A high-level European Union delegation will be in New York for the 74th United Nations General Assembly next week. The EU representatives will host and participate in a large number of events and meetings with world leaders. The EU continues to be a leader in global cooperation: joining forces with partners in support of multilateralism to uphold and promote international law and human rights, to support peace and democracy, to promote sustainable development and to stand side-by-side with people in need all over the world.
Le Président de la Commission européenne Jean-Claude Juncker, accompagné par le Commissaire Neven Mimica, a rencontré jeudi 19 septembre à Bruxelles le Président de la République démocratique du Congo, M. Félix Tshisekedi.
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 acting alone, and which require cooperation and coordination based on universal values and rules.
"More than ever, our partners are looking to the European Union to stand up exactly for
multilateralism and the rules-based international order with a strong United Nations at its
core: as European Union, we are determined to preserve it. Investing in our partnership with
the UN is natural as we share the same fundamental values and goals. Together, we join forces
in our work around the world and in Europe, for sustainable development, peace and security,
and humanely and respectfully managed migration. And together we fight for education for all,
gender equality and human rights.”
- High Representative / Vice-President Mogherini, on the United Nations Day, 24 October 2018
Every year in September, the world leaders gather in New York to take part in the General Debate that marks the opening of the latest session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) during a week traditionally filled with high level events, summits, and intense diplomatic activities.
Each EU missions works in the framework of a comprehensive approach. The mission works in agreement and coordination with the EU Delegations in the same area and in the framework of EU regional policies.
Upon the invitation of a foreign country organising democratic elections, the EU can decide to deploy an Election Observation Mission to the country's elections in consultation with the European Parliament and Member States.