President Higgins hosted a reception for Permanent Representatives of UN Member States.
The UN member states representatives are in Ireland, for a gathering on peace-building and reconciliation.
Permanent Representatives are the heads of UN member states’ diplomatic missions to the United Nations. Member States have such representatives at all major UN offices, including at UN headquarters in New York. Permanent Representatives have the equivalent diplomatic rank as an Ambassador, but are accredited to the institution, not to a Head of State.
In September 2019, President Higgins addressed the United Nations General Assembly, and had over 20 meetings with Heads of State and Heads of Government. The President also addressed the UN high level meeting on peace-keeping in April 2018.
In February 2017, President Higgins travelled to Colombia, to underline Ireland's support for the peace process.
- President receives New York based Permanent Representatives (November 2019)
- President hosts a Garden Party for community groups working on peace and reconciliation (June 2018)
- President delivers keynote address on Irish and Colombian peace processes (February 2017)
- President gives an address on 'Living Well Together Beyond 2016', in Corrymeela (June 2016)
- President delivers speech on reconciliation (June 2015)
- President gives an address on '1916 and the Ethics of Memory', in Glencree (June 2015)