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United Nations: High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell to deliver a speech at the Security Council

Brussels, 08/05/2020 - 13:17, UNIQUE ID: 200508_6
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On 8 May, the High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell will deliver a speech at a UN Security Council Arria-Formula meeting on the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War on European soil. This debate will offer an opportunity not only to discuss lessons learned from the past, but also to evaluate current security threats posed by conflicts around the world.

The High Representative/Vice-President will deliver his statement at around 16:00, Brussels time (10:00, New York time). This meeting brings together high-level participants, including Foreign Ministers from across the world, and is organised by Estonia, which holds the rotating presidency of the Security Council in May 2020. You can follow the speech live on EbS. A transcript of the speech will be available after.

In times of global uncertainty, the EU’s strategic partnership with the United Nations is stronger than ever and is essential to promote peace and security across the globe. The end of the Second World War also marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. The United Nations continues to be an indispensable forum for multilateral solutions to global challenges and a platform for dialogue.