H.E. Dr. Srđan Darmanović

Statement Summary

SRĐAN DARMANOVIĆ, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Montenegro, said that the United Nations, “the largest peace project in history”, must remain at the centre of international order in the twenty-first century.  “Only a strong United Nations which is efficient, inclusive and transparent can respond to modern challenges in a timely and complete manner and contribute to the realization of the vision of a better future,” he said.  Today’s world is different from the one in which the Organization was created, requiring new approaches and new alliances with civil society and the private sector.  He expressed gratitude to the United Nations system for its unreserved support to Montenegro in all its reform efforts, stating that his country is a factor for peace and stability in the Western Balkans.