His Majesty The King Felipe VI
FELIPE VI of Spain said the United Nations has fulfilled a demanding mandate, making it the benchmark organization for the protection of human rights that it is today. Calling for greater unity among Member States, he said the COVID‑19 pandemic is testing the limits of national and international cooperation. Effective responses require multilateralism that facilitates cooperation between state actors and civil society. He assured the Assembly that Spain remains committed to the Sustainable Development Goals, the promotion of human rights, peacebuilding and environmental protection.