EU @ UNGA74 on Friday

A week full of events and high-level meetings at the 74th session of the UN General Assembly is coming to an end. Over the past few days, the European Union has showcased its ambitious approach to climate change and sustainable development, its ongoing work to uphold human rights and its support to peace and security across the world. The EU has confirmed that it remains the most reliable partner for those who want to work collectively on joint responses to global challenges. As the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini said during her speech at the launch of the Alliance for Multilateralism: “Multilateral solutions are much more effective, because only by joining forces we can tackle the complex crises of our times.” Today, Commissioner Julian King will represent the EU at a high-level meeting reviewing the progress made in addressing the priorities of Small Island developing States (SIDS), also known as the SAMOA pathway. On Saturday, Commissioner Neven Mimica will take part in the post-Cotonou chief negotiators’ meeting on a new partnership agreement with 79 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific. The future agreement will succeed the Cotonou Agreement.