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June 2022

During the official launch of the New Zero World last week at the United Nations in New York, the initiative received support, encouragement and endorsement from H.E. the President of the UN General Assembly and Foreign Minister of the Maldives Abdulla Shahid.

It was an incredible honor for us to have him join us for our lunch and speak on behalf of our initiative. We are so thankful for his mission for a Presidency of Hope:

“I commend the New Zero World goal of fostering greater partnerships on environmental action. As the campaign aptly notes: to break cycles of inaction and disengagement, we need to find a new way forward,” said H.E. Abdulla Shahid. “Let us dare to dream and let us dare to hope, to embrace. Hope is never over-rated or cliché’ but instead drives people to not give up, despite the odds seeming high.”