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.
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9 October 2015, Brussels - "Today's adoption by the UN Security Council of UN Resolution 2240 to combat the recent proliferation of, and endangerment of lives by, the smuggling of migrants and trafficking of persons in the Mediterranean Sea on the high seas represents an important political endorsement by the international community of EUNAVFOR MED – operation Sophia and its goals."
9 October 2015, Brussels - Renewed diplomatic efforts to tackle the Syria crisis and more financial and practical support for Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey as well as transit countries in the Western Balkans, were the key results of a High-level conference on the Eastern Mediterranean - Western Balkans Route held in Luxembourg on 8 October.
9 October 2015, Brussels - The abolition of the death penalty worldwide is one of the flagship objectives of the EU’s human rights policy. It features as one of the top priorities in the recently adopted Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy (2015-2019).
In the fight against death penalty, the EU disposes of and uses constantly a wide set of diplomatic and cooperation assistance tools, such as statements, demarches and Human Rights Dialogues.