• Ruto said this is because of the failure of the peace and security systems and limited climate action across the world.
• He said these failures have left the world in a state of paralysis.
President William Ruto has said that the world is currently experiencing one of its darkest periods of human existence.
In his address to the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, Ruto said this is because of the failure of the peace and security systems and limited climate action across the world.
He said these failures have left the world in a state of paralysis.
"The failure of peace and security systems, inadequate development, and limited climate action, amidst technological advancement and enormous wealth, has left us in a state of paralysis, enduring one of the darkest periods of human existence," Ruto said.
He went on to state that because of this, the world is headed in a direction that is not desired.
President Ruto called for collective action from all actors in an effort to stop these challenges that the world is facing.
"We may all agree, without any fear of contradiction, that the world is headed in a most undesirable direction. It is in moments like this that the affirmative spirit of multilateralism, international collective action and global solidarity is most needed and should be attainable,
"This is not the occasion for any member of the United Nations to escape when they should be rising to the challenge of the moment," he said.
Ruto called out UN member states whose actions have only worked to undermine the United Nations' efforts.
He said such moves aimed at maintaining the status quo are unacceptable.
"Resorting to the pursuit of narrow, insular and antisocial agendas within exclusive clubs constituted to maintain the status quo that undermines and cannibalises the United Nations system at the expense of progress inhumanity’s collective journey to the future of our aspirations, is totally unacceptable.
"The existence of these inimical cliques of geopolitical formations defies the fundamental values and principles of the UN system, and its operations have led to alienation, mistrust, insecurity and exclusion of and among peoples, nations, regions and continents," Ruto added.