Speeches · October 2015




70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly - Jean Asselborn sets out the Presidency's policy on the refugee crisis and calls for action on the "root causes of migration and refugee movements"

In a speech given on 1 October 2015 before the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Jean Asselborn, Minister for Foreign and European Affairs and Minister for Immigration and Asylum, addressed the issue of migration, which he described as a "priority" for the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union. This is an issue "to which I am fully committed", he added. We have decided to publish in full the part of Jean Asselborn's speech that summarises his address to the representatives of every State across the globe on the Luxembourg Presidency's policy regarding the refugee crisis.


  • Updated 02-10-2015