Ανακοίνωση Υπουργείου Εξωτερικών αναφορικά με συμμετοχή Υπουργού Εξωτερικών, Νίκου Δένδια, σε διαδικτυακή Υπουργική συνάντηση των κρατών της Συμμαχίας για την Πολυμέρεια (24.02.2021)

Γενεύη 24 Φεβρουαρίου 2021
Your Excellencies,
It is with great pleasure that I am taking part in yet another
meeting of the Alliance for Multilateralism.
I strongly believe that, especially at this critical period,
multilateralism constitutes one of the most important
achievements of the international community.
The most crucial issues of our time transcend borders by
their very nature.
Τhis has been clearly emphasized by COVID-19.
The pandemic has posed a threat not only to public health,
but also to the very foundations of democracy.
We strongly believe that strict adherence to human rights
norms is the way ahead.
Another issue of capital importance is climate change,
which the Secretary General recently described as “the
defining issue of our time”.
Acknowledging the extreme severity of the problem, Greece
undertook the initiative to convene in June 2019, in
Athens, an International Conference entitled “The Impacts
of Climate Change on Cultural Heritage”.
Furthermore, we are prepared to host a High-Level meeting
on the same issue, as soon as the pandemic shall permit.
As far as the matter of the digital age is concerned, we must
all agree that digital technology has already brought many
benefits.
Nevertheless, the potential risks are also huge.
Consequently, we must ensure that digital issues will not
have an adverse impact on human rights, including
freedom of expression.
Bearing in mind that global challenges require global
solutions, we will continue addressing these challenges
from a human rights perspective.
And this, by taking all necessary steps to ensure that the
rights of all people around the world are respected and that
no one is, indeed, left behind.
Thank you for your attention.

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