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REUTERS/Mohamed AzakirUNITED NATIONS, Jan 21 (Reuters) - U.N. chief Antonio Guterres, lamenting a failure of global governance, urged the world to go into emergency mode to tackle COVID-19, the climate crisis and global finance reform, put humanity at the center of technology and bring peace.
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"From global health to digital technology, many of today's multilateral frameworks are outdated and no longer fit for purpose."
"Technology shouldn't use us, we should use technology," Guterres said, calling on governments, the private sector and civil society to come together to agree key principles underpinning global digital cooperation.
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