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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.

Defence cooperation: Council establishes Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO), with 25 member states participating

11 December 2017, Brussels – Today, the Council of the European Union adopted a decision establishing Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO), less than a month after receiving a joint notification by member states of their intention to participate.

Meeting of the Joint AU-EU-UN Taskforce to Address the Migrant Situation in Libya

14 December 2017, Brussels – The joint EU-AU-UN Task Force on migration set up last month in Abidjan met today in Brussels. The EU HR/VP Federica Mogherini, the African Union Commissioner for Social Affairs, Amira El Fadil, Director General of the International Organization for Migration, William Lacy Swing, and UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Volker Turk discussed the encouraging results of initiatives put in place and a set of concrete actions aimed at addressing the dramatic situation of migrants and refugees in particular inside Libya, following the formal launch of the Task Force on 4th December in Addis Abeba.

Main Results of the Foreign Affairs Council: Middle East, Africa, Development – Aid for Trade & more

11 December 2017, Brussels –  The High Representative and foreign ministers met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The Council then discussed the latest developments in the wider Middle East, the follow-up to the African Union – EU summit of 29-30 November and the updated strategy on aid for trade. Over lunch, foreign ministers discussed with G5 Sahel countries ministers how to further enhance cooperation.

EU priorities at the United Nations and the 72nd United Nations General Assembly

The key EU priority will be to uphold, strengthen and reform the UN and the rules based global order. For the 72nd UNGA, the EU will focus on a stronger global governance, on peace and conflict prevention and on an enduring agenda for transformation. Gender equality and women’s empowerment as well as women, peace and security will be mainstreamed into all three priority areas.

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.

#EU at the 72nd #UNGA

Thank you, Senator @AndyGrote for excellent discussion on the #rescEU initiative to strengthen #EU Civil Protection #EUCivPro. German Länder, big or small, will provide important input to the discussion.

test Twitter Media - Thank you, Senator @AndyGrote for excellent discussion on the #rescEU initiative to strengthen #EU Civil Protection #EUCivPro. German Länder, big or small, will provide important input to the discussion. https://t.co/3KJfAEMWe1

Thank you, @Senat_Hamburg and @knufleckenstein for a warm welcome to the beautiful Hanseatic City of #Hamburg

I condemn such the cowardly terrorist attack on a Christian church in #Pakistan. The loss of innocent life is a blemish on our humanity. Such senseless actions will only strengthen our resolve against hate and terror.

This week the @EU_Commission announced additional humanitarian aid for two major projects through the EU Facility for #Refugees in #Turkey that both work by providing monthly transfers via debit card europa.eu/!pm84tb

"Sometimes our village is hit during the day and nobody understands who's firing or where it is coming from. It is not easy." 80 year-old Evdokia lives just 3 km from the frontline in war-torn eastern #Ukraine and her home has been hit twice. #AidZone

It's a small project just at first sight... Tomorrow it's #MigrantsDay, look how we work with @UNMigration​ in protection and reintegration in Africa #AfricaTrustFund

Great exchange w/ 5 Central Asia Ambassadors & EU Special Representative Peter Burian & @UNDP @Kazakh_Mission @EUSR_CA

test Twitter Media - Great exchange w/ 5 Central Asia Ambassadors & EU Special Representative Peter Burian & @UNDP @Kazakh_Mission @EUSR_CA https://t.co/SUt8UkiVmx

EU and the Republic of Korea held 14th Joint Committee eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/h…

Thanks to our friends of @jensstoltenberg team for the great welcome of @FedericaMog team to #NATO headquarters

test Twitter Media - Thanks to our friends of @jensstoltenberg team for the great welcome of @FedericaMog team to #NATO headquarters https://t.co/06QgDhF8GE
test Twitter Media - Thanks to our friends of @jensstoltenberg team for the great welcome of @FedericaMog team to #NATO headquarters https://t.co/06QgDhF8GE
test Twitter Media - Thanks to our friends of @jensstoltenberg team for the great welcome of @FedericaMog team to #NATO headquarters https://t.co/06QgDhF8GE
test Twitter Media - Thanks to our friends of @jensstoltenberg team for the great welcome of @FedericaMog team to #NATO headquarters https://t.co/06QgDhF8GE

On a lancé une initiative conjointe avec la @gatesfoundation pour répondre aux défis les plus urgents posés par le changement climatique ow.ly/tL0E30hfmeQ @EURACTIV_FR #OnePlanet #DevReads

In response to Typhoon #Damrey, which wreaked havoc in parts of #Vietnam last month, the EU is providing humanitarian aid to over 10 000 people in the most affected communities: europa.eu/!KK63RV

test Twitter Media - In response to Typhoon #Damrey, which wreaked havoc in parts of #Vietnam last month, the EU is providing humanitarian aid to over 10 000 people in the most affected communities: https://t.co/BxJCXXXXTC https://t.co/zMn58xtkcU
test Twitter Media - In response to Typhoon #Damrey, which wreaked havoc in parts of #Vietnam last month, the EU is providing humanitarian aid to over 10 000 people in the most affected communities: https://t.co/BxJCXXXXTC https://t.co/zMn58xtkcU
test Twitter Media - In response to Typhoon #Damrey, which wreaked havoc in parts of #Vietnam last month, the EU is providing humanitarian aid to over 10 000 people in the most affected communities: https://t.co/BxJCXXXXTC https://t.co/zMn58xtkcU

Through his lyrics Abdoul is sensitizing others about the risks of irregular migration... Listen to his powerful testimony 👇 #MigrantsDay #AfricaTrustFund

Every year, 100 million people are pushed into poverty because of health spending, and 179 million people spend more than a quarter of their household budget on health care ow.ly/TlnT30hfm0s via @Asian_Tribune #HealthForAll #DevReads

Global awardee Angelina Jolie delivers powerful message on relevance of @UN at #UNCAawards2017

test Twitter Media - Global awardee Angelina Jolie delivers powerful message on relevance of @UN at #UNCAawards2017 https://t.co/6lzjg07B9R

At #UNCAawards2017 @antonioguterres pays tribute to journalists around the world

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At United Nations Correspondents Association gala. Joined by young journalists fellows of Dag Hammarskjöld Fund #UNCAawards2017 @AbangMercy

test Twitter Media - At United Nations Correspondents Association gala. Joined by young journalists fellows of Dag Hammarskjöld Fund #UNCAawards2017 @AbangMercy https://t.co/GiKYaEHvSJ

Speaking at today's #SustainingPeace meeting, I noted great importance of #peacebuilding & #sustainingpeace in the context of #reforms proposed by #UNSG @antonioguterres. #EU is committed to @UN_PGA's High Level Meeting in April 2018.

test Twitter Media - Speaking at today's #SustainingPeace meeting, I noted great importance of #peacebuilding & #sustainingpeace in the context of #reforms proposed by #UNSG @antonioguterres.  #EU is committed to @UN_PGA's High Level Meeting in April 2018. https://t.co/YoaSshICvm
test Twitter Media - Speaking at today's #SustainingPeace meeting, I noted great importance of #peacebuilding & #sustainingpeace in the context of #reforms proposed by #UNSG @antonioguterres.  #EU is committed to @UN_PGA's High Level Meeting in April 2018. https://t.co/YoaSshICvm
test Twitter Media - Speaking at today's #SustainingPeace meeting, I noted great importance of #peacebuilding & #sustainingpeace in the context of #reforms proposed by #UNSG @antonioguterres.  #EU is committed to @UN_PGA's High Level Meeting in April 2018. https://t.co/YoaSshICvm

Thanks to Friends of #SustainingPeace Chair @JJGomezCamacho for hosting today's meeting with @UN_PGA. #EU is pleased to join as the newest member of this important group.

test Twitter Media - Thanks to Friends of #SustainingPeace Chair @JJGomezCamacho for hosting today's meeting with @UN_PGA.  #EU is pleased to join as the newest member of this important group. https://t.co/xKov9hi7pK
test Twitter Media - Thanks to Friends of #SustainingPeace Chair @JJGomezCamacho for hosting today's meeting with @UN_PGA.  #EU is pleased to join as the newest member of this important group. https://t.co/xKov9hi7pK
test Twitter Media - Thanks to Friends of #SustainingPeace Chair @JJGomezCamacho for hosting today's meeting with @UN_PGA.  #EU is pleased to join as the newest member of this important group. https://t.co/xKov9hi7pK
test Twitter Media - Thanks to Friends of #SustainingPeace Chair @JJGomezCamacho for hosting today's meeting with @UN_PGA.  #EU is pleased to join as the newest member of this important group. https://t.co/xKov9hi7pK

The #EU agrees with #UN SG @antonioguterres that “diplomatic engagement is the only pathway to sustainable peace and denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula and is committed to it.

test Twitter Media - The #EU agrees with #UN SG @antonioguterres that “diplomatic engagement is the only pathway to sustainable peace and denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula and is committed to it. https://t.co/X0uddANPN0
test Twitter Media - The #EU agrees with #UN SG @antonioguterres that “diplomatic engagement is the only pathway to sustainable peace and denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula and is committed to it. https://t.co/X0uddANPN0

#Turkey is host to the largest #refugee population in the world - over 3.4 million people. #EU helps support their needs via a range of humanitarian projects and this week announced an additional €700 million in new funding: europa.eu/!pm84tb

test Twitter Media - #Turkey is host to the largest #refugee population in the world - over 3.4 million people. #EU helps support their needs via a range of humanitarian projects and this week announced an additional €700 million in new funding: https://t.co/qi31F61UX3 https://t.co/ZBYTFGtBXk

Full room at @UN for high level meeting on #DPRK . Strong and clear messages from @antonioguterres at start of debate

test Twitter Media - Full room at @UN for high level meeting on #DPRK . Strong and clear messages from @antonioguterres at start of debate https://t.co/byvDQfZ5hp

Very happy to meet Lauren, Sabina, Jean Luc and Ariel today. They are the four winning bloggers taking part in #Faces2Hearts. They will travel the world and tell the stories of the people we are supporting through #EUdev, bringing faces to hearts. Bon voyage!

test Twitter Media - Very happy to meet Lauren, Sabina, Jean Luc and Ariel today. They are the four winning bloggers taking part in #Faces2Hearts. They will travel the world and tell the stories of the people we are supporting through #EUdev, bringing faces to hearts. Bon voyage! https://t.co/TnvJNC9P3C

On my way to @UN Security Council ministerial level meeting on #DPRK . Nuclear proliferation major concern for EU @JapanMissionUN

By adopting excises law reform #Bosnia&Herzegovina delivered on important commitment. It’s crucial for reform drive to continue. Statement by #EU HRVP @FedericaMog & Commissioner @JHahnEU europa.eu/!nJ79bb

Time for EU to be bold. Together with the historic adoption of #PESCO, this week @FedericaMog outlined 6 new ideas on #EUdefence. The real work starts now eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/h…

test Twitter Media - Time for EU to be bold. Together with the historic adoption of #PESCO, this week @FedericaMog outlined 6 new ideas on #EUdefence. The real work starts now https://t.co/2sSLd1AXIF https://t.co/o1l7mvL6aJ

The EU is pleased to welcome #SriLanka🇱🇰 as 163rd State Party to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention. eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/h…

#Greece: a Syrian university dropout finds new purpose as a #teacher: europa.eu/!pB38FR

test Twitter Media - #Greece: a Syrian university dropout finds new purpose as a #teacher: https://t.co/6HvMDb5oLU https://t.co/E5Zy4aZEuc

Supporting good governance in partner countries is part of our mission. Discover more about our action in this sector 👉 europa.eu/!rF44nr #FridayFact

One year ago the EU and the International Organization for Migration #IOM launched a joint initiative to support the efforts of partner countries in Africa for migrant protection and reintegration #MigrationEU Read more ➡️ europa.eu/rapid/press-re…

🇪🇺🇧🇦 Joint statement by HRVP @FedericaMog & #EU-Commissioner @JHahnEU on the adoption of excise law reform in #BosniaAndHerzegovina➡️ europa.eu/!CH46HF

test Twitter Media - 🇪🇺🇧🇦 Joint statement by HRVP @FedericaMog & #EU-Commissioner @JHahnEU on the adoption of excise law reform in #BosniaAndHerzegovina➡️ https://t.co/3rnEHCCrEe https://t.co/1dwo6uGGzY

Παρουσίασα σήμερα στον αν. Υπουργό Προστασίας του Πολιτη @nikos_toskas την πρόταση της @EU_Commission για την ενδυνάμωση του Ευρωπαϊκού Μηχανισμού Πολιτικής Προστασίας και τη δημιουργία του #rescEU europa.eu/rapid/press-re… @EEAthina

In #Athens. Presented the @EU_Commission proposal to strengthen the #EU’s capacity to respond to natural disasters to Minister @nikos_toskas #EUCivPro #rescEU

Daily Flash ⚡️| Humanitarian update from #Yemen on conflict, aid access and the #cholera and #diphteria outbreaks | Tropical Cyclone Kai-Tak (#Urduja) expected to make landfall on 16 December | #Flood alerts in Europe | bit.ly/DailyFlash

test Twitter Media - Daily Flash ⚡️| Humanitarian update from #Yemen on conflict, aid access and the #cholera and #diphteria outbreaks | Tropical Cyclone Kai-Tak (#Urduja) expected to make landfall on 16 December | #Flood alerts in Europe | https://t.co/HRcEVd4GcO https://t.co/Q9u89MA5Wd

EU leaders reiterate firm commitment to the two-state solution. EU position on Jerusalem remains unchanged ➡️ #EUCO Conclusions: europa.eu/!Xd74FM

.@FedericaMog will host the Prime Ministers of the Western Balkans partners for an informal meeting in Brussels on December 18 europa.eu/!tQ66mr

Epidemics outbreak in #Yemen 280 suspected cases of #diphtheria and 33 associated deaths 986 191 suspected #cholera cases and 2 225 associated deaths See more: europa.eu/!XJ88kv

test Twitter Media - Epidemics outbreak in #Yemen

280 suspected cases of #diphtheria and 33 associated deaths
986 191 suspected #cholera cases and 2 225 associated deaths

See more: https://t.co/c51jtbfOwn https://t.co/k0tPmYLPUZ

🎭 Theater to cope with the tragic experiences of their journeys... Discover here the new drama group that has been created in Bissau 👇 #MigrantsDay #AfricaTrustFund

Top five great quotes from @TheChicagoCouncil speakers 2017! Details on speakers and programs in order of... fb.me/17K7UeYVt

We did it! 25 EU countries have agreed to strengthen cooperation for defence. Together, develop capabilities and... fb.me/925gEqnl8

Welcome to new @PLinUN PR Joanna #Wronecka, who was once @EUinJordan Ambassador

test Twitter Media - Welcome to new @PLinUN PR Joanna #Wronecka, who was once @EUinJordan Ambassador https://t.co/XlgElm4CTw

How we support partner countries in achieving Universal Health Coverage? europa.eu/!pC68MH via @capacity4dev #UHCDay #HealthForAll

test Twitter Media - How we support partner countries in achieving Universal Health Coverage? https://t.co/Di7VKAmYv7 via @capacity4dev 
#UHCDay #HealthForAll https://t.co/5i40yRnZeA

Today I met the @_AfricanUnion Commissioner for Social Affairs Amira El Fadil. We discussed #development as the best tool to address the root causes of irregular #migration. We also discussed education and vocational training, as well as #gender and women’s empowerment.

test Twitter Media - Today I met the @_AfricanUnion Commissioner for Social Affairs Amira El Fadil. We discussed #development as the best tool to address the root causes of irregular #migration. We also discussed education and vocational training, as well as #gender and women’s empowerment. https://t.co/gBnCRqco44

Diamonds have been used to fund some of the most devastating civil wars in Africa. The EU is now in charge of an international initiative to stop illegal trade of diamonds 👇 eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/h…

test Twitter Media - Diamonds have been used to fund some of the most devastating civil wars in Africa. The EU is now in charge of an international initiative to stop illegal trade of diamonds 👇 https://t.co/7AlFynn0x1 https://t.co/pVItxvdrw2

.@FedericaMog: Launch of Permanent Structured Cooperation #PESCO is a historic decision that turns #EU into a credible security provider, globally. The work will continue.

test Twitter Media - .@FedericaMog: Launch of Permanent Structured Cooperation #PESCO is a historic decision that turns #EU into a credible security provider, globally. The work will continue. https://t.co/WUrbxEqHvP
test Twitter Media - .@FedericaMog: Launch of Permanent Structured Cooperation #PESCO is a historic decision that turns #EU into a credible security provider, globally. The work will continue. https://t.co/WUrbxEqHvP
test Twitter Media - .@FedericaMog: Launch of Permanent Structured Cooperation #PESCO is a historic decision that turns #EU into a credible security provider, globally. The work will continue. https://t.co/WUrbxEqHvP
test Twitter Media - .@FedericaMog: Launch of Permanent Structured Cooperation #PESCO is a historic decision that turns #EU into a credible security provider, globally. The work will continue. https://t.co/WUrbxEqHvP

Happy to welcome the new President of #Haiti Jovenol Moïse @moisejovenel today in #Brussels during his first visit to #Europe. Important discussions had on bilateral cooperation and the #ACPNewPartnership

test Twitter Media - Happy to welcome the new President of #Haiti Jovenol Moïse @moisejovenel today in #Brussels during his first visit to #Europe. Important discussions had on bilateral cooperation and the #ACPNewPartnership https://t.co/Ov6JIgq3WE

Following #floods in #Albania this month, assistance was provided via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism to the most affected flood victims, including raincoats, boots and generators, as well as help to serve response needs in the future. #EUCivPro

test Twitter Media - Following #floods in #Albania this month, assistance was provided via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism to the most affected flood victims, including raincoats, boots and generators, as well as help to serve response needs in the future. #EUCivPro https://t.co/hNp2TlCM6W
test Twitter Media - Following #floods in #Albania this month, assistance was provided via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism to the most affected flood victims, including raincoats, boots and generators, as well as help to serve response needs in the future. #EUCivPro https://t.co/hNp2TlCM6W
test Twitter Media - Following #floods in #Albania this month, assistance was provided via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism to the most affected flood victims, including raincoats, boots and generators, as well as help to serve response needs in the future. #EUCivPro https://t.co/hNp2TlCM6W
test Twitter Media - Following #floods in #Albania this month, assistance was provided via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism to the most affected flood victims, including raincoats, boots and generators, as well as help to serve response needs in the future. #EUCivPro https://t.co/hNp2TlCM6W

"A historic day, exactly 10 years after signing the Lisbon Treaty we turn into reality one of its provisions: #PESCO" @FedericaMog at the #EUCO. Read what she said 👇 eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/h…

Exactly 10 years after the signature of Lisbon Treaty, we have made #EUdefence come true. Here my views on #PESCO eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/h…

"We're seeing a historic moment in #EUdefence. We have moved more in the last twelve months than in the last ten years" @FedericaMog

test Twitter Media - "We're seeing a historic moment in #EUdefence. We have moved more in the last twelve months than in the last ten years" @FedericaMog https://t.co/w1x4DXwHQT

One year of our partnership with @UNMigration! One year working on migrant protection and reintegration in Africa. Share this great story from Guinea-Bissau 👇 #MigrantsDay #AfricaTrustFund

@FedericaMog How do we cooperate with @NATO? Find out more about the new 34 actions and 7 areas of cooperation #EUdefence 👇eeas.europa.eu/sites/eeas/fil…

test Twitter Media - @FedericaMog How do we cooperate with @NATO? Find out more about the new 34 actions and 7 areas of cooperation #EUdefence 👇https://t.co/ooYgIY5AwC https://t.co/6Pyxd2USjc

@FedericaMog The EU is strengthening cooperation on security and defence. Find out how #EUdefence #NATO 👇 eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/h…

"We see that around the world there is a strong need for the EU to be active as a point of reference, as a player as others are taking different directions" @FedericaMog #EUDefence

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