Detiktoday.com – President Joko Widodo invoked three thoughts in his speech at the general debate session of the 75th General Assembly of the United Nations (UN). The speech was delivered virtually as broadcast on the Presidential Secretariat YouTube on Wednesday, September 23, 2020.
First, President Joko Widodo called for the UN to always improve itself, carry out reforms, revitalization and efficiency. According to him, the UN must be able to prove that multilateralism produces results, including in times of crisis.
“The UN must be more responsive and effective in solving various global challenges. And we all have the responsibility to continue to strengthen the UN so that the UN remains relevant and more contributive, in line with the challenges of the times, “said the President.
“The United Nations is not just a building in New York City, but a common goal and commitment of all nations to achieve world peace and prosperity for future generations. Indonesia has unshakable faith in the United Nations and multilateralism. Multilateralism is the only way that can provide equality, “he added.
Second, President Joko Widodo encouraged collective global leadership to be strengthened. In interstate and international relations, every country always fights for its national interests. However, President Jokowi reminded that all countries have a responsibility to contribute to be part of the solution for world peace, stability and prosperity.
“This is where the UN’s role is demanded to strengthen the collective global leadership. The world needs a stronger spirit of collaboration and global leadership to create a better world, “he said.
Third, President Joko Widodo encourages cooperation in handling Covid-19 to be strengthened, both in terms of health and socio-economic impacts. According to him, the vaccine will be a game changer in the fight against the pandemic.
“We must work together to ensure that all countries have equal access to vaccines that are safe and at affordable prices. In the longer term, the governance of global health resilience must be further strengthened. World health resilience based on national health resilience will determine the future of the world, “he explained.
From an economic standpoint, President Joko Widodo views that the gradual reactivation of economic activities must be started by making corrections to the weaknesses of the current global supply chain. Economic activation must prioritize the health of world citizens.
“A healthy world, a productive world must be our priority. All of this can be achieved if we all work together, cooperate and work together. Let us strengthen our commitment and consistently carry out our commitment to always work together, “he said.