PV International Desk : Volkan Bozkir, president of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), on Monday stressed the importance of multilateralism, calling for collective efforts and prompt action for a better future.
“Multilateralism is not an option but a necessity as we build back better and greener for a more equal, more resilient and more sustainable world,” Bozkir said in his opening remarks at a high-level meeting to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.
He noted that “the three pillars of the United Nations — peace and security, development, and human rights — are equally important, interrelated, and interdependent,” which is what the UN has been striving for over the past 75 years with the support of the member states.
The UN has worked tirelessly to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms for all and has also shaped the norms for international development, Bozkir told the meeting.
He called for collective efforts and continued commitment from nations to work together to strengthen coordination and global governance for the common future of present and coming generations.
“The United Nations must be at the center of our efforts,” Bozkir said, adding “the world has changed in unimaginable ways” since the UN was established.