Volkan Bozkir, the President of the United Nations General Assembly has called on the nations to go for multilateralism in the global fight against COVID-19.
In his opening address after banging the gavel to open this year’s General Debate, Bozkir said, “Rarely has the whole of humanity faced such an imminent and common threat. We must leave our differences and disagreements aside…[and] renew our collective commitment to multilateralism.”
Noting that the world’s vulnerable groups, including refugees and migrants were the worst-affected by the pandemic, he reiterated the need to make potential use of all the tools and measures available to combat the challenge, including the Assembly which is “a key platform to provide political guidance”.
“I urge Member States to be cooperative and creative, to devise solutions, that will enable this body to function effectively, and remain relevant,” he added.