Ladies and gentlemen of the media, thank you very much for your presence.
Good afternoon everyone and let me say again – happy new year.
As you know, on Wednesday I briefed the General Assembly on the challenges of 2019 – and recounted some of our progress in 2018 on many fronts, and in many cases against the odds.
I wanted to begin today with an observation about the discussion with Member States that followed.
The word I heard most from country after country was: “multilateralism”.