“Harmful rhetoric is elevating nuclear tensions,” warned Guterres – Copyright AFP Antonin THUILLIER

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday towards “harmful rhetoric” stoking tensions between nuclear-armed rivals.

“The rising divisions threaten world peace and safety, provoke new confrontations and make it much more troublesome to resolve previous conflicts,” Guterres advised a convention in Morocco.

“Harmful rhetoric is elevating nuclear tensions,” he warned.

“On the similar time, we’re dangerously near the sting of the climate, as hate speech and misinformation proliferate.”

He was talking as Russia’s conflict in Ukraine neared its tenth month without end, stoking nuclear fears.

Guterres mentioned that the “forces of discord” had been awakening “previous demons”, together with anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.

“On this troubled world, we should ease tensions, foster inclusion and social cohesion, and obtain extra united and resilient societies,” he mentioned.

Guterres was addressing a gathering of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, whose objective is “to impress worldwide motion towards extremism,” the primary time the group has met on African soil.

In an announcement adopted Tuesday evening, the assembly condemned “any advocacy of hate that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence.”

He additionally expressed “deep concern about the usage of new data applied sciences… for functions opposite to respect for human values, good neighborliness, equality, non-discrimination and respect for others,” stating the particular vulnerability of the childhood and youth.

The Fez assembly ends on Wednesday. The following version of the discussion board can be held in Lisbon in 2024.


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