His Excellency Mr. Juan Orlando Hernández Alvarado

Statement Summary

JUAN ORLANDO HERNÁNDEZ ALVARADO, President of Honduras, requested that the United Nations declare organized non‑State groups, such as militias, as terrorist groups.  Turning to COVID‑19, he wondered what international organizations planned to do when faced with the devastating effects on health and global economies due to the pandemic.  Consequences could include famine, violence, migration or even war between countries, he warned.  How will the United Nations address the global inequity of access to medicines, he wondered, adding that the procuring of such drugs has been monopolized by the most powerful countries, thus far.  Furthermore, Honduras not been able to access the United Nations green climate funds, he said, calling for less red tape and more concrete results.