As we mark the International Criminal Justice Day, the European Union reaffirms its longstanding support towards the international criminal justice system and in particular its unwavering commitment to the International Criminal Court (ICC), as part of the EU's wider commitment to a rules-based international order.
The Council today adopted conclusions on the EU's priorities at the 74th UN General Assembly(September 2019 – September 2020). These conclusions complements the Council conclusions on strengthening multilateralism which were adopted on 17 June 2019.
9 July 2019, New York - Statement on behalf of the European Union and its Member States by H.E. Mr. João Vale de Almeida, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations, on the linkages between International Terrorism and Organised Crime at the United Nations Security Council Open Debate on threats to international peace and security
The Council today adopted conclusions welcoming the publication of the first joint synthesis report of the EU and its member states on ''Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals across the world'' as an important contribution to EU reporting at the High Level Political Forum in 2019. The Council welcomes the collective contribution of the EU and its member states to the implementation of all Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across the world, leveraging all means of implementation, in support of the 2030 Agenda.
The European Commission today welcomed the United Nations General Assembly’s passing of a resolution aimed at abolishing trade in equipment used for torture. As a co-founder of the Alliance for Torture-Free Trade in 2017 and with its own legislation in place since 2005, the EU is at the vanguard of efforts to stop trade in the tools of torture. It sees its work to stop the trade in such goods as a central feature of its broader values-based trade agenda.
27 June 2019, New York - Statement on behalf of the European Union and its Member States by H.E. Ambassador João Vale de Almeida, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations, at the United Nations General Assembly Debate on the Responsibility to Protect and the prevention of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity
26 June 2019, New York - Statement on behalf of the European Union and its Member States by H.E. Mr Silvio Gonzato, Deputy Head of the European Union Delegation to the United Nations, on the occasion of Commemorative event to mark the day of the signing of the Charter of the United Nations
26 June 2019, New York - Speech Katharina von Schnurbein, European Commission Coordinator on combating Antisemitism, at the Informal meeting of the General Assembly on Combating Antisemitism and Other Forms of Racism and Hate: The Challenges of Teaching Tolerance and Respect in the Digital Age