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26 September 2019, New York - Déclaration au nom de l'UE et de ses États Membres de S.E. M. Jean-Christophe Belliard, Secrétaire général adjoint, Directeur politique du Service Européen pour l'Action Extérieure, au débat du Conseil de sécurité sur Paix et Sécurité en Afrique: Les partenariats qui renforcent la paix et sécurité régionale

The EU welcomes the announcement made by the UN Secretary-General on 23 September of agreement on the formation of a constitutional committee. The EU has consistently affirmed that any sustainable solution to the conflict requires a genuine political transition as outlined in UN Security Council Resolution 2254 (2015) and the 2012 Geneva Communiqué negotiated by the Syrian parties within the UN-led Geneva process.

On September 23, 2019, Belgium, Cote d’Ivoire, France, Germany, Indonesia, and South Africa, together with the European Union and Save the Children, convened a High Level meeting entitled “How are we going to stop the war on children?”

25 September 2019, New York - Statement on behalf of the European Union and its Member States by H.E. Mr. Peter Burian, EU Special Representative for Central Asia, at the Security Council debate on Cooperation of the UN with regional organizations: the role of SCO, CIS and CSTO in combatting terrorism with the focus on counterterrorism in Central Asia

Two important summits took place in the margins of UNGA this week - The UN Climate Action Summit and the UN Summit on Sustainable Development Goals - where the EU expressed its strong commitment on accomplishing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development towards a peaceful and prosperous world, with human well-being on a healthy planet at its core.

We have heard a clear message from the representatives of Syrian civil society: make sure that as you focus on political processes, do not forget the people. This is our duty to constantly keep in mind the hundreds of thousands of people that have been killed, those displaced, the destruction that has been brought to a wonderful country and its beautiful land, and also the divisions in society that have been created or deepened. This will take many years to remedy.

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Dear friends, colleagues,

Thank you all for being here. Let me welcome not just the Ministers and representatives of Syria’s neighbouring countries and some further away, but also, and especially, the Syrian civil society representatives who have joined us today.

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