Incredible opportunity exists if we embrace a low-carbon future and unleash the power of the Paris Agreement...Let us rise to the challenge and finish the work the world demands of us...Katowice must ensure that the bonds of trust established in Paris will endure.
Without the multilateral system and respect for international rules, we risk a return solely to power relations, reward-sanction mechanisms and a cycle of frozen conflicts...That is why I will not sit back and watch an assault on multilateralism just when it is most needed.
As the United Nations and the African Union engage in reforms, it is more important than ever to ensure that we align our priorities, agree on our respective areas of responsibility, and deepen our partnership.
Our future rests on solidarity. We must repair broken trust. We must reinvigorate our multilateral project. And we must uphold dignity for one and for all.