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22 January 2020, New York - Statement on behalf of the EU and its Member States by H.E. Mr. Olof Skoog, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations, Briefing by the Secretary-General on his Priorities for 2020

Yesterday the Commission adopted its initial annual humanitarian budget for 2020 worth €900 million. The EU is the leading global humanitarian aid donor and helps people in over 80 countries. From protracted conflicts in Africa and the Middle East, to severe food crises, humanitarian crises are intensifying and putting aid delivery to those most in need at risk.

L'Arctique se réchauffe à une vitesse plus de deux fois supérieure à la moyenne mondiale. Le bassin méditerranéen est confronté à une diminution des précipitations et à une augmentation des températures. Le réchauffement de la mer Baltique, de la mer Noire et de la mer du Nord s'accélère. La situation est alarmante. Il est urgent de renforcer la réponse mondiale à l'urgence climatique. Le haut représentant Josep Borrell a présidé lundi le Conseil des affaires étrangères, au cours duquel les ministres ont examiné comment renforcer la diplomatie climatique. L'UE est déterminée à contribuer à relever le niveau mondial d'ambition et utilisera tous les instruments à sa disposition pour relever le défi climatique.

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The Arctic is warming at more than twice the global average. The Mediterranean is facing decreasing precipitation and increasing temperatures. The warming of the Baltic, Black and North Seas is happening at a big pace. The situation is alarming. It is urgent to strengthen the global response to the climate emergency. High Representative Josep Borrell chaired the Foreign Affairs Council on Monday, where Ministers discussed ways to step up climate diplomacy. The EU is determined to help raise global ambition and will use all tools at its disposal to tackle the climate challenge.

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9 January 2020, New York - Statement on behalf of the EU and its Member States by H.E. Mr. Olof Skoog, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations, at the Security Council Open Debate on Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Upholding the UN Charter

6 January 2020, New York – Olof Skoog, the new Head of Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

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