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Speech: Recognising the EU’s role in addressing global challenges and supporting Ukraine: UK statement at the UN Security Council

First, we recognise the EU’s efforts to address global challenges. The UK is proud of our work alongside the EU to establish Energy Transition Partnerships. The ETP has helped coal-dependent emerging economies make a just energy transition by building on the model pioneered at 2023 Ukraine Recovery Conference, hosted by the UK and Ukraine in London this June. Thank you. This has indeed been a challenging year for the multilateral system. Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine saw the return of war to Europe. The knock-on effects have made it harder to tackle the most pressing global challenges, exacerbated food insecurity and prolonged the damage wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic. President, the role of the EU in tackling global challenges and assisting the UN’s work encapsulates, in these times of crisis, the need for responsible multilateralism. We need an engaged role for regional organisations to address the problems we face and uphold the principles of the UN Charter. In this challenging context, we welcome the positive role played by the EU and other regional organisations in championing multilateralism, and supporting the Security Council on international peace and security. I’d like to highlight three areas in particular: Thank you, President, I join others in thanking the High Representative for his briefing.

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