H.E. Mr. Federico Alberto González Franco

Statement Summary

FEDERICO GONZÁLEZ FRANCO, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Paraguay, underscored his country’s participation in peacekeeping operations over the last few decades.  The Organization is not perfect, he noted, but is able to erect a structure capable of addressing tension, conflict and misunderstandings using people-centred solutions.  In facing persistent and increasing challenges, however, it must make changes to update the organic and structural basis of the Organization.  It is impossible to imagine a world without the United Nations in tackling shared challenges, climate change, biodiversity and global pandemics.