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. Together, we respond to global crises, threats and challenges which cannot be addressed by individual nations alone, but require cooperation and coordination based on universal values and rules. Today’s interconnected world and the challenges we face, show that global cooperation is more necessary than ever. The outbreak of COVID-19 has clearly demonstrated this.