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In Memoriam: His Excellency Mr David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament

11.01.2022

 

With deep sadness, the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations notes the passing of His Excellency Mr David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament, on 11 January 2022.

 

President Sassoli, a committed European and a strong supporter of multilateralism, firmly believed in the principles of solidarity and social justice, principles which guided his action during the COVID-19 pandemic. He was convinced that we should not return to the world as it was before the pandemic and that we should strive for more democracy, more solidarity and more compassion.

 

To commemorate his legacy and pay tribute to his work, the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations has opened a virtual book of condolences. Messages can be sent to the following e-mail address DELEGATION-NEW-YORK-CONDOLENCES@eeas.europa.eu

UN Missions wishing to extend their condolences are invited to write no later than Friday 14 January, at noon EST.