Tackling economic, political inequalities invigorates democracy: UN Chief

Tehran, Sept 13, IRNA – By tackling economic and political inequalities, democracy would be invigorated, said United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on the occasion of the International Day of Democracy, September 15.

'Democracy is showing greater strain than at any time in decades. That is why this International Day should make us look for ways to invigorate democracy and seek answers for the systemic challenges it faces,' said Guterres according to United Nations Information Center (UNIC) in Tehran.

'This means tackling inequality, both economic and political. It means making our democracies more inclusive, by bringing the young and marginalized into the political system. It means making democracies more innovative and responsive to emerging challenges.'

He added that working for a future that leaves no one behind requires us to consider essential pressing questions like the following:

'What impact will migration or climate change have on democracy in the next generation?'

'How do we best harness the potential of new technologies while avoiding the dangers?'

'How do build better governance so that democracy delivers better lives and fully meets the public’s aspirations?'


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