European Union External Action

United Nations: High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell to address the Security Council

Brussels, 28/05/2020 - 11:21, UNIQUE ID: 200528_3
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On 28 May, EU High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell will address the UN Security Council on the EU’s role in the preservation of international peace and security at the invitation of Estonia, which holds the rotating presidency of the Security Council this month. The High Representative/Vice-President’s address will start at 16:00, Brussels time (10:00, New York time). You can follow the speech live here. A transcript of the speech will be available after. This will be High Representative/Vice-President Borrell’s first annual presentation to the UN Security Council on the EU’s contribution to global peace and security.

In times of global uncertainty, the EU and its Member States remain the strongest partners of the UN in the field of peace and security. We are committed to ensuring leadership in promoting international cooperation and effective multilateralism with a strong United Nations at its core.

The EU supports the UN Secretary-General’s efforts to ensure that the international community responds in a coordinated manner to the pandemic and its aftermath for a lasting recovery. The EU and the UN will continue working shoulder-to-shoulder and further strengthen their long-lasting partnership in pursuit of global peace and security, sustainable development and respect for human rights.

This year, we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. The United Nations remains the beating heart of efforts to find multilateral solutions to global challenges. The UN Security Council has a crucial role to play. The coronavirus pandemic reminds us how interconnected we are and how crucial multilateral cooperation is. To tackle challenges that know no borders, be they pandemics or climate change, the only option is to work together to find global solutions.