“As the risks of escalation in Ukraine increase, the world is heading with eyes wide open towards a broader war”, the UN secretary general said in alarm on Monday before the General Assembly.
War in Ukraine, climate crisis, extreme poverty… “We began the year 2023 with our sights set on a convergence of challenges never seen in our lifetime”, declared Antonio Guterres.
The group of scientists managing the doomsday clock also recently estimated that humanity has never been so close to the end of the world, now at 90 seconds before midnight, he recalled, including seeing an alarm signal.
“We need to wake up and get to work,” he insisted, listing the pressing issues for 2023. High on that list is the war in Ukraine.