UN – Visit by Catherine Colonna to New York (17-18 July 2023)


Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna will visit New York on July 17 and 18.

More than 500 days after Russia launched its war of aggression against Ukraine, the Minister will attend a meeting of the UN Security Council on July 17 organized by the Council’s British presidency on the consequences of the war in Ukraine and the prospects for a just and lasting peace, as well as a commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

Ms. Colonna will meet with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to discuss major international crises, human rights and the global challenges we must face collectively. This meeting follows the Secretary-General’s visit to Paris and their last conversation at the Quai d’Orsay on the sidelines of the Summit for a New Global Financing Pact on June 22 and 23.

This visit will give the Minister an opportunity to extend her discussions with her counterparts, including Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, in order to reiterate France’s long-term support for Ukraine.

She will also give a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations on France’s multilateral diplomacy and its work at the UN.