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20 August 2019, New York - Statement on behalf of the European Union and its Member States delivered by H.E. Mr. Silvio Gonzato, Deputy Head of Delegation, Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations at the Security Council Open Debate on "Maintenance of international peace and security: Challenges to peace and security in the Middle East"

The European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) have a successful track record of close cooperation in crisis management around the world, dating back to the beginning of EU CSDP missions and operations. It is no coincidence that in 2003, when the EU deployed its first civilian and military operation, a Joint Declaration on EU-UN-Cooperation in Crisis Management was issued. Since then, many steps have been taken to reinforce the strategic partnership. Most recently inn September 2018, the EU and UN agreed on a new set of forward-looking priorities for cooperation on peace operations and crisis management in 2019-2021.

Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the passing of Yukiya Amano

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18 July 2019, New York - At the United Nations High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development in New York, the EU reaffirmed its strong commitment to deliver on the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Recognising the importance of the United Nations at the core of effective multilateralism, the EU and its member states will focus on three mutually reinforcing priorities at the 74th session of the General Assembly of the UN: 1. Conflict prevention, peace and security, 2. A common positive agenda, 3. Engagement on global challenges like climate change.

17 July 2019, New York - The EU reaffirmed its support for supreme audit institutions as strong key democratic institutions today, with €3 million in funding to help them build capacity and face new challenges.

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