His Excellency Ibrahim Mohamed Solih

Statement Summary

IBRAHIM MOHAMED SOLIH, President of Maldives, said nations today face many issues, including climate change and security, with small island developing States facing particular challenges.  Maldives has worked with the United Nations on many of these challenges and stands ready to continue to do so.  The United Nations was pivotal for leaving behind a brutal past in 1945.  Since then, the Organization has worked hard to lead the world into a new era, fostering peace and development.  Today, as the world faces the daunting challenge of COVID‑19, the principles rooted in the founding of the United Nations must be honoured today, as nations grapple to tackle the pandemic and take care of their people, he said, emphasizing that working together is essential.