EU and UN Leaders Support Efficiency Reforms

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European Union leaders and the United Nations secretary-general are calling for UN reform in an effort to make it more efficient – for example, in delivering funds and quickly undertaking projects.

“In a rapidly changing global environment, the implementation of the reform of the United Nations system is extremely important. The European Union is committed to strengthening and further advancing the multilateralist system as the basis of the reformed UN, ” a joint statement of UN and EU leaders said.

The statement followed a meeting in New York between European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, European Union representative Federica Mogherini, and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

The leaders said they will also work toward preventing conflicts in the UN partnership.

This week there will be a high-level debate with the participation of heads of state and government at UN headquarters  – one of the most important events in the work of the UN General Assembly.

The Ukrainian delegation in New York will be headed by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. He planned to arrive in the U.S. today. He will deliver a statement to the UN General Assembly on Wednesday.