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WATCH: Democracy is under threat, UN chief Guterres warns

“Our world is becoming unhinged,” U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday. “And we seem incapable of coming together to respond.”
The United Nations chief addressed leaders and representatives of many of the organization’s 193 member-states ahead of the U.N. General Assembly’s latest session.

“Our world needs statesmanship, not gamesmanship and gridlock,” Guterres said.

He called on the world’s leaders to achieve compromise to address threats to democracy and the rise of authoritarian governments.

“Politics is compromise. Diplomacy is compromise. Effective leadership is compromise,” Guterres said. “Leaders have a social responsibility to achieve compromise in building a common future of peace and prosperity for our common good.”

The U.N. chief also urged institutions to evolve to address growing geopolitical threats. “We cannot effectively address problems as they are if institutions do not reflect the world as it is,” he said.

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