His Serene Highness Prince Albert II

Statement Summary

ALBERT II of Monaco said the poorest people on Earth pay the highest price for persistent crises.  Monaco will work to strengthen social protection measures and intensify international cooperation to assist vulnerable populations.  “Multilateralism is a way to prevent and resolve conflict,” he said, urging States to move towards the accomplishment of the Sustainable Development Goals.  The United Nations is in urgent need of structural reform to protect future generations, he said.  The COVID‑19 pandemic highlights how interconnected and vulnerable Member States can be, he noted, calling for health issues to be addressed without overlooking climate issues.  Member States must demonstrate the ability to work together to ensure that the United Nations remains the driver of multilateralism.