20 September 2014, Brussels - Tomorrow, the EU Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard will start a series of climate meetings in New York, where she will also attend the UN Climate Summit hosted by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon on Tuesday, 23 September.
At the Climate Summit she will join President Barroso in calling on global leaders to step up their efforts in the fight against climate change and present their national contributions for the new global climate agreement to be reached in Paris next year.
19 September 2014, New York/Brussels – The annual meeting of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) brings together the leaders of almost every UN member state and leading figures from international organisations. This year, more than 120 heads of state and government are expected to attend. The European Union will be well represented at UNGA69 events throughout the week so that Europe's voice resonates strongly in discussions and decisions that affect the global community.
19 September 2014, New York - We welcome the UN coordination system created by the Secretary-General, including the establishment of a United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency, to ensure that all relevant parts of the UN system are activated and working coherently.
The EU and its Member States are working actively to find possible options to reduce the growing isolation of countries in the region. The EU will address the urgent need to retain and re-establish transport links and the necessary medical evacuation.