His Excellency Sameh Hassan Shokry Selim

Statement Summary

SAMEH HASSAN SHOKRY SELIM (Egypt) said that the Organization’s seventy‑fifth anniversary is an occasion to draw lessons, identify mistakes and celebrate achievements and accomplishments.  He set out Egypt’s vision for addressing the challenges of an ever‑changing world, including a renewed commitment to observing the equality of all humans, respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of States, respecting cultural differences and maintaining a rules‑based world order.  Underscoring the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals, he emphasized that the use of transborder waters should conform with international law.  He also called for human rights to be respected and depoliticized.