H.E. Mr. Kanisson Coulibaly

Statement Summary

KANISSON COULIBALY (Mali) said that, despite legitimate questions as to the efficacy of the United Nations, the Organization continues to embody multilateralism and international cooperation. All nations — powerful or less powerful, in peace or in crisis, developing or in development — can participate in decisions on the major international issues of the moment. Mali is a strong advocate of multilateralism through the United Nations framework and deploys peacekeepers around the world. Further, it benefits from the presence of personnel from the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), the African Union, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the European Union and the G5 Sahel, who work to re-establish peace and lasting security in Mali, the Sahel region and beyond.