In his remarks at the event, Secretary-General Guterres voiced his concern over the worsening violence, instability, geopolitical division, and conflicts threatening international peace and security.

The top priority of the U.N. is to promote peace and prevent wars and conflicts, he said, emphasizing that to cope with such global challenges as poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, humanitarian crises, and terrorism, countries need to make joint efforts and comprehensively reform multilateral systems, from the U.N. Security Council to international economic - financial institutions.

Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the U.N.

Addressing the session, Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the U.N., shared the Secretary-General’s concern about the instability and multidimensional crises facing the international community.

To seek solutions to those global challenges, he stressed peace and stability form the prerequisite, and that member states need to comply with international law and the U.N. Charter, refrain from the use of force, and resolve disputes by peaceful means.

Regarding the Summit of the Future – a priority of the U.N. for 2024, Giang said this will be a chance for enhancing international cooperation, making reforms, and implementing the international community’s common commitment to peace, prosperity, and sustainable development for future generations.

Vietnam will actively contribute to this process with a people-centered approach, he added.

On this occasion, the ambassador highly valued Guterres’ leadership role in promoting international assistance for the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and climate finance, including the adoption of such initiatives as the SDG Stimulus and the Just Energy Transition Partnership.

Vietnam will join other U.N. member states in supporting and making efforts to carry out the abovementioned initiatives of the Secretary-General for the sake of common goals, he stated.

Source: VNA