UN chief warns over threat of new Cold War between US and China

Euronews | Sep 22, 2020 at 9:31 PM
  • The world is facing an “epochal” health crisis, the biggest economic calamity since the Great Depression and the threat of a new Cold War between the United States and China, the United Nations’ secretary-general warned on Tuesday.
  • Addressing a nearly empty General Assembly Hall in New York, Antonio Guterres pleaded for unity and a global ceasefire in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The virtual format of this year’s General Assembly, where world leaders’ prerecorded speeches are played out in a nearly empty hall, also seriously impairs the workings of diplomacy.