The world is in crisis, and things will get worse, Trudeau tells UN
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed that the world must change, as multilateral systems established decades ago are not working as they should, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the UN General Assembly on Friday, as reported by the UN News.
“Today, all those institutions no longer serve us well enough on what they were designed for – defending multilateralism and international law, protecting human rights and open markets.“That is what the crisis of COVID-19 has shown, beyond a shadow of a doubt. That things have to change. And not just on the world stage – but at home, too.” “We must understand our opportunities and our responsibilities to take real action, together. To protect each other, to support each other. “If we meet this moment, if we rise to this challenge, I know that, like our grandparents did 70 years ago, we will lay the foundations of a better world.” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, September 25, 2020
Update: On September 29, Prime Minister Trudeau announced that Canada would contribute, “an additional $400 million in international development funding this year. This new funding will go to trusted partners on the ground fighting COVID‑19, and will enable Canada to support the recovery and resilience of developing countries.”