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Press Statement by Australia, the Kingdom of Belgium, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Malaysia and Ukraine at the UN on the second anniversary of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

Press Statement by Australia, the Kingdom of Belgium, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Malaysia and Ukraine at the UN on the second anniversary of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

The permanent representatives to the UN of Australia, the Kingdom of Belgium, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Malaysia and Ukraine, on behalf of their governments, issue the following statement on the second anniversary of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 on 17 July 2014 in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine.

Ukraine Considers the Protection of Civilians the Most Important Task of United Nations Peacekeeping

Ukraine Considers the Protection of Civilians the Most Important Task of United Nations Peacekeeping

This was asserted by the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Sergiy Kyslytsya on June 10th during the ministerial meeting of the UN Security Council on the protection of civilians in the context of peacekeeping operations.

Ambassador Yelchenko meets with Deputy UN Secretary-General Jan Eliasson

Ambassador Yelchenko meets with Deputy UN Secretary-General Jan Eliasson

On June 3, at the UN headquarters in New York, the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN Volodymyr Yelchenko met with the Deputy-Secretary General of the UN Jan Eliasson.

Briefing on the highlights of the work of the Ukrainian delegation in UN Security Council

Briefing on the highlights of the work of the Ukrainian delegation in UN Security Council

On June 2nd, the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the UN held a briefing for journalists from UN’s accredited media outlets. This briefing highlighted the work of the Ukrainian delegation in the Security Council in May, as well as the recent developments in Ukraine.

Ambassador Volodymyr Yelchenko, as Chairman of the UN Security Council Committee, visits the Central African Republic

Ambassador Volodymyr Yelchenko, as Chairman of the UN Security Council Committee, visits the Central African Republic

May 24–27: Chairman of the Committee of the UN Security Council and Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN, Ambassador Volodymyr Yelchenko, visits the Central African Republic (CAR).

UN pays tribute to deceased peacekeepers

UN pays tribute to deceased peacekeepers

On the eve of the International Peacekeepers Day (celebrated on May 29th) May 19th, the United Nations gave a moment of silence and laid flowers, paying tribute to all peacekeepers from different corners of the globe who died last year while performing their duties abroad.

Ukraine supports the resolution of the UN General Assembly on the International Criminal Court

Ukraine supports the resolution of the UN General Assembly on the International Criminal Court

On May 13th, at the meeting of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly, the Assembly adopted the annual resolution “Report on the International Criminal Court (ICC)”, co-authored by 79 countries including Ukraine.

Ukraine endorsed the Kigali Principles on the Protection of Civilians in UN PKO

Ukraine endorsed the Kigali Principles on the Protection of Civilians in UN PKO

On May 11th, Ukraine along with other contributing countries to UN peacekeeping operations (PKO) endorsed the Kigali Principles — a document that aims to ensure the recognition of the central role of the protection of civilians during the execution of UN peacekeeping operations.

Ukrainian delegation takes part in the plenary session of the UN Forum on Indigenous Issues

Ukrainian delegation takes part in the plenary session of the UN Forum on Indigenous Issues

On May 12th, the Ukrainian delegation spoke at the plenary session of the UN Forum of Indigenous Issues.

Ukraine calls on the UN to develop a counter-terrorism strategy

Ukraine calls on the UN to develop a counter-terrorism strategy

The above-mentioned statement was stated by the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN Volodymyr Yelchenko on May 11th, during the open debate of the UN Security Council, titled “Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts: Countering the narratives and ideologies of terrorism.”

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