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.
Election observation gives the opportunity to assess an electoral process according to international standards. The EU is a leading global player in providing and financing electoral assistance complementary to election observation.