The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has appealed this Tuesday to the unity of international leaders to face challenges such as the coronavirus pandemic and has considered that this is not the time to question multilateralismInstead, the time has come for its “rebirth.”
Sánchez has defended this common action in the act held in the Palace of El Pardo presided over by the King to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the UN, which was attended by the highest representatives of the rest of the powers of the State and several international leaders have intervened telematically.
The chief executive has defended the initiative ‘Together for a strengthened multilateralism’, which is co-sponsored by the governments of Spain and Sweden and that calls for action to make the declaration adopted last September at the United Nations a reality as this organization completes three-quarters of a century in order to face the challenges of the future.
He has referenced some of those challenges facing humanity, including the coronavirus pandemic, and has urged that all international leaders rise to the occasion.
After the 1.2 million fatalities caused by the covid and the economic and social emergency that it has entailed, Sánchez stressed that never before have there been so many instruments and tools to fight together against all this.
Something that he believes has been possible thanks to the multilateral architecture promoted by the UN and based on the commitment to peace, the fight against injustice and inequalities and the work for a more prosperous, inclusive and sustainable world.
The roadmap to overcome the challenges has been said to be the declaration signed by international leaders in September at the United Nations, together with the 2030 Agenda, the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement against climate change.
“All of this shows us how far we can go when we work together. So now is not the time to question multilateralism.Rather, it is the moment of the rebirth of multilateralism, “he stressed.
In his opinion, the fight against the pandemic cannot lead to a normality identical to the one that existed before it, but rather a better world must be built and unity restored, ensure equal opportunities, fight for decent jobs and promote digitization. with an inclusive perspective.
“It is also the moment of feminism and social and territorial cohesion“, has added
Sánchez thanked Sweden for co-sponsoring with Spain the initiative that aims to strengthen effective multilateralism so that it plays a key role in the future, and that other countries have joined it.
The President of the Government has ended his speech by citing the philosopher José Ortega y Gasset to make an appeal to the international community urging “to look far, far away, and think big.”
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