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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.


#EU4HumanRights: Raising awareness about human rights issues in the world

25 April 2016, New York – Launched by the High Representative / Vice-President Federica Mogherini in March 2016, #EU4HumanRights is a joint initiative of the European Union and its Member States to raise awareness about human rights issues around the world.


Statement by EU Commissioner Arias Cañete at the UN Signature Ceremony for the Paris Agreement

22 April 2016, New York – “Europe has some of the broadest shoulders in the world, and we are ready to continue leading by example. We have designed and pioneered climate policies that work – emissions trading for example. I am proud that Europe is the biggest provider of climate finance worldwide. We do this as both an investment and a necessity.”


The Paris Agreement: Signing on to a more secure and stable world

21 April 2016, Brussels – European Union High Representative Mogherini and Commissioner Cañete on addressing the direct and indirect security effects of climate change, an important part of the new EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy

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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