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The candidacy of Ms Catherine Geslain-Lanéelle for the post of Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation, was submitted in Rome on Monday 17 December 2018. The next Director General will be elected by the 194 Member States of the Organisation during its 41st Conference in June 2019. Ms Geslain-Lanéelle from France was identified as the EU candidate by the Council of the European Union on 15 October 2018.

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.

The European Union and the United Nations are natural partners. We are the world’s leading proponents and defenders of a multilateral and rules-based global governance system.

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.

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