United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG) Antonio Guterres arrived in Kartarpur to pay respects at the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib where he was welcomed by a Minister of Religious Affairs Noorul Haq Qadri-led delegation.
Guterres was presented a briefing by the officials on the Kartarpur corridor and the history of the religious site. After paying respects, the UN official was given a tour of the Gurdwara.
Youth must play a key role in shaping the world: Antonio Guterress
Earlier in the day, he spoke at a dialogue in Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). Guterres said the youth must play a key role in shaping the world and regulating mechanisms so it doesn’t become a problem for the society. He added that he believes in a world where men and women are perfectly equal.
“We still live in a male-dominated world with male-dominated culture and we still have enormous difficulties with women to be able to play the role that they must play for our world to be fairer and more compassionate and more able to avoid permanent cycles of conflict we live,” UNSG said.
He underscored that conflict arises mostly because of the aggressiveness of the male-dominated societies but we must strive for the world where there is gender parity.
The UNSG further said that we have to make sure that we have the full use of the enormous potential that various technologies have to offer.
“Digital economy, digital society, artificial intelligence (AI ), genetic engineering all have enormous potential,” he said also warning that if not used wisely technologies can become a nightmare.
Guterres stressed that technology will be a massive creator for jobs and will simultaneously be the reason for unemployment.
“However, it will not be the same as they [companies] would need different capacity and different skills. For which education must be an absolute priority,” he said stressing upon the need for education.
The UN chief said we will also have to take decision in the context of climate changes as the increasing pollution is the biggest issue. He also emphasized on dialogue between institutions.