Video: UN leader speaks out on refugees and stereotyping

UN Secretary General António Guterres

 

When opening the General Assembly of the United Nations last week, its General Secretary  António Guterres began by saying “I myself am a migrant, as are many of you in this room,” observing that safe migration cannot be limited to the global elite.

He went on to say that refugees, internally displaced persons and migrants are not the problem; the problem lies in conflict, persecution and hopeless poverty”

Video from the United Nations

António Guterres at #UNGA

"I myself am a migrant, as are many of you in this room. But no one expected me to risk my life on a leaky boat or to cross a desert in the back of a truck to find employment outside my country of birth.Safe migration cannot be limited to the global elite.Refugees, internally displaced persons and migrants are not the problem; the problem lies in conflict, persecution and hopeless poverty". #ICYMI, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres at the opening of the General Assembly annual debate last week:See his full speech: bit.ly/UN-SG-UNGA72

Posted by United Nations on Saturday, September 30, 2017

 

 

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