Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Mr. K P Sharma Oli addressed, through a pre-recorded video, the High-level Meeting held today to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.
The Prime Minister said that the UN was at a crossroads of continuity and transformation and that it was a collective responsibility of the Member States to strengthen and empower the UN as the centre of multilateralism to deal with the complex challenges confronting the world.
While expressing his satisfaction on the ever-growing partnership between Nepal and the UN in all three pillars- peace and security, development, and human rights, the Right Hon. Prime Minister observed that Nepal has been providing one of the most dedicated and professional services to the UN peace operations for over six decades.
There is no alternative to unity, solidarity and cooperation. We must reaffirm these values and commit ourselves to move beyond rhetoric to action. With timely reforms, we must enable the UN to build a just, fair, and rules-based international order, the Prime Minister stated.
The Meeting is being convened under the theme of ‘The future we want, the United Nations we need: reaffirming our collective commitment to multilateralism’. The Declaration on the commemoration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the United Nations was adopted earlier in the Meeting.
A total of 182 speakers including 88 Heads of State and 44 Heads of Government are scheduled to address the commemorative event.
Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations
21 September 2020