The Secretary-General of the United Nations endorses UBI on 25th September 2018.

António Guterres, the UN Secretary-General, urged world leaders to consider Unconditional Basic Income in his speech at the General Assembly of the UN.

After drawing the audience’s attention to the consequences of current technological innovation for the labour market, Guterres said:

The very nature of work will change. The governments may have to consider stronger social safety nets, and eventually Universal Basic Income.

The UN has dispatched the video of his address here and the above statement can be heard around 15m 25s.