H.E. Mr. Pedro Brolo Vila

Statement Summary

PEDRO BROLO VILA, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Guatemala, said his State was a founding member of the United Nations, which provides a central forum for dialogue among countries. The pandemic is the most significant crisis faced by the international community, yet it also provides an opportunity to reaffirm the Organization’s goals. It is necessary to direct the available resources to where they are most needed, not in administrative offices. Guatemala has contributed to the pillars of the Organization, for example, by supporting peacekeeping missions and advancing development by working to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. It is important not to lose sight of the universality of human rights, which are fundamental to all people. The United Nations plays a crucial role in the world, and Guatemala remains committed to multilateralism.