Remarks at a UN Interactive Dialogue to Commemorate and Promote the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace

Ambassador Richard Mills
U.S. Deputy Representative to the United Nations
New York, New York
May 5, 2021


The United States wants to start by thanking President Bozkir for convening the General Assembly on this important theme. Important because I think it’s clear to all of us that the challenges we face – COVID, climate change, ending conflict – can’t be resolved by any of us acting alone.

I have one question for the panel’s thoughts: what can all of us do to reaffirm the foundational values, the principles, the rules of the free and open international rules-based order that we have all built together?

Thank you very much.