EU at UNGA76: wrap up

The EU concludes a week of intense discussions with leaders from all over the world on how to address together the most pressing challenges of our times: fighting the coronavirus pandemic and recovering from it, fighting climate change and biodiversity loss, sustainable development and the erosion of human rights. Yesterday, 23 September, High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell delivered a statement on behalf of the EU during the ministerial conference on article XIV of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). Watch the statement here. He also delivered a video message during the meeting of the Alliance for Multilateralism. Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, delivered opening remarks at the high-level event on “Protection of children, invisible victims of armed conflict and COVID-19”, organised by the EU and Belgium. Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius, participated in a High-level event on regional perspectives on the circular economy. Also yesterday, Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, Frans Timmermans and Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson presented three Energy Compacts at the UN High-level Dialogue on Energy in New York, in partnership with the International Energy Agency and the International Renewable Energy Agency. You can read more about it here. Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans will represent the EU at the virtual UN Food Systems Summit. His speech will be available here. Today, he also participates in the leadership dialogue “Accelerating action to achieve universal energy access and net zero emissions” as part of the UN High-level Dialogue on Energy. Finally, on Tuesday, 28 September, Commissioner for International Partnerships, Jutta Urpilainen will participate in the meeting of Heads of State and Government on Jobs and Social Protection for Poverty Eradication, organised by the UN Secretary General and the International Labour Organisation (ILO). All press and audio-visual material coverage from the past week will be available on EEASEuropa and Consilium.