UN chief stresses importance of conflict prevention

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday stressed the importance of conflict prevention in the face of both a quantitative and a qualitative change in threats to international peace and security.

He told the Security Council that prevention must be at the center of everything, because it is better to prevent conflict than to manage it. Guterres said respect for all human rights � not only civil and political, but also economic, social, and cultural � is an essential element of prevention. He highlighted the crucial role of women's participation in conflict prevention, peacemaking, and sustaining peace. Where women are empowered, societies flourish and peace has a better chance of taking hold.

Source: VOV5