The EU and the UN reconfirm today their mutual and firm commitment to reinforce the EU - UN strategic partnership on peace operations and crisis management for 2019-2021, in the margins of the UN Secretary-General's High-level event on Action for Peacekeeping which President of the European Council, Donald Tusk addressed this afternoon.
The two organisations will step up their joint work along eight priority areas, including: i) Women, Peace and Security; ii) cooperation between missions and operations in the field; iii)Planning and execution of transitions; iv) Facilitate EU Member States contributions to UN peace operations; v) Support to conflict prevention and political solutions; vi) Policing, rule of law and Security Sector Reform; vii) Cooperation with African-led peace operations; viii) Training and capacity-building. The UN and the EU will continue seeking further complementarity and synergies between UN and EU missions and operations, as well as with other regional and international organisations, in order to act more effectively and ensure impact on the ground.
These priorities form part of the broader EU – UN partnership where we will continue to engage together in promoting multilateralism and a rules-based order as the most effective way for addressing pressing global challenges.
See here the full text of the Joint Press statement.