Co-chairs Ban Ki-moon and Heinz Fischer and CEO Monika Froehler had a meeting with the President of the United Nations General Assembly María Fernanda Espinosa on the margins of the European Forum Alpbach (EFA) on August 24th, 2019.
President Espinosa mentioned that she is “delighted to learn more about the work that the Ban Ki-moon Centre is doing to educate Youth 2030 on global citizenship and multilateralism.”
Hearing the youth raising voices to fight climate change and to solve the global issues at the Forum, President Espinosa said, “our planet is literally on fire … we need to act collectively,” echoing the concerns.
Multilateralism may be a difficult word, but easy to explain: greater international cooperation and action. And just when we need it the most, it is being questioned. Multilateralism is the best foundation for liberty and security, and the only hope we have for the future.” – María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés
Ⓒ BKMC / Eugenie Berger & EFA / Andrei Pungovschi & UNPGA Twitte