Video Message of USG Melissa Fleming on the 30th Anniversary of Accessions to the United Nations
02 March 2022
My name is Melissa Fleming. I am the Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications at the United Nations.
I wish to extend my warmest congratulations to the Governments and people of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Republic of Moldova, San Marino, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.
Thirty years ago, your 13 countries became part of the United Nations family.
The year 1992 saw the biggest single increase in UN membership since the wave of decolonization of 1960.
And, like that previous expansion, it opened a renewed opportunity for peaceful relations between nations to advance shared prosperity, with the Charter of United Nations at its heart.
Let us take this opportunity to recall and recommit to the promise made in the UN Charter, namely, to save future generations from the scourge of war.
As we look forward together, our UN Country Teams and I reaffirm our ambition to deliver on the promises made in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, for current and future generations.
As the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres has set out in his vision, “Our Common Agenda”, the world needs to strengthen global governance, focus on the future, renew the social contract, and ensure a United Nations fit for a new era.
Together with all 193 Member States, we will continue to work to deliver better multilateralism, based on deeper solidarity, to prevent and solve the crises we face, and ensure a greener, safer world for all, in the decades to come.
With that, I wish a happy 30th anniversary of your UN membership.