This study has been commissioned by the European Union (EU) to document success stories of the cooperation between the EU and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It aims to highlight the successful elements of the cooperation and, by providing a number of evidencebased lessons, the reasons for its success.
Senior EU leaders will be at the United Nations for the General Assembly 24-28 September to show the EU's commitment to a strong and effective United Nations and build support for multilateral diplomacy and a rules-based global order.
The European Union has started as a peace project and has successfully transformed a war-torn and conflict-prone continent into a global actor in peacebuilding and conflict resolution. The European Union promotes peace across the globe by addressing the root causes of conflict, contributing to creating the necessary conditions for the reconstruction of societies and supporting the recovery of affected civilians. The International Day of Peace reminds us that peace is not a given. Three projects in Ukraine, the Philippines and Niger show how local actors, with the support from the international community, can build peace.
On 18 September 2018, the Council adopted conclusions endorsing the priorities of the UN-EU Strategic Partnership on peace operations and crisis management for the period 2019-2021. The Council recognised the mutually beneficial nature of the longstanding UN-EU cooperation on peacekeeping and civilian, police and military crisis management.
Today, more than ever, the EU is increasing engagement to boost multilateralism and international cooperation. That is the message from the European Union's Foreign Ministers today as they adopted their priorities for the United Nations and the 73rd UN General Assembly (UNGA). Together the EU and the UN will continue to engage as a positive force for change, bringing unique added-value to European citizens.
On the International Day for the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we celebrate the contributions of indigenous peoples to the diversity and richness of civilizations and cultures and indeed to our common heritage. It is also a day where we take stock of the many achievements in the recognition and realisation of their rights and identify the actions that the world community still needs to take, so that human rights are universally applied without any discrimination.
The Council adopted the EU priorities for the UN and the 73rd UN General Assembly. The conclusions highlight how in today's volatile and unpredictable world, the EU will engage to boost multilateralism.