UN Chief Cries For Africa
The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres is weeping for Africa.
The UN boss is not happy with the high level of illegal activities carried out by foreigners against the continent.
He believes it is more than the international aid flow into the continent.
Guterres was speaking at the inaugural Global Engagement and Empowerment Forum on Sustainable Development at Yonsei University in Seoul, stating that the situation was against the rapid development of the continent.
The UN chief urged the international community to strengthen their fight against tax evasion, money laundering, and illicit flows of capital.
“For instance, in Africa, these illicit activities account for more than total Official Development Aid that flows into the continent,” Guterres said.
He cautioned against rising inequality across the globe and said that this feeling of being “left behind” undermined the confidence of people, communities and regions, in governments as well as international organisations like the UN.
The UN scribe also told the audience that this undermining of trust ultimately results in increased instability.
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