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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.

3 October 2016, Brussels – United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will travel to Strasbourg on Tuesday to attend the final vote of the European Parliament on whether to grant consent to the ratification of the Paris Agreement by the EU.

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is set to address the plenary of the European Parliament on the occasion of the vote.

The President of the UN Climate Change conference Ségolène Royal has also been invited and will be present at the vote.

There will be a round of one-minute speeches by group leaders right before the vote and a press conference will be held afterwards.

  • Ref: EP16-1003
  • EU source: European Parliament
  • UN forum:
  • Date: 03/10/2016

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