multilateralism

Multilateralism is ‘under siege’ in a world where ‘collective response’ is vital: Deputy UN chief

When it comes to tackling migration, climate change or seemingly intractable conflicts, the doctrine of collective responsibility, embodied by the UN, is the only way forward, according to Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed. She spoke to Conor Lennon, who asked her what should be done to strengthen multilateralism.

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‘Multilateralism is the only answer to the challenges we face,’ UN Assembly President tells world leaders

With a call to multilateralism and shared work towards sustainable development and equality for all, María Fernanda Espinosa formally inaugurated the seventy-third general debate of the of the United Nations General Assembly.

‘Our future rests in solidarity,’ commitment to rules-based order, UN chief tells world leaders

Facing a world where trust – trust in national institutions, trust among States and trust in the rules-based global order – is at a breaking point, Secretary-General António Guterres set the stage for the 73rd general debate of the United Nations with a call to rebuild solidarity, repair broken trust and reinvigorate the spirit of multilateralism.

Strong multilateral institutions key to tackling world’s dramatic challenges, UN chief says In Moscow

In Moscow on Thursday, Secretary-General António Guterres said multilateralism was vital to tackling climate change, terrorism and other dramatic challenges, and that the United Nations and Russia would continue working together to make global institutions stronger and better able to serve the public good.

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“The Elders” explain why multilateralism matters

A group of independent global leaders working together for peace and security called the “The Elders” spoke on the importance of multilateralism at the UN on Tuesday.

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Germany is symbol of tolerance and hospitality for those in need of protection – UN chief Guterres

Speaking to the media in Munich, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres hailed the important role Germany has placed at a number of multilateral institutions, including the European Union and the United Nations.

Working together, nations can tackle today’s major challenges – Ban

No country, however, powerful, can tackle alone the multiple challenges facing the world, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, stressing the need to work together on issues such as climate change, the economic crisis and global peace and security.

Multilateralism with a strengthened UN vital for small countries – Cape Verde

Multilateralism, with a revitalized United Nations playing the pivotal role, is vital for combating a host of ills threatening West African countries, such as drugs, arms and human trafficking, organized crime and terrorism, Cape Verde said today.

Assembly President heralds ‘new era of engagement’ as debate wraps up

Wrapping up the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate today, the 192-member body’s President today welcomed the “new era of engagement” based on respect among Member States, underscoring that the vision of nations coming together to tackle common challenges is at the heart of the United Nations.

Nations reject unilateralism in face of global challenges at UN

Nations addressing the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate today spoke out against unilateralism as the world tackles its most pressing challenges, including the current global economic turmoil and climate change.