Nestor Popolizio presents credentials to UN Secretary-General

19:01 | New York (U.S.), Dec. 6.

Ambassador and former Foreign Affairs Minister Nestor Popolizio on Friday presented to United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres his credential letters as Permanent Representative of Peru to that international organization.

During the meeting, Popolizio renewed Peru's commitment to the purposes and principles of the United Nations, and the desire to continue working with that organization on the main issues included in the international agenda.

In particular, he referred to the fight against corruption, conflict prevention, defense of democracy, promotion and protection of human rights, as well as the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

They also talked about the reduction of natural disasters and the fight against climate change —within the framework of Peruvian participation in the Madrid-based COP25.

While addressing the regional situation, Ambassador Popolizio placed special emphasis on the impact of Venezuelan migration on host countries, such as Peru, which exceeds the response capacity of these States.

In this regard, he stressed the importance of the firm and continuous support of the international community —especially the United Nations— in raising the resources necessary to address the migration phenomenon in our region.

For his part, the Secretary-General highlighted Peru's important contribution to the UN's efforts and acknowledged the South American country's role in the United Nations Security Council as a non-permanent member during the last two years, which ends this month.

It must be noted Peru is a founding member of the UN and one of the few countries whose nationals have held the highest positions in the international organization.

Victor Andres Belaunde was Chair of the General Assembly in 1959 and Ambassador Javier Perez de Cuellar served as Secretary-General from 1982 to 1991.

Besides, the country has held the Security Council Presidency on several occasions such as: April 2018 and July 2019.


Published: 12/6/2019
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