Under the impact of the epidemic, the global economy has been hit, Guterres:Human development may go backwards for decades
Under the impact of the new crown epidemic, countries around the world have suffered heavy losses. The world economic development has stalled or even reversed, and humanity has fallen into a major crisis. On July 13, local time, the United Nations released a report on”The State of World Food Security and Nutrition”, which mentioned that the number of hungry people in the world has increased by 10 million compared with 2019, and there are 132 million people in 2020. There will be insufficient food for a long time.
Analysis of the report shows that the cause of the global hunger problem has deteriorated sharply There are roughly three:First, the intensified desert locust disaster in East Africa, which has spread to the outside in the past few months, has begun to affect the Middle East and South Asia and destroy local agricultural production activities; Second, the originally planned anti-hunger plan, Because the impact of the new crown epidemic fell into stagnation, which aggravated the global food supply crisis; third, the continuous fermentation of the new crown epidemic has caused a huge impact on the economic development of countries around the world, and many people with unstable sources of life have lost their original livelihoods and cannot buy to survive The food needed.
In order to let countries understand the reality, on July 14th At the ministerial meeting of the UN Economic and Social Council High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, the UN Secretary-General Gutres issued again The warning said that the attack of the New Crown Epidemic had a tremendous impact on the economic development of various countries, and the achievements of human sustainable development may be going back decades.
Guterres pointed out that the current challenges faced by countries include extreme poverty, climate crisis, economic crisis, etc. According to the current severe situation, billions of people around the world will undoubtedly face serious debt crisis and poverty risk. Under such circumstances, countries need to actively share their development experience, find a practical and reproducible solution to solve the current challenges faced by various countries, and emphasize that when dealing with international issues, countries need to insist on proper handling in the form of international multilateralism crisis.
Unfortunately, countries around the world are responding to the new crown epidemic During the process, there were repeated discordant voices, deliberately creating tension in the international community. On July 6, the United States officially notified the Secretary-General of the United Nations and announced his withdrawal from WHO. On July 9, US Secretary of State Pompeo stated that he is looking for an agency that can deal with health issues in order to provide funding for the agency’s activities to replace the World Health Organization.
In this regard, experts from many countries, international institutions and experts have voiced their opposition to the United States, supporting WHO to continue to perform its duties and leading the global anti-epidemic work. On July 9, the international top medical journal”The Lancet” issued a statement that the withdrawal of the United States from the World Health Organization was illegal and would threaten the health and safety of people around the world.
July 10, from Europe, the Caribbean and South America 18 countries held video conferences and issued a joint statement after the meeting to support WHO to continue its work. A large number of oppositions have also appeared in the United States. Recently, 750 experts from the US public health and international relations submitted an open letter to Congress requesting Congress to take action to continue to maintain cooperation with WHO, otherwise it will seriously threaten the public of the United States. Health and safety, especially as the crisis of the new US epidemic intensifies.
It can be seen that when the new crown epidemic and the hunger crisis are covering the world, countries around the world are not as harmonious as they imagined, but instead they have appeared some anti-contrary acts, especially the few Western countries headed by the United States. On the issue, prevention and control are unfavorable, and they are reluctant to do their best. When the epidemic situation broke out, they tried to shirk their responsibilities by”swinging the pan” to destroy the overall situation of the global joint anti-epidemic.