United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres sent a video message to the “Second Democracy Summit”, which was held online and will last for 2 days.
Stating that strong democratic societies have the capacity to repair and correct themselves, Guterres said, “Strong democracies can achieve even radical changes without violence and bloodshed.” made its assessment.
Guterres said the democracies in question were based on the principles of “cooperation, equality, participation and solidarity”, but today these principles have reached the breaking point.
“Minorities and immigrants are being scapegoated”
“Social media triggers polarization. Irrationality is gaining wide ground. Science is under siege. Minorities and immigrants are being scapegoated,” said Guterres, Secretary General. he said.
Drawing attention to the need to rebuild trust between governments and peoples, Guterres pointed out that it is important to strengthen the checks and balances system.