December 8, 2021

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UN to discuss climate change in Cambridge

According to its spokesman’s office, the event is part of the parallel program to the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP26) in Glasgow from November 1 to 12.

The previous day, Guterres had received an honorary doctorate from the University of Cambridge in recognition of his work in front of a multidisciplinary organization.

After the award was presented, the title warned of the many challenges facing the world today, from climate change to the Govt-19 epidemic.

Now more than ever, he said, values ​​of truth and integrity are needed at the center of the education that Cambridge has provided for eight centuries.

Conflict of trust between people and institutions is growing, while social divisions and polarization are being fueled by conspiracy theories and misinformation, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees stressed.

For this reason, he stressed, we must repeat the lie and make a mistake, the world is in danger of falling into a cycle of crisis if it does not return to put critical thinking and truth at the center of the debate.

He also warned that they face a crisis of values ​​established by the United Nations 76 years ago: hope, unity and truth.

In addition, there is an impressive increase in inequality, poverty and human rights violations are on the rise, he told Cambridge academics and students.

According to the planned agenda, the Portuguese diplomat is expected to return to the UN headquarters in New York tomorrow.

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