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The General Assembly of Eurasian Peoples was welcomed by the UN Secretary General

11.07.2021 103 просмотров

UN Secretary-General António Guterres expressed sincere sympathy and support to the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly, and warm wishes of health, peace, well-being and prosperity to its inspirers and delegations.

The greetings of the UN Secretary General during the General Assembly of the Eurasian Peoples were conveyed by Vladimir Kuznetsov, Director of the UN Information Center in Moscow, representative of the UN Secretary General:

— Dear organizers, participants and guests of the General Assembly of Peoples Eurasia. It is my great honor to welcome you on behalf of and on behalf of UN Secretary-General António Guterres, as well as on behalf of the team of UN agencies represented in the Russian Federation.

The UN Secretary-General authorized me to convey to the General Assembly of the Eurasian Peoples the words of sincere sympathy and support, and to its inspirers and delegations - warm wishes of health, peace, well-being and prosperity.

In turn, I would like to thank the leadership, members and partners of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly for your support, your initiatives and, most importantly, for your benevolent attitude towards the activities of the United Nations. The Eurasian Peoples' Assembly is a very important structure not only for involving civil society in people's diplomacy, but also for involving the best minds in the discussion of global problems at authoritative dialogue platforms.

You and I have fallen to become contemporaries and direct participants in a difficult period in the history of mankind. To claim that we live in an interconnected and interdependent world would be a repetition of a well-known truth. Today, there is hardly any problem that would not penetrate borders and even generations, would not require justice and solidarity of the unity of action of the whole world.

But do we live in accordance with these truths? Do we take this relationship into account in our actions? Unfortunately no. There is no doubt that the problems that we have faced quite recently have evolved into more complex ones. A pandemic that has put lives at risk and the economy on the brink of collapse, climate change reaching the point of no return, a sharp decline in biodiversity, pollution levels reaching ethical highs, geostrategic divisions, conflicts with no end in sight, skyrocketing inequalities, an unprecedented humanitarian crisis - In the context of all this, international cooperation is being tested like never before. The values of multilateral institutions and effective principles are being questioned and sometimes sabotaged.

The result of these trends has been a profound paradox. International cooperation was not as necessary and in demand as it is now. But often it becomes immeasurably more difficult to achieve it. The climate emergency and COVID-19 have revealed how intertwined our destinies and our inability to solve common problems. The pandemic has upended our lives, wiping out a decade of painstakingly made progress towards eradicating poverty and hunger, children's access to education, gender equality, immunizations, health care and more.

UN Member States, of course, have their own views on building a new world. The UN Charter, the Paris Climate Agreement, the Sustainable Development Goals are a global blueprint for peace and security, mutual trust, equality and justice. We can and must build on these achievements, strengthen and redouble our efforts, and be filled to make our plans a reality.

The UN World Organization sees its mission as acting as a catalyst and platform for more inclusive effective forms of multilateralism . Our ability to transform the current situation for the better for all can only be successfully realized if we are determined and committed to unite our efforts to achieve our common agenda for the benefit of humanity and the entire planet. In this regard, we at the UN support the thesis voiced in the speech of Vice Speaker of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev about the importance of the upcoming World Conference on Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue in St. Petersburg next year, and the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly can contribute to its preparation.

With all my heart I wish you success in your noble work.

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