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Taoiseach heads to New York for series of UN events

Taoiseach Micheál Martin will be heading off to New York today ahead of attending a series of United Nations events that will take place throughout next week.

Martin will be chairing a meeting at the Security Council on Thursday, where he is expected to express the seriousness of climate change and its contribution to instability.

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Ireland, which is an elected member of the United Nations for a two-year term, holds the presidency of the UN Security Council this month.

Martin will be delivering Ireland’s National Statement to the UN General Assembly on Friday, where he will set out Ireland’s stance on a number of issues such as Covid-19 vaccines, human rights and worldwide conflicts that the nation has expressed interest in.

On Tuesday, Martin will be participating in a joint EU/UN event on empowering women in peace and conflict situations.

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On Wednesday, Martin will be addressing the Council on Foreign Relations on Ireland’s UN priorities, the transatlantic relationship, as well as Brexit.

IMAGE – “File:Dáil Éireann – Election of Taoiseach – 27 June 2020 (50051632532).jpg” by Houses of the Oireachtas from Ireland is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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