Humanity’s survival ‘will depend on our cooperation’: Outgoing Normal Meeting President

“Our survival will depend on our cooperation,” he stated, pointing to international street blocks reminiscent of accelerating local weather change, biodiversity loss, training and gender inequality.

“Allow us to put cash the place our guarantees are,” he added, urging governments to translate actions for sustainable growth into budgeting insurance policies, nationwide rules and capability constructing.

The 77th session, which formally commenced on 13 September final 12 months, was distinguished by high-level occasions together with the UN Water Convention in March that adopted a milestone motion plan to guard and protect the very important useful resource.

The session additionally noticed necessary deliberations on catastrophe threat discount, guaranteeing justice for all, inclusive societies, common well being protection, and sustainable consumption and manufacturing.

Upholding the Constitution

Meeting President Kőrösi recalled the three “pillars” of the United Nations – peace and safety, growth, and human rights – and with conflicts raging around the globe, requested if the UN Constitution was actually being upheld worldwide.

“The struggle in Ukraine – together with different 51 armed conflicts – should finish, in step with the UN Constitution and worldwide legislation,” he declared, calling additionally for an finish to nuclear proliferation and the nuclear arms race.

Future-proof options

Mr. Kőrösi highlighted the necessity for built-in, holistic options that not solely deal with present challenges but in addition shield towards these sooner or later.

“We all know that stand-alone processes will solely ship stand-alone outcomes,” he stated, reiterating the significance of financing and worldwide cooperation.

Occasions a changin’

Mr. Kőrösi outlined the necessity for key UN our bodies together with the Normal Meeting and the Safety Council, to reform and evolve.

“The world’s first passenger jet plane carried 36 passengers in 1952. It was a breakthrough in technological growth,” he stated.

“That doesn’t imply that we are able to use it as we speak to take us to Mars…Occasions are evolving, and this Group should evolve with them.”

Oath of workplace

Following the speech of the outgoing President contained in the ornate Normal Meeting Corridor, Dennis Francis, President-Elect of the 78th session, took the oath of workplace of the presidency, vowing to discharge its tasks to one of the best of his potential.

Thereafter, President Kőrösi formally handed the well-known, ornate picket gavel over to his successor, and adjourned the assembly.


The primary assembly of the 78th session of the Normal Meeting is scheduled to convene at 3 PM, Jap Daylight Time (7 PM GMT), on Monday. Protection to comply with. 

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