Alliance for Multilateralism
Shaping our Common Agenda
Ministerial meeting in the margins of the High-Level Week
of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly
23 September 2021
H.E. Mr. Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson,
Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development Cooperation of Iceland
It cannot be overstated that with the challenges and emerging threats of our time, working together is the only way to succeed.
Tackling climate change, preserving biodiversity, responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as protecting human rights and achieving gender equality, are all tasks that call for joint efforts and global solidarity.
The Alliance for Multilateralism represents a vision of unity and a world working together towards a better and more peaceful future for the generations to come.
Iceland has long been a strong advocate and supporter of international cooperation - we know and understand how multilateralism and the rules-based international order can help ensure a level playing field for all states, large and small.
At the same time, we recognize that the multilateral system is not without its flaws. We must continue to modernize the existing international institutions with an aim to make them more inclusive, transparent, and accountable.
The role of our Alliance is an important one. I look forward to working with you to advance Our Common Agenda and building back better.
I thank you.