Speeches and Statements


A New Agenda for Peace (PDF), (July 2023)

Secretary-General's remarks at the launch of the Policy Brief on a New Agenda for Peace [bilingual, as delivered, follows. Scroll down for all-English and all-French] 

Trust, solidarity and universality will be central to the effectiveness of the New Agenda for Peace now taking shape, DiCarlo tells Peacebuilding Commission (New York, 30 January 2023)

Special political missions are a vital part of the UN's Charter's diplomatic toolbox, helping to prevent and resolve conflict, Under-Secretary-General DiCarlo tells Fourth Committee (4 November 2022)

Under Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix Remarks at Dag Hammarskjöld Medal Awards Ceremony on the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers  (22 May 2022)

Remarks by Under-Secretary-General for Operational Support, Mr. Atul Khare at the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal Awards Ceremony on the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers (22 May 2022)

Secretary-General's remarks to the Security Council on the COVID-19 Pandemic (as delivered on 9 April 2020)

Speech by Jean-Pierre Lacroix at High-Level Meeting on Peacekeeping Performance (18 December 2019) 

Remarks of Secretary-General António Guterres at the Paris Peace Forum (11 November 2019)

Remarks of Under-Secretary-General Rosemary DiCarlo at Yale University's Macmillan Center on “United Nations and a New World Order: Multilateralism vs Regionalism and Unilateralism” (4 November 2019)

Joint UN-EU Press Statement Reinforcing the UN-EU Strategic Partnership on Peace Operations and Crisis Management: Priorities 2019-2021

In the face of rising global levels of violent conflict, the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) have identified a new set of forward-looking priorities for cooperation on peace operations and crisis management in 2019-2021.

Joint Communiqué - Third African Union-European Union-United Nations Trilateral Meeting (23 September 2018)

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, the President of the European Commission and the Secretary-General of the United Nations met on 23 September 2018 at United Nations Headquarters in New York in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly. They discussed the ongoing cooperation between the three organisations and ways to better coordinate efforts in addressing global challenges. They concurred that peace, security and stability are paramount not only to ensure decent living conditions for all citizens, but also to attract investments necessary for sustainable and inclusive growth

Joint European Union-United Nations Press Statement (23 September 2018)

The United Nations Secretary-General, the President of the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the European Commission, met in New York for their annual meeting in the margins of the seventy-third session of the United Nations General Assembly. 


Latest speeches and statements from senior officials on United Nations Peacekeeping, Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and Operational Support




Chiefs of Defense Conference: “The Changing Nature of UN Peacekeeping” (07 July 2017)