Her Excellency Katrín Jakobsdóttir

Statement Summary

KATRIN JAKOBSDOTTIR, Prime Minister of Iceland, said the United Nations was created with a vision to make the world a better and more peaceful place, with Iceland having benefitted from its role in shaping a rules‑based international order.  The international community must continue to build unity and foster cooperation between nations and people to strengthen its shared humanity.  She noted the COVID‑19 pandemic reinforces the core United Nations principle that all people should be cared for.  It remains crucial to advance gender equality and accessible healthcare for all, the latter also presenting as a security issue.  Calling for a future based on sustainable growth while protecting the planet, she said:  “Multilateral cooperation has indeed never been more important.”