Source: United Nations secretary general
Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, Distinguished colleagues,
The year 2020 has exposed tremendous global fragilities and vulnerabilities.
But it has also helped show how in today’s world, solidarity is self-interest.
Solidarity with those suffering from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
And solidarity in ensuring a recovery that transforms people’s lives for the better.
Even before the pandemic, we were off-track in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals.
We were far from the goals of the Paris agreement on climate change.