EU to be represented with high-level delegation at UN General Assembly

The European Union will be represented with a high-level delegation at the 78th UN General Assembly next week at the UN headquarters.

A European Commission press release said the high-level delegation includes Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Executive Vice-President Maroš Šefcovic, High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell, Vice-President Dubravka Šuica, and Commissioners Ylva Johansson, Janez Lenarcic, Jutta Urpilainen and Virginijus Sinkevicius.

The officials will will host and participate in events and meetings with leaders from around the world and hold several high-level bilateral meetings throughout the week.

The 78th session takes place against a backdrop of complex crises and conflicts, including Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine and its global consequences, and the situation in the Sahel.

“The all-time high humanitarian needs, climate emergency, health crises, as well as the erosion of democracy and human rights worldwide are challenges that no country can address alone. Effective multilateralism is not a choice but the only option to ensure that no one is left behind,” the press release reads.

The EU and its Member States, it adds, “will focus on three main priorities at the General Assembly this year: accelerating the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), strengthening global governance, and building global partnerships to help achieve our common goals.”

These priorities will shape the EU’s action at the UN for the coming year, it says among other things.

Source: Cyprus News Agency