A high-level European Union delegation will be in New York for the Ministerial week of the 74th United Nations General Assembly next week. The EU representatives will host and participate in a large number of events and meetings with world leaders. The EU continues to be a leader in global cooperation: joining forces with partners in support of multilateralism to uphold and promote international law and human rights, to support peace and democracy, to promote sustainable development and to stand side-by-side with people in need all over the world. On Sunday, 22 September, First Vice-President Frans Timmermans and High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini will kick-off the week with a bilateral meeting with UN Secretary General António Guterres, further strengthening the strategic EU-UN partnership. On Monday, First Vice-President Timmermans will join the President of the European Council Donald Tusk at the opening of the UN Climate Action Summit. The Commission adopted a Communication last week detailing the EU’s contribution to the Summit. On Tuesday, First Vice-President Timmermans together with Commissioner Neven Mimica will represent the EU at the first UN summit on the Sustainable Development Goals to call for more ambitious and accelerated action to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. On Tuesday, First Vice-President Timmermans and High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini will join President of the European Council Tusk for the opening of the general debate of the 74th UN General Assembly. The EU will be hosting a number of flagship events in the margins of the General Assembly, and EU representatives will have a full agenda of high-level debates and side events, as well as numerous bilateral meetings. For more details on the agenda, see the full press release here. Press and audio-visual material will be available on EEAS, Europa and Consilium websites. For more information on EU – UN relations, see the factsheets here and here.
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