Reaffirming the Commitment to Multilateralism through the Strengthening of the International System and Institutions on the Occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations

3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10, 2019

ECOSOC Chamber, United Nations

Second in the Series Renewing the Commitment to Multilateralism: A High-level Dialogue of the Presidents of the General Assembly, ECOSOC, and the Security Council

Following the first High-Level Dialogue on “Renewing the Commitment to Multilateralism: A High-level Dialogue of the Presidents of the General Assembly, ECOSOC, and the Security Council,” in October 2018, which underscored the power of multilateralism to address the world’s most urgent challenges, there was avid interest from member states in further meetings in the context of the upcoming 75th anniversary of the United Nations. Amid this month's summits and high-level meetings reviewing the most pressing issues on the international agenda, is essential that we remind ourselves and broadcast how the multilateral system is supporting member state efforts to maintain peace and security in the world, protect human rights, support development and arrive at a fairer, more equitable world. 

Bringing together the Presidents of the General Assembly, the Security Council, the ECOSOC, and the International Court of Justice, as well as the Secretary-General of the United Nations, this high-level dialogue will underscore the value of multilateral efforts and international cooperation in support of the collective objectives and the need to recommit to the ideals of the Charter as we prepare for the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.  

Co-hosted by the Permanent Missions of Ecuador, Norway, and the Russian Federation, in association with the NYU Center on International Cooperation


H.E. Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the General Assembly

H.E. Mr. Antonio Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations 

H.E. Ms. Mona Juul, Permanent Representative of Norway and President of ECOSOC

H.E. Mr. Vassily A. Nebenzia, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation and President of the Security Council for the month of September 2019

H.E. Justice Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, President of the International Court of Justice (via video message).

Moderated by Ms. Sarah Cliffe, Director of the Center on International Cooperation, NYU


IMPORTANT: Please note that only those with UN Grounds Passes can gain access to this event

Please RSVP through this link by 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 10, 2019