Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the occasion of the United Nations Day
October 24, 2019
On 24 October we celebrate the laying of the first stone of the most universal multilateral project in history: the United Nations. On this day back in 1945, the UN Charter entered into force and since then, the organisation has worked to deliver on peace, sustainable development and human rights – fundamental principles and goals that the European Union shares.
As a stubborn defender of multilateralism as the best possible way to find solutions to global crises, the European Union works closely with the United Nations in all regions of the world, encompassing more than 170 countries.
From Syria to Libya, from Afghanistan to Venezuela, our strong partnership contributes to safeguarding peace and security, promoting sustainable development, managing migration in a humane and respectful manner, and strengthening human rights, including education for all and gender equality. And the European Union is determined to continue to exercise its best leadership as a reliable and collaborative global actor.