United Nations Day: Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell

23 Oct: United Nations Day: Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell

(Source: EEAS)

Multilateralism, with the United Nations at its core, is the most effective way to contribute to global peace, security, human rights and prosperity. It is a pillar of the European Union’s external action. In a rapidly evolving world, a strongand dynamic partnership between the EU and the UN is more important than ever and it needs to deliver.

Together, we must respond to global crises, threats and challenges that cannot be addressed by any country alone, be it climate change and biodiversity loss or the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting countries to recover, but also to “build back better”. Side-by-side, we champion the protection of the universality and indivisibility of human rights, the fundamental values of democracy and the rule of law.

In the words of UN Secretary-General António Guterres, “we …