His Excellency Lotay Tshering 

Statement Summary

LOTAY TSHERING, Prime Minister of Bhutan, said that if not for the COVID‑19 pandemic, this seventy-fifth anniversary is worthy of festivity.  The United Nations has achieved much, lifting millions out of poverty.  The Organization has also been a friend to Bhutan.  However, global issues like climate change affect developing countries disproportionately, and to build the kind of future the world wants, working together is critical.  For this and future pandemics alongside other global challenges, the world must work together.  When the world celebrates the United Nations 100th anniversary, there should be 100 per cent literacy and life expectancy should reach three digits.  Indeed, if the world works together, no task is insurmountable.