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STATEMENT ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON THE ‘BREXIT’ VOTE

The Secretary-General has followed discussions surrounding the referendum in the United Kingdom closely. The vote to leave the European Union came at the end of intensive deliberations and rich discussions, not just in the United Kingdom, but across Europe.

Now, as the United Kingdom and other EU Member States embark on the process of charting a way forward, the Secretary-General trusts in Europe’s well-proven history of pragmatism and common responsibility in the interest of European citizens.

At the UN, we look forward to continuing our work with the United Kingdom and the European Union – both important partners.

The Secretary-General expects that the European Union to continue to be a solid partner for the United Nations on development and humanitarian issues, as well as peace and security, including migration.

He also expects that the United Kingdom will continue to exercise its leadership in many areas, including development. He very much hopes that this will continue.

When we work together, we are stronger.

New York/Cannes – 24 June 2016

Cyclone devastation calls for extraordinary partnerships

Responding to the Fiji Government’s call for strengthened support from the private sector and with support of the European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the Pacific Community (SPC) has facilitated an innovative partnership between the Ministry of Agriculture and Fiji’s telecommunications companies to use text messaging service to inform mobile phone users in affected areas. Continue reading

EU border management: protecting the rights of migrants

EU border management: protecting the rights of migrantsIrregular migration in the European Union is not a new trend. However, since the 1990s, Europe has seen a sharp increase in irregular migration where people are willing to risk their lives in order to enter the EU, according to UN Special Rapporteur François Crépeau. Continue reading