22 May 2020, New York - Statement on behalf of the European Union by Mr. Pawel Herczyski, Managing Director for CSDP and Crisis Response European External Action Service, at the Arria-Formula Meeting on Cyber Stability, Conflict Prevention and Capacity Building
22 May 2020, New York - Statement on behalf of the EU and its Member States by Ambassador Olof Skoog, Head of the European Union Delegation to the United Nations, on the occasion of the Informal consultations on the zero draft for the Declaration on the occasion of the UN’s 75th Anniversary
On the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, we celebrate cultural diversity in the European Union and underline its importance in fostering dialogue and respect between people all around the world. Europe is a mosaic of diversity shaped by centuries of exchanges between different nations, languages and cultures.
After the Joint statement on “Disability-inclusive response to COVID-19 –Towards a better future for all”, presented to the United Nations in New York and endorsed by 138 countries, including all EU Member States together with the European Union, High Representative/Vice-President Borrell, Vice-President Jourová and Commissioner Dalli issued the following statement:
“The coronavirus pandemic is impacting every country and region of the world and every aspect of our lives. The pandemic and its socio-economic consequences are having a disproportionate impact on the rights of persons with disabilities such as in terms of equal access to health care, support services, and education.