Italy joins Member States’ statement of support to City of NY during COVID crisis

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NEW YORK, APRIL 28 – Following an initiative by the Mission of Jordan, 167 Member States and Permanent Observers have issued a statement of solidarity and appreciation to the City of New York in the midst of COVID-19.  Italy joined the statement saying that “New York City has been the home that has welcomed and nurtured collective action against global challenges”.

“It is in New York City that the headquarters of the United Nations stands as our collective voice for peace, prosperity and solidarity. We are fully confident that New York will overcome this crisis”, the statement says.

“New Yorkers will triumph over this challenge and will emerge stronger and more resilient. The Member States and Permanent Observers saluted the dedication and courage of all New Yorkers. We know that New Yorkers will win over this vicious enemy”, the Member States said.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will be issuing the statement as an official document of the United Nations is fully supportive not only of this initiative but the UN host city, his spokeperson said during the daily briefing. (@OnuItalia)