The United Nations has called for global unity and safer world ahead of 2018.
Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres in a new year message, expressed regret over increased conflicts among nations, climate changes, anxieties of nuclear weapon amongst others in 2017.
According to him, the world went in reverse to his appeal for peace.
The UN Chief noted that the future of the world is dependent on Unity to survive in coming year.
“On New Year’s Day 2018, I am not issuing an appeal. I am issuing an alert – a red alert for our world.
“Conflicts have deepened and new dangers have emerged. Global anxieties about nuclear weapons are the highest since the Cold War.
“Climate change is moving faster than we are. Inequalities are growing.
“We see horrific violations of human rights. Nationalism and xenophobia are on the rise.
“We can settle conflicts, overcome hatred and defend shared values. But we can only do that together.
“Narrow the gaps. Bridge the divides. Rebuild trust by bringing people together around common goals.
“In 2018, unity is the path,our future depends on it.
“I wish you peace and health in 2018. Thank you. Shokran. Xie Xie. Merci. Spasiba. Gracias. Obrigado,” the ninth UN chief said.