Von der Leyen and Guterres close week with meeting in New York

The President of the European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen, and nine commissioners will participate, between Thursday and Friday, in a “work retreat” in New York with the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, and other senior officials of the United Nations. United.

In a statement, the community executive explains that in this unprecedented meeting, which “raises the European Union (EU)-UN partnership to another level”, the European Commission and the United Nations will discuss “the main challenges faced by the multilateral order and the priority areas of action in the current international context, in particular, Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine”.

Also according to Brussels, the Commission and the UN will discuss “how the EU-UN partnership can help address decisively priority areas such as food security, climate action and the protection of biodiversity, the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, and the digital cooperation”.

“The world is at an important inflection point. Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine is damaging the international order and the global economy. It is a blatant violation of the UN Charter, with consequences that go beyond Ukraine and Europe.” . We are working closely with the UN to defend multilateralism, which is the best protection against the ‘right to power’, and to address the world’s pressing needs”, commented, this Wednesday, Von der Leyen, anticipating the New York ‘retreat’.

At the end of the work, Von der Leyen and António Guterres should give a press conference, Friday afternoon in New York.

Source: With Agencies

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