The European Union is investing in cooperation with the United Nations system as never before, the bloc’s senior-most diplomat told the Security Council today, detailing its involvement in conflict resolution, reconciliation and support for global priorities as diverse as climate change and disarmament.
Preventing and resolving conflicts is the top priority for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), its Chairperson-in-Office told the Security Council today, as he outlined actions to decrease tensions in Ukraine, Transnistria, Georgia and Nagorno-Karabakh.
The United Nations Secretary-General, the President of the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the European Commission, met in New York for their annual meeting in the margins of the seventy-third session of the United Nations General Assembly.SG
The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat; the President of the European Commission, Jean‑Claude Juncker; and the Secretary‑General of the United Nations, António Guterres, met on 23 September 2018 at United Nations Headquarters in New York in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly. They were accompanied by senior officials from the three organizations, including Vice‑President/High Representative Federica Mogherini; Commissioner for Peace and Security Smail Chergui; Commissioner for Political Affairs Minata Samate Cessouma; and United Nations Deputy Secretary‑General Amina J. Mohammed. They discussed the ongoing cooperation between the three organizations and ways to better coordinate efforts in addressing global challenges. They concurred that peace, security and stability are paramount not only to ensure decent living conditions for all citizens, but also to attract investments necessary for sustainable and inclusive growth.
From 4 to 7 September 2018, in cooperation with the United Nations Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1540 (2004) and its Group of Experts, the Russian Federation hosted a training course in Rostov‑on‑Don for 1540 national Points of Contact of the Member States of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). The course was supported by OSCE and the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs.
A concert to benefit Rohingya refugees will be performed at the Baruch Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. on Monday, 25 June. Masud Bin Momen, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations, and Ninette Kelley, Director of the High Commissioner for Refugees New York Office, will attend.
Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the opening of the European Development Days, in Brussels today:
The crisis in Ukraine was putting shared values to the test, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Chairperson-in-Office told the Security Council today, while stressing that further dialogue and political will were needed to solve the situation.
Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the opening of the fifth African Union-European Union Summit, in Abidjan today:
Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the European Development Days, in Brussels today:
Describing the European Union as an indispensable partner of the United Nations, the bloc’s senior-most diplomat told the Security Council today that it was ready to move beyond the current international uncertainty and join the Organization in building a more cooperative world order.
Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) region in Geneva today:
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Olga Algayerova of Slovakia as the next Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE).
Voicing deep concern over regional conflicts, radicalization and violent extremism, the Chair-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) today stressed the need to foster open and constructive dialogue in seeking common solutions to threats.
Peace must never be taken for granted in Europe, where simmering conflicts could potentially impact security on a global scale, speakers in the Security Council said today, during an open debate that cast a particular spotlight on the situation in Ukraine.
Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council open debate on conflicts in Europe, in New York today: