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11 November 2019, New York -- Statement on behalf of the European Union and its Member States by Mr. Andrea Pontiroli, Counsellor, Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations, UN General Assembly 74th Session, Fourth Committee, Agenda item 50: UNRWA

11 November 2019, New York -- Statement on behalf of the European Union and its Member States by Mr. Guillaume Dabouis, First Counsellor, Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations, 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Resolution on the Report of the IAEA

In October 2019, Israeli authorities approved the advancement of well over 2.000 housing units in illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank. The European Union's position on Israeli settlement policy in the occupied Palestinian territory is clear and remains unchanged: all settlement activity is illegal under international law and it erodes the viability of the two-state solution and the prospects for a lasting peace, as reaffirmed by UN Security Council Resolution 2334.

EU Statement on the occasion of the 18th General Conference of the UNIDO 

(Abu Dhabi, 3-7 November 2019)

 

Thank you Chair, 

I have the honour to speak on behalf of the European Union and its Member States. The following countries align themselves with this statement: Turkey§, Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro*, Serbia*, Albania*, Bosnia and Herzegovina*, Norway+, Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova, Georgia and Armenia.

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The International Solidarity Conference on the Venezuelan Refugee and Migrant Crisis held in Brussels on 28-29 October 2019 sent a strong message of support to the Venezuelan refugees and migrants as well as to their host countries and communities in Latin America and the Caribbean. 

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Joint op-ed signed by the High Representative and Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi and the International Organization for Migration's Director General António Vitorino

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On 24 October we celebrate the laying of the first stone of the most universal multilateral project in history: the United Nations.

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In view of last week's election of 14 new Members States to the Human Rights Council for a three-year period as of 1 January 2020, the European Union expresses its strong concern over the human rights record of some of the elected countries.

In particular, the seriousness of the human rights violations in Venezuela, as reflected in the findings of the report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (HCHR) on the situation in the country and their impact on the population cannot be ignored.

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21 October 2019, New York – European Union Statement delivered by Ms. Anne Kemppainen, Minister Counsellor, Head of Political Section for Non-proliferation and Disarmament, Delegation of the European Union in Geneva, at the 74th Session of the United Nations First Committee Thematic Discussion on Nuclear Weapons

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The European Union and its Member States have progressively put in place a comprehensive external migration policy and strengthened the work along the Central Mediterranean route. Saving and protecting the lives of migrants and refugees, breaking the business model of smugglers and traffickers and providing legal pathways, while addressing the root causes of irregular migration and forced displacement: these are the aims at the very heart of the EU's policy.

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