I am delighted to be once more in Germany, particularly in this beautiful City of Hamburg. I thank you for this prestigious award.
It is truly an honour to be recognized alongside so many distinguished pioneers of sustainability.
I gratefully accept this award on behalf of hardworking United Nations staff.
The organization I am proud to serve has worked for decades to promote the principles and practices of sustainable social, economic and environmental development.
This is, quite simply, an imperative for people, planet, peace and prosperity.