Human Rights & Democracy

EU priorities at the United Nations and the 74th United Nations General Assembly adopted

16/07/2019 - 15:15
EU Delegation to the UN in Geneva - Press releases


The Council adopted conclusions on the EU's priorities at the 74th UN General Assembly (September 2019 – September 2020). These conclusions complements the Council conclusions on strengthening multilateralism which were adopted on 17 June 2019.


The EU's engagement for a more peaceful, cooperative and just world rests on common values - peace, democracy, human rights, the rule of law, gender equality, sustainable development - as well as the EU's profound commitment to effective multilateralism.


In recent years, the EU has intensified its engagement as a global player and is translating multilateralism into action. In the current global context, the EU seeks to reaffirm the added value and relevance of the UN, and to prove that it delivers benefits to people around the world. The EU will continue to work with and support the United Nations, as part of its efforts to promote, develop and reform the rules-based international order.


Recognising the importance of the United Nations at the core of effective multilateralism, the EU and its member states will focus at the 74th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations on three mutually reinforcing priorities: 1. Conflict prevention, peace and security, 2. A common positive agenda, 3. Engagement on global challenges.



Read the full text of the Council conclusions

Council Conclusions on strengthening multilateralism, 17 June 2019

The EU and the UN: factsheet (EEAS website)

Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations - New York

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