EU@UNGA73 on Wednesday

After the official opening of the 73rd UN General Assembly on Tuesday, attended by President Jean-Claude Juncker, First Vice-President Frans Timmermans and High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini, alongside European Council President Donald Tusk, today the EU will on host a high-level ministerial event on Syria.

Interventions by High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini, Commissioner Christos Stylianides and UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, will be streamed live on EbS (10:30 local time, 16:30 CET). The Bloomberg Global Business Forum in the sidelines of the 73rd UNGA debate today will see high level EU engagement: First Vice-President Timmermans, High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini, Vice-President Sefčovič and Dombrovskis and Commissioners Moscovici and Vestager will intervene in different panels. Vice-Presidents Šefčovič and Dombrovskis,as well as Commissioner Neven Mimica, will address the One Planet Summit hosted by President Macron and Mayor Bloomberg. Commissioner Mimica will also address the Annual ministerial meeting of the Least Developed Countries Group and an EU co-hosted event on quality infrastructure, focusing on debt and Economic Governance. Commissioner Johannes Hahn will deliver a speech on “Exporting stability – Europe in a volatile world” at Princeton University. In the evening, he will attend the dinner with Western Balkans Prime Ministers, hosted by High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini. Commissioner Stylianides will deliver the key-note address of the EU-hosted flagship event on Civilians Under Fire: Humanitarian Protection and Respect for International Humanitarian Law. He will also attend a number of high-level meetings on education: the Action for Refugee Education hosted by UNICEF, a meeting on political champions for Education in Conflict and the annual high-level Global Business Coalition for Education. Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos will represent the EU at the Global Counter Terrorism Forum Ministerial Plenary and address the high-level event Road to Marrakesh on the Global Compact on Migration. Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis will address a high-level meeting on tuberculosis on behalf of the European Union. In the evening, the annual EU reception will be attended by the high-level EU representatives and opened by First Vice-President Timmermans and with High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini. Coverage of the events as well as numerous bilateral meetings is available on EbS.