent years is that we must future-proof development efforts. We need to safeguard development gains, and prevent them from being lost during crises – whether political, economic, health, or climate-related. The human security lens can help capture emerging risks across different sectors, creating a better understanding not only of insecurity, but of perceived insecurity – which can be just as dangerous. It promotes the systematic integration of prevention into development, climate action, and peacebuilding strategies. 
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