EU and UN: a partnership that delivers

First Vice-President of the Commission Frans Timmermans and High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini met with the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Sunday afternoon in New York for their annual meeting in the context of the UN General Assembly. During the meeting, the European Union expressed its determination to further strengthen the strategic partnership with the UN in advancing and shaping the multilateral agenda and reiterated its strong determination to be a global trailblazer, increasing ambition for collective responses to global challenges. The UN Summits on Climate and Sustainable Development Goals underline the urgent need for a much stronger and urgent global response to climate change and sustainable development. The European Union stressed its commitment to strengthen its role as a global peace and security provider. The meeting was also an opportunity to exchange views on the latest developments in Africa, Syria, Libya, Middle East Peace Process, Venezuela as well as Gulf/Iran and JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action).