Outgoing UN deputy chief urges world leaders to end xenophobia

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Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson autographs copies of the UN Charter for those gathered to see him off. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

Global leaders are being urged to stop dividing the world into "us" and "them."

That is the message from outgoing UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson who says farewell to the organization at the end of this year.

Mr Eliasson has held the UN's second highest post for nearly five years and his accomplishments include contributing to the negotiations for the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by world leaders in 2015.

Mr Eliasson sat down with Ari Gaitanis to reflect on his "fantastic journey" and to explain why there needs to be more global action against xenophobia.

Duration: 7'10"

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