28 January 2021, New York – European Union Statement by H.E. Ambassador Silvio Gonzato, Deputy Head of the European Union Delegation to the United Nations, at the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly Plenary meeting on the Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Organization – Item 115 - A/75/1: Briefing by the Secretary-General on his priorities for 2021
27 January 2021, New York - Joint Briefing by the President of the General Assembly and the President of the Economic and Social Council, EU statement delivered by H.E. Mr. Olof Skoog, Head of the EU Delegation to the UN
26 January 2021, New York – European Union Intervention by Ambassador Olof Skoog, Head of the European Union Delegation to the United Nations, at the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund Replenishment Conference
Holocaust survivor and Italian writer Primo Levi – the first to make a detailed written recollection of the atrocities that happened in Auschwitz – said: “We cannot understand [Fascism], but we can and must understand from where it springs, and we must be on our guard. Because what happened can happen again. For this reason, it is everyone's duty to reflect on what happened”.
26 January 2021, New York – Statement by H.E. Mr. Olof Skoog, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations, at the Security Council Open VTC on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question
From growing onions in the sand, beekeeping to preserve wildlife, building homes from plastic bottles, to solar parks and other initiatives to switch to green: such concrete actions, big or small, help to mitigate climate change. Yet there is a need for drastic action. Climate action is at the heart of the European Green Deal – from ambitiously cutting global emissions, to investing in research and innovation, to preserving the natural environment.
The Council today adopted conclusions on ʻClimate and Energy Diplomacy - Delivering on the external dimension of the European Green Dealʼ. In its conclusions the Council recognises that climate change is an existential threat to humanity. It notes that global climate action still falls short of what is required to achieve the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
21 January 2021, New York – European Union Statement by H.E. Mr. Silvio Gonzato, Deputy Head of the European Union Delegation to the UN, at the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly Informal Plenary meeting: Briefing by the President of the General Assembly on his priorities