UN chief: World is at `pivotal moment’ and must avert crises

September 12, 2021

FILE - In this June 24, 2021 file photo, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres addresses journalists during an EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels.Changing course could signal a breakthrough to a greener and safer future, he said.The secretary-general said a new United Nations Futures Lab will publish regular reports “on megatrends and risks.”He said the COVID-19 pandemic also exposed deficiencies in the global financial system.The secretary-general also proposed global action to tackle disinformation and conspiracy theories and promote facts, science and “integrity” in public discourse.“We must make lying wrong again,” Guterres said.