His Excellency Sergio Mattarella

Statement Summary

SERGIO MATTARELLA, President of Italy, said the United Nations is a formidable organization that has led the world in addressing challenges since its inception and is more important than ever before.  The United Nations has recognized many countries over the decades.  Today, civil society is playing a part in the Organization’s work.  Faced with daunting adversaries, climate change and conflict, the United Nations has employed the principles of cooperation to tackle a range of issues over generations, from terrorism to migration.  Preventive diplomacy to avoid conflict is the way forward to ensuring peace and security, with the United Nations taking the lead.  Indeed, the Organization is an instrument to give hope to the future of humanity.