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3 April 2020, New York - Statement on behalf of the Member States of the European Union delivered by the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations at the 74th Session of the General Assembly Fifth Committee First Resumed Session on the Closure of Work – Written Statement

The European Union adds its voice to the call by the UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen for an immediate and nationwide ceasefire across Syria, particularly in view of the coronavirus pandemic. The recently agreed ceasefire in Idlib remains fragile. It must be upheld and extended to the whole of Syria.

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27 March 2020, New York - General Statement on behalf of the European Union and its Member States by H.E. Mr Olof Skoog, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations, on the occasion of the Joint Briefing by the UN Secretary General, the President of the General Assembly, the President of the Economic and Social Council and the President of the Security Council on the COVID19 response

In a rapidly changing world, shifting geopolitical landscapes, climate change, environmental degradation and the digital transition, pose unquestionable challenges to human rights and democracy. However, new technologies also offer the potential to trigger positive transformation towards more democratic and inclusive societies.

COVID-19 will reshape our world. We don’t yet know when the crisis will end. But we can be sure that by the time it does, our world will look very different. How different will depend on the choices we make today.

In Europe and in the world, all minds are focused on actions to tackle the outbreak of the coronavirus and mitigate the effects of the crisis. The European Union works on all fronts to support these efforts. The latest information can be found on the dedicated European Commission website. We take this opportunity to thank all those who are working tirelessly to contain the pandemic and care for those in need, anywhere in the world.

In Europe and in the world, all minds are focused on actions to tackle the outbreak of COVID-19 and mitigate the effects of the crisis. The European Union works on all fronts to support these efforts. The latest information can be found on the dedicated European Commission website. We take this opportunity to thank all those who are working tirelessly to contain the pandemic and care for those in need, anywhere in the world. On the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on 21 March 2020, the European Union reiterates its unwavering commitment to fighting racism and xenophobia and all other forms of intolerance. Not only on this day, but every day.

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12 March 2020, New York – European Union Statement by Ambassador Silvio Gonzato, Deputy Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations, at the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly Second thematic meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on GA Revitalization on the Role and Authority of the General Assembly

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