United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres wants a closer look at the global consequences of the war in Ukraine. He says there is little prospect of talks solving the conflict “in the near future”.
The UN is therefore currently also focusing on securing the global food supply. However, according to Guterres, this will only be possible if Ukrainian agricultural products, Russian food and fertilizers can be brought onto the world market despite the war.
“A meaningful solution to global food insecurity depends on the reintegration of Ukrainian agricultural production and the food and fertilizer production of Russia and Belarus into world markets,” the Portuguese said in Vienna.
He also warned that the world should not let the attention on the climate crisis relax. There is a danger that climate change will no longer be taken seriously as a result of the war, Guterres said.