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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.

14 October 2016, Brussels – On Monday 17 October, EU Foreign Affairs Ministers will meet with HR/VP Mogherini in Luxembourg.

Agenda highlights


EU foreign affairs ministers will discuss the situation in Syria in light of recent developments on the ground. The Council is expected to adopt conclusions.

EU Global Strategy

The Council will discuss the EU Global Strategy and how to implement it effectively. The Council is expected to adopt conclusions.

The strategy was presented at the European Council for the first time on 28 June 2016. It was subsequently discussed at the informal Foreign Affairs Council meeting on 2 and 3 September, and at the informal meeting of defence ministers on 27 September.

The EU Global Strategy sets out the EU’s core interests, values and principles for engaging in the world.


The Council will discuss the situation on migration and take stock of the EU actions and priorities in this area.


The Council will discuss the EU-Tunisia relations on the basis of the joint communication by the Commission “Strengthening EU support for Tunisia”. It is expected to adopt conclusions on the communication.

  • Ref: CL16-1014
  • EU source: European Parliament
  • UN forum:
  • Date: 14/10/2016

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