His Excellency Amadou Ba

Statement Summary

AMADOU BA, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Senegal, said that while the COVID-19 pandemic has made the celebration virtual, the international community has had the opportunity to mark the anniversary and look forward.  There are challenges for sustainable development that people want solutions for, such as cross-border crime, terrorism and climate change.  These threats require Member States to take a global and inclusive approach through multilateralism and the United Nations.  The pandemic has clearly shown the close links between countries and the need for them to work together.  It must use this anniversary to ensure that the United Nations can be tailored to the challenges of today’s world.  It must be able to reinvent itself to overcome these challenges.