On Thursday, high-level EU engagements at the UN General Assembly and events in the margins continue. First Vice-President Frans Timmermans will attend the address at the UNGA General Debate by European Council President Donald Tusk on behalf of the EU (live on EbS at around 17:00 CET, 11:00 local time).
In the margins, the EU will launch together with the United Nations the Latin America programme of the Spotlight Initiative, which aims at ending violence against women and girls. High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Neven Mimica, alongside UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed, will open the event (at 14:00 CET, 8:00 local time); Commissioner Mimica and UN Deputy Secretary General Mohammed will then address the press (18:45 CET, 12:45 local time). At 17:15 CET, 11:15 local time, High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini will launch together with 13 countries from around the world the Good Human Right Stories Initiative (live on EbS). High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini and Commissioner Johannes Hahn will together with Jordan, Sweden, Turkey and Japan hold a ministerial meeting on UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East; they will also attend the Ad-hoc Liaison Committee meeting. Commissioner Christos Stylianides will co-chair with UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore the event on the Call to Action on Protection from Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies and address a high-level event on the Rohingya Minority of Myanmar. Commissioner Mimica will speak at a high-level meeting on Somalia and the EU co-hosted meeting on the Central African Republic. He will also address a meeting on Regional Environmental Cooperation in Central Asia. Commissioner Andriukaitis will address the 3rd UN High-Level meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases. Audio-visual coverage of the events and bilateral meetings will be available on EbS.