The Secretary-General today met with H.M. King Felipe VI of Spain.
The Secretary-General congratulated Spain on the occasion of its 60th anniversary as a member of the United Nations. He thanked Spain for its support to the UN, including to Peacekeeping Operations as well as for hosting the World Tourism Organization in Madrid and the UN Support Base in Valencia.
The Secretary-General commended Spain’s continued critical support for the UN Alliance of Civilization initiative.
He also expressed appreciation for Spain’s participation in commemorative events marking the 70th anniversary of the UN.
The Secretary-General and the King discussed the newly adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the need for effective ways to implement the goals internationally and nationally. They also stressed the importance of an inclusive climate change agreement in Paris in December 2015.