Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,
It is a pleasure to be back in Munich for the first time in three years.
Unfortunately, the world has grown even more complex and dangerous during that time.
I see five major reasons.
First, geopolitical divides have continued to grow and deepen.
These divides often paralyse the Security Council and create an environment of impunity in which state and non-state actors believe they can do whatever they want.