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The 75th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations was opened by the new President of the General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir, on 15 September, with the High-Level Week beginning in a virtual format on Monday, 21 September.

Yemen remains the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, and the situation risks deteriorating even further. The conflict continues to take a heavy toll on the population. The combined effects of ongoing fighting, access restrictions and insufficient imports of vital goods, a serious economic crisis, and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic are pushing the country into famine.

18 September 2020, New York – Intervention on behalf of the European Union delivered by Daniela Gauci, Legal Adviser, on Preventing Violent Extremism through Sport Values within the framework of the United Nations Global Programme on the Security of Major Sporting Events, and Promotion of Sport and Its Values as a Tool to Prevent Violent Extremism

13 July 2020, Brussels - The Council today adopted conclusions setting out the EU's priorities at the 75th General Assembly of the United Nations (September 2020 – September 2021), under the theme "Championing multilateralism and a strong and effective UN that delivers for all".

The European Union and the United Nations are natural partners. We are the world’s leading proponents and defenders of a multilateral and rules-based global governance system. Together, we respond to global crises, threats and challenges which cannot be addressed by individual nations acting alone, and require cooperation and coordination based on universal values and rules.

Cooperation between the EU and the UN system, including the UN Secretariat and the various UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes, spans across all policy areas.

17 September 2020, New York - Statement on behalf of the EU and its Member States at the Security Council Open Debate on Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Humanitarian Effects of Environmental Degradation and Peace and Security

17 September 2020, New York – Statement by H.E. Ambassador Olof Skoog, Head of the European Union Delegation to the United Nations, at the Annual Ministerial Meeting of the Least Developed Countries