Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab gave the UK statement to the high-level meeting of the Assembly to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the UN.
Sep 25, Dominic Raab: ( Transcript of the speech)
Today, as we renew our commitment to tackling our common challenges, I recall the UN’s beginnings.
Seventy-five years ago, representatives from 51 nations met in London. They showed ambitions to build a global community out of the searing experience of two World Wars.
But it was also inception rooted in optimism and a determination that ‘we, the peoples’ would create a better future for ourselves and our children.
Over the past 75 years, the UN has achieved many things:
it has promoted development and democracy
it has strengthened universal values and human rights, particularly of women and girls
it has immunised the vulnerable
it has fed the hungry
it has negotiated peace settlements and supported stability, reconciliation and reconstruction in places that need it most