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Next UN head points to politicians ignoring «losers in globalisation»

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UN Secretary-General designate Antonio Guterres

Next UN Secretary General, Portugal’s António Guterres has on November 22 noted that predictable politicians have not paid sufficient attention to «losers in globalisation», who have now responded to calls by right-wing politicians, for example, in the UK and the U.S.

Guterres, previously UN High Commissioner for Refugees Guterres and the Prime Minister of Portugal, linked the growing resistance to accepting refugees to wider concerns about globalisation: «I don’t think we can look strictly at the refugee issue, I think the problem is a broader problem».

EurActiv portal reports that the experienced diplomat evaluated that the international community must re-establish international protection for refugees coming from war zones such as Syria, but it would not be easy as developed countries were turning to nationalist agendas.

There was a general common opinion in the mid-1990s that globalisation would turn out good for all, he remembered: «But a lot of people were left behind (..). In the developed world, [there are] those who have been losers in globalisation»

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