UN Secretary-General, antónio Guterres said that half of all the world’s wealth concentrated in the hands of 26 people, and inequality continues to grow. He stated this on is dedicated to the memory of Nelson Mandela lecture.

UN Secretary-General noted that inequality has become a feature of our time.

“More than 70% of the world population lives in conditions of growing inequality in income and wealth. Twenty-six of the richest people in the world owned as much wealth as the half of the population of the planet,” he said.

According to Guterres, is still on the person’s ability to succeed in life is influenced by such factors as gender, race, ethnicity, the presence or absence of disability. And after the pandemic, developing countries found themselves in an even more vulnerable economic position than before, so for them it is necessary to provide not only debt relief, but also “special drawing rights”.

“Africa should be able to do the same. She needs direct support in the amount of approximately 10% of GDP, need to transfer about 200 billion dollars”, – summed up the head of the United Nations.

To build peace with justice in the background of the pandemic coronavirus Guterres proposed to conclude a new social contract.