2023 marks an important year of celebrations in the Principality, including the admission of Monaco to the United Nations 30 years ago.

On May 28, 1993, Monaco’s flag was hoisted for the first time on the forecourt of the Headquarters of United Nations in New York as the Principality became the 183rd Member State.

Prince Rainier III declared: “This day will remain, most obviously, an important milestone in the already long history of our country.” The ceremony took place in the presence of the Secretary General of the Nations Nations of the time, Boutros Boutros-Ghali.

Monaco was then represented by its Minister of State, Jacques Dupont, accompanied by his Chief of Staff, Denis Ravera, and the Secretary General of the Ministry of State, Rainier Imperti.

At the podium of the United Nations, on September 27, 1993, Hereditary Prince Albert spoke for the very first time, on behalf of the Principality of Monaco, in front of all the Member States and Organisations present at the 48th session of the General Assembly. HSH Prince Albert has since spoken on many occasions at the UN.

HSH Prince Rainier addresses the UN 30 years ago

ORIGINAL SOURCE & PHOTO: Monaco Government Press Service