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EU at the UN

The EU's commitment to effective multilateralism, with the UN at its core, is a central element of its external action. As a UN observer with enhanced status, the EU delegation coordinates with its 28 Member States to speak with one voice. The EU also works closely with the UN secretariat and its agencies, funds & programmes, partnering on a range of global issues and challenges.

Statement by the HR/VP Mogherini and Commissioner Stylianides on World Humanitarian Day 2016

“On World Humanitarian Day, we pay special tribute to and honour all humanitarian workers around the globe who are working to help people in need. We honour the memory of all those who have sacrificed their lives to save the lives of others. We honour all those who risk their lives while bringing assistance to victims of wars and natural disasters worldwide.”

--Federica Mogherini and Christos Stylianides

EU priorities at the United Nations and the 71st UN General Assembly

The EU remains committed to strengthening the United Nations and playing an active role at the UN in all areas of relevant activities. The priorities also stress the need for truly global responsibility sharing on migration and refugees; solving crises and sustaining peace; tackling terrorism and violent extremism as some of the key challenges.

Declaration by the HR/VP Mogherini, on behalf of the EU on the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, 9 August 2016

On the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we join indigenous peoples around the world in celebrating the richness of their cultures and their unique contributions to the world’s cultural diversity. The European Union reaffirms its commitments to promote and protect the rights of indigenous peoples.

Ambassador João Vale de Almeida

Mr. João Vale de Almeida, Ambassador, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations in New York

Ambassador João Vale de Almeida. UN Photo/Eskinder DebebeLearn more about the Ambassador.

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