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Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Post-COVID Global Governance

24.09.2020

Merci monsieur le président, merci monsieur secrétaire général Guterres, merci monsieur Moussa Faki Mahamat.

Great to be with you all and discuss the post-COVID governance in our global world. First of all, I would like to reiterate Estonia’s support to the Secretary General Guterres’s call for global ceasefire and call everybody to support it by the end of the year.

COVID-19 has changed our world and true to Estonian colors I would like to point out that technological development is the area, which helps us to maintain the coherence of our world and to continue to cooperate with each other. In addition, this pandemic has shown us that our world of work, education, communication, services has radically changed. What we now need to do? We need to adapt our global governance model to what we are seeing in the real world. Also if we wish to make it a global opportunity. A golden opportunity potentially to those countries who are looking to leapfrog. For those people who have the skills to participate in the global services market, but who happen to come from the countries from where it is difficult to offer your services for the rest of the world. For those in world, notably women, people with disabilities, who have found it very difficult to participate in the job market previously. Now, in this post-COVID world, it has been proven that you don’t have to be where you are working. This is a golden opportunity to weaker in our society.

We have to understand that we have to give our children and adolescence the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to participate in this new world of technology. Finally, we don’t need national nor regional, like the European Union, but a global governance structure which will create legally permissive environment for all these developments. Including of course the necessary cyber security.

Thank you, ladies and gentlemen! Thank you for listening Estonia!