[All-English below; followed by bilingual as delivered version and all-French]
Thank you for this opportunity to address the subject of global governance as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A microscopic virus is now the number one threat in our world.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a full-blown crisis in itself, unfolding against a backdrop of high geopolitical tensions and other global threats in unpredictable and dangerous ways.
The pandemic is a clear test of international cooperation – a test we have essentially failed.