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#UNClimateConference in Madrid: President von der Leyen presents climate ambitions to world leaders

#UNClimateConference in Madrid: President von der Leyen presents climate ambitions to world leaders

| December 3, 2019

Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (pictured) represented the European Commission at the UN Climate Conference (COP25) on her first day in office (2 December), delivering a speech in the opening Leaders’ Session. President von der Leyen said in her speech: “In ten days from now, the European Commission will present the European Green Deal. […]

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Celebrating 30 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Celebrating 30 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

| October 16, 2019

Parliament is holding a conference to mark 30 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child The European Parliament will organize a conference on 20 November to mark the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The conference will consider progress over the past three decades and reflect on […]

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Commissioner Arias Cañete in Costa Rica for ministerial dialogue ahead of #UNClimateConference

Commissioner Arias Cañete in Costa Rica for ministerial dialogue ahead of #UNClimateConference

| October 8, 2019

Ahead of the next UN climate conference (COP25) to be held in Santiago de Chile on 2-13 December 2019, Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete (pictured) will take part in a ministerial dialogue on climate change known as ‘pre-COP’ in Costa Rica on 8-10 October. Ministers will discuss key issues on the agenda of the […]

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Commissioners Miguel Arias Cañete, Karmenu Vella and Carlos Moedas welcome #UN report on #Oceans and #ClimateChange

Commissioners Miguel Arias Cañete, Karmenu Vella and Carlos Moedas welcome #UN report on #Oceans and #ClimateChange

| September 26, 2019

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued its Special Report on the impact of climate change on oceans and the cryosphere – the frozen parts of our planet. The report provides policy-makers across the globe with a strong scientific basis for their efforts to modernize the economy, tackle climate change and address its […]

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EU hosts high-level ministerial event on #Syria in New York

EU hosts high-level ministerial event on #Syria in New York

| September 26, 2019

High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini (pictured) and Commissioner Christos Stylianides hosted a new edition of the traditional ministerial meeting on Syria in the margins on the 74th session of the UN General Assembly. The meeting was an opportunity to reaffirm the EU’s support to find a political solution that opens the way towards a united, independent, […]

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The EU at the #UNClimateActionSummit in New York

The EU at the #UNClimateActionSummit in New York

| September 24, 2019

The United Nations Climate Action Summit, convened by the UN Secretary General António Guterres, began in New York yesterday (23 September). First Vice President Frans Timmermans and Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete joined European Council President Donald Tusk at its opening. The Summit comes at an important moment, both in terms of international climate action and the EU’s […]

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Ahead of #UNGeneral Assembly – key polling on what Europeans think about #Iran deal, Russian interference, #ChinaTradeWars and #ClimateChange

Ahead of #UNGeneral Assembly – key polling on what Europeans think about #Iran deal, Russian interference, #ChinaTradeWars and #ClimateChange

| September 20, 2019

As global leaders prepare to descend on New York for next week’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and Climate Action Summit, Susi Dennison, from the award-winning think-tank the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), believes there is a mandate for a more activist EU on international issues. Dennison, a Senior Fellow and specialist in European […]

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