[Bilingual, as delivered]
Excellencies, Distinguished delegates
Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is indeed a privilege to take the floor here in this Council Chamber, a space that was created to nurture the agreements that make our world a safer place.
The words inscribed outside these doors are as urgent as ever: “Nations must disarm or perish.”
I will be blunt. Key components of the international arms control architecture are collapsing.