Secretary-General’s message to Model UNs around the world

 

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL

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VIDEO MESSAGE TO MODEL UNITED NATIONS

2022

 

Thank you for taking part in this Model United Nations conference and for believing in the power of global cooperation to solve global problems.  

We need your engagement and ideas today more than ever.  

Conflict, poverty, hunger, and inequalities are on the rise.  

A surge of mistrust and misinformation is polarizing people and paralyzing societies.

Human rights are under assault. 

And the triple planetary crisis – climate disruption, pollution, and catastrophic biodiversity loss – is threatening lives and livelihoods everywhere.

But we can turn things around. 

Humanity has shown time and again that we are capable of great things when we work together –across geographies and generations.

To do so, we need an inclusive and networked multilateralism – one that ensures young people have a seat and a say in shaping our common future. 

We need your creativity, courage, and commitment. 

I draw hope from seeing your generation challenge the status quo and call for transformative change.

The United Nations is your steadfast ally in striving to build a more just, sustainable, inclusive, and peaceful world for all.

Thank you.