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Minister Logar attends the ministerial meeting of the Alliance for Multilateralism on current challenges

On the fringes of the general debate of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Foreign Minister Anže Logar attended the hybrid ministerial meeting of the Alliance for Multilateralism entitled “Shaping our Common Agenda”.

Dr. Anže Logar during the video conference, in the back Slovenian and European Union's flag

Minister Anže Logar | Author Ministrstvo za zunanje zadeve

In his video address, Minister Logar supported the UN Secretary-General António Guterres' document titled 'Our Common Agenda', which posits that better functioning multilateralism based on solidarity is vital for an effective response to the current challenges.

Minister Logar stressed that solidarity is the key to exiting the COVID-19 crisis. He also drew attention to the immediate threat of climate change, giving an overview of Slovenia’s efforts to declare the right to a healthy environment globally. He said that Slovenian development aid is largely aimed at helping women and girls, who are even more vulnerable in this situation, and empowering them.

In their short speeches, the foreign ministers highlighted current issues such as health and pandemic preparedness, the challenges posed by climate change, the preservation of biodiversity, the protection of human rights and gender equality. In particular, they underlined the importance of cooperation when it comes to achieving common objectives.

The Alliance for Multilateralism was founded on the initiative of Germany and France to strengthen the rules-based international order. The Alliance provides an important forum for exchanging views on practical and strategic solutions to current global challenges. Slovenia joined the initiative in September 2019.