UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that "the COVID-19 virus set off a global crisis that is still unfolding," but his message for 2021 is still one of hope and determination. (Jan. 28)
ANTONIO GUTERRES: My message today for 2021 is a message of hope and determination. Hope, as I believe it's possible to change gears and put the world on the right track, and determination, as we must all do everything we can to make it happen. These must be the years when we put our world back on track towards peace, stability, and opportunity for all because it is clear that we have lost our way. We must close the funding gap, ramp up vaccine production by making licenses widely available and sharing technology and get does into the arms of all who need them, starting with health works and those most at risk around the world.