I thank the United States for using its presidency of the Council to draw attention to this important issue.
Across the globe, insecure borders enable the trafficking of drugs, weapons, contraband, terrorist funding, materials related to weapons of mass destruction, conflict minerals, wildlife and people.
Such illicit flows undermine state sovereignty.
They destroy communities and individual lives.
They are threats to peace and security and are rightly the focus of this Council’s close attention.
Countering them means action on many fronts.