“Without global norms and the means to enforce them, peace and security, prosperity and democracy – our vital interests – are at risk. Guided by the values on which it is founded, the EU is committed to a world based on international law, including the principles of the UN Charter which ensure peace, human rights and sustainable development […] The EU will strive for a strong UN as the bedrock of the multilateral rules-based order and develop global responses with international and regional organisations, States and non-state actors.” - EU Global Strategy for Foreign and Security Policy
The partnership between the EU and UN and their defence of human rights was centre stage as the "Enlightened Universe" art installation was inaugurated Thursday (25th October) in Brussels. It marks United Nations Day and the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Schuman location in Brussels is symbolic as it is between the EU buildings and UN ones.