Statement of PORTUGAL at the UNGA73

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Conflict Prevention
Displacement and Humanitarian Response
United Nation Theme: 
Goverment Statements

General WPS: “Madam President, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, Very special congratulations on your election... Because of the progress you represent in gender equality at the United Nations...Equal congratulation and continued support to all the priorities you have pursued... the reform of the United Nations System, conflict prevention, peacekeeping and the maintenance of peace, concern about migration and refugees, combating terrorism and international crime,... gender equality and support to young people. All directed towards the permanent upholding of human rights.”

Displacement, Conflict Prevention, Peacekeeping: “Preventing conflicts and maintaining peace in peacekeeping and institutional capacity building operations, as Portugal is doing in nine United Nations operations; six of them in Africa… Portugal unreservedly supports these ‘Pacts’, it accepts and will continue to accept migrants, refugees and other displaced person”

Libya: “In Libya the international community must unite to assist with the humanitarian and security situation and the creation of a solid State.”

Yemen: “Yemen remains the scene of one of the greatest humanitarian crises today, affecting especially the most vulnerable, women and children. Only negotiated political solutions, through the mediation of the United Nations and respect for international humanitarian law, will be able to reverse this increasingly tragic situation.”

Syria: “Equally tragic is the humanitarian crisis in Syria, with one of the largest flows of refugees within and out of the region.”

Palestine: “Common sense demands the resumption of a credible negotiation process, addressing all the final status issues, including the question of Jerusalem, and leading to a practicable two-state solution based on coexistence by Israel and Palestine in peace and security.”

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Statement of PORTUGAL at the UNGA73