Andreas von Uexkull, Sweden’s deputy UN envoy, stated that both India and Sweden are steadfast in their commitment to upholding the values of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, and independence when reacting to humanitarian crisis.
“India and Sweden remain committed to preserving the principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence in responding to all humanitarian situations…” the Swedish deputy envoy said while delivering the India-Sweden joint statement at the UNGA humanitarian debate.
Uexkull said India’s philosophy of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’ strives to ensure that no one gets left behind.
“India’s philosophy of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’ that resonates with the spirit of unity, compassion and cooperation, strives to ensure that no one gets left behind and countries commit themselves to the achievement of SDG 2030 agenda,” he said.
“It urges us to come together in the face of adversity and to build a world where every individual is treated as part of the global family,” he added.
He said the concept has come a long way to become the highlight of India’s presidency of the G20, “an event that showcased India’s commitment to fostering a sense of global togetherness, inclusivity and collaboration.”
According to Uexkull, “India also launched the concept of Mission LiFE, Lifestyle for Environment for 2022, a testament to our dedication to a sustainable global family, to help the global community adopt environmentally conscious practices.” Jan Thesleff, Sweden’s ambassador to India, recently stated that Sweden and India wish to collaborate on “smarter and more sustainable” projects. He mentioned that since Sweden’s independence, India and Sweden have been connected.