Thank you, Minister [Moratinos].
I am delighted to be with all of you tonight. This gathering is a welcome example of the United Nations' growing relationships with regional and other intergovernmental organizations.
In recent years, we in the UN have grown to appreciate the need to work with regional and other groupings in a better structured, more efficient way. We are building channels to share information, expertise and resources more effectively. And we want to interact in ways that recognize the diversity of these organizations, avoiding a one-size-fits all approach.