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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26 August 2015, Brussels - The Summit will build on the progress made since the Berlin Summit in August last year, and will seek to further develop the co-operation between the 6 Western Balkans countries in dealing with their common challenges, notably migration – one of the main topics of the Summit, which also include regional cooperation and religious dialogue and anti-extremism. The Summit will include parallel sessions for the Heads of Governments, Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Ministers of Economy.
5 August 2015, Brussels - The European Commission is increasing its humanitarian aid by €12 million for people affected by the crisis in Yemen. The support will help address the most pressing needs of the suffering population.
19 August 2015, Brussels - Humanitarian workers are the backbone of every emergency response. They tirelessly tend to the needs of the most vulnerable. EU funds respond to the humanitarian needs of populations affected by natural or man-made disasters via on-the-ground partner organisations.
Each year 19 August marks the day, in 2003, when the UN Headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq were bombed and 22 people lost their lives. Ever since, the World Humanitarian Day is an occasion to commemorate the brave men and women who risk attack, injury and death in humanitarian service.