I am pleased to join you to address this important topic.
Antimicrobial resistance poses a fundamental, long-term threat to human health, sustainable food production and development.
It is not that it may happen in the future.
It is a very present reality -- in all parts of the world, in developing and developed countries; in rural and urban areas; in hospitals; on farms and in communities.
We are losing our ability to protect both people and animals from life-threatening infections.
Let me give just a few, sobering examples.