As we mark the 75th anni­ver­s­a­ry of the libe­ra­ti­on from Nazi fascism, we face an unpre­ce­den­ted glo­bal cri­sis. Chan­cellor Ange­la Mer­kel cal­led the cur­rent pan­de­mic the grea­test chal­len­ge sin­ce World War II. As we ack­now­ledge this important anni­ver­s­a­ry, Chris­toph Heus­gen, the Ger­man Ambassa­dor to the United Nati­ons, hopes we can recall what promp­ted the post-war genera­ti­on to build this sys­tem in the first place and learn les­sons for how to rebuild it in a more equi­ta­ble way.

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