In many countries around the world, today is a day to celebrate workers. This year, with the COVID-19 pandemic unfolding around us, we are truly seeing workers who too often toil unseen.
Il y a des dizaines d’années, des millions de mines terrestres étaient enterrées un peu partout dans le monde. Du Cambodge au Mozambique et de l’Angola à l’Afghanistan, des milliers de vies ont été fauchées ou bouleversées à cause d’un simple faux pas.
Decades ago, millions of landmines were buried in countries across the world. From Cambodia to Mozambique, in Angola and in Afghanistan, thousands of lives were lost, with others altered forever because of one unlucky step.
I want to start by thanking the Presidents of the General Assembly, Security Council and the ECOSOC for their solidarity and for their determination and patience with which they have been facing the enormous practical and technical difficulties in the wo