Stronger cooperation between the United Nations and regional partners is key to ending global crises and creating a greener and safer future, Secretary-General tells Euroafrican Forum – World

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JULY 29, 2022

Here is the text of the video message of the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, at the EurAfrica Forum 2022, “Strengthening the European Union-Africa Alliance in times of disruption”, in Carcavelos, Portugal, today:

I am happy to welcome this fifth Euro-African Forum. Thank you for your commitment to strengthening relations between Europe and Africa.

Our world faces widespread and interrelated crises – from climate catastrophe to COVID-19 to war in Ukraine. These crises further disrupt the global economy, causing dramatic spikes in food and energy prices, increasing debt and limiting fiscal space. No region, let alone a country, can overcome these challenges alone. Solidarity is the only way forward.

This is why my report on Our Common Agenda calls for building a more inclusive and networked multilateralism that fully engages with regional organizations, civil society, the private sector and youth. Your platform is part of this vision.

The United Nations is determined to develop ever closer cooperation with all regional organizations and partners. Guided by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union’s Agenda 2063, we pledge to continue to work hand in hand to advance our common goals of peace, sustainable development and human rights. . Through partnership, we can foster innovative and just solutions and together build a greener, safer and fairer future for all.

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