The King of Spain, Felipe VI, has demanded this Monday before the UN a closer link between its member states, “more United Nations and more united nations”, to strengthen cooperation in order to face challenges such as the crisis that is causing the coronavirus pandemic.
The call for greater unity has been made by the Spanish monarch in his speech at the virtual summit with which the 75th anniversary of the UN and in which several dozen heads of state have participated through video messages.
After praising the trajectory of this organization during its three-quarters of a century of existence, the king has considered that it has become the peacekeeping benchmark and international security, as well as the development and protection of human rights.
“It is difficult to imagine what the world would be like today without the United Nations”
“It is difficult to imagine what the world would be like today without the United Nations”, has stressed Felipe VI, who has stressed that, despite all that has been achieved, there is the conviction that a greater union is necessary.
It was then that he advocated “more United Nations and a more united nations“An aspiration that he has defended in the face of challenges such as the coronavirus pandemic and the unprecedented global crisis that, because of it, humanity is experiencing.
This crisis has estimated that it puts to the test both each of the countries and the United Nations system itself, and evidences the need for International cooperation.
Thus, it has concluded that the response to current challenges requires “strengthened, more inclusive and improved multilateralism, that facilitates collaboration between state actors and civil society and that results in a real, positive and tangible impact on people’s lives. “
Spain, “a loyal member”
To collaborate in achieving this objective, it has guaranteed that Spain, within the framework of the European Union, will continue to be “a loyal member of the United Nations and a reliable partner of its member states. “
In this regard, he emphasized that Spain will maintain a active engagement to promote concrete actions in areas such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the 2030 Agenda, the promotion of human rights, gender equality, the construction of peace or the protection of the environment and also to collaborate in the fight against terrorism and serious crimes against humanity so that they do not go unpunished.
Felipe VI has assured that his message to the United Nations reflects the feelings of the Spanish and has trusted that it will serve to recognize the work of an organization that he has described as “the common home of humanity” and to which it has encouraged to persevere in its mission of making it possible to improve people’s lives.
He also referred to the declaration signed this Monday by international leaders on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the UN in which they commit to the principles of the organization and promise more cooperation to protect all citizens, promote peace and save the planet.
That statement, he said, marks the future of what they wish for their peoples respective, and has urged to make it a reality thinking of the whole of society and the common good of all humanity. An endeavor that has ensured that the United Nations can count on Spain.