Food is the essence of life and yet it is something that we may take for granted. The COVID-19 global health crisis has made us rethink the things we truly cherish and our most basic needs. One of these is food. Preserving access to safe and nutritious food is an essential part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for poor and vulnerable communities, hit hardest by the pandemic. The EU is committed to tackle global hunger and contribute to the accomplishment of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 2: ZERO HUNGER
14 October 2020, New York - Statement on behalf of the European Union and its Member States at the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly Sixth Committee on the Agenda item 152: Administration of justice
15 October 2020, New York - Statement on behalf of the European Union and its Member States at the 75th Session of the General Assembly Fourth Committee on Agenda item 56. Questions relating to information
High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell participated today by videoconference in the third Ministerial Strategic Dialogue on UNRWA co-organised by the Swedish and Jordanian Foreign Ministers.
The High Representative recalled the European Union´s continued strong and predictable support to UNRWA, both politically and financially. This support is all the more important in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees will bring the international community together this month to address the Rohingya crisis. At a virtual conference, they will urge countries to increase assistance for Rohingya refugees, host communities, and internally displaced people in Myanmar, more than 3 years since the latest phase of the crisis began in August 2017.
14 October 2020, New York – European Union General Statement, delivered by H.E. Ambassador Silvio Gonzato, Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to the UN, at the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly Fourth Committee: General Statement
14 October 2020, New York - Statement on behalf of the European Union and its Member States at the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at the Sixth Committee on the Agenda item 81: Crimes against humanity
14 October 2020, New York – Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Silvio Gonzato, Deputy Head of the European Union Delegation to the United Nations, at the Side Event on Children’s Rights in the Digital Environment
The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of controlling the risks that they face. Good disaster risk governance can be measured in lives saved, reduced numbers of disaster-affected people and reduced economic losses. Both COVID-19 and the climate emergency are telling us that we need a clear vision and action based on scientific evidence for the public good.