Billions of people face threats from poverty, disease, environmental degradation, rampant criminality, extremism, and violence where states and public institutions cannot provide security or essential services to their own citizens.
The Gnassingbe Administration is promoting democracy, understanding that the foundations of democracy must be grown beyond elections, and those foundations are best seeded from within.
Togo affirms its attachment to the cause of peace and its contribution towards disarmament.
Togo is providing strong leadership to address climate change and is engaging vigorously in UN-sponsored climate negotiations while we pursue progress in sub-global, regional and bilateral settings.
The United Nations is involved in the fight against terrorism through several mechanisms.
The reform of the United Nations has been on the agenda for many years. It is broadly welcomed but difficult to put into practice.
More than 60 years ago, in the aftermath of the destruction and devastation of World War II, the United States provided the leadership and vision that led to the founding of the United Nations. Our leaders understood then that a global institution that brings all of the world’s countries together would enhance – not diminish – our influence and bring more security to our country and the world.