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UN calls for sustained support to #Syria and the region ahead of Brussels conference

UN calls for sustained support to #Syria and the region ahead of Brussels conference

| March 15, 2019

Three UN Principals have warned that the Syria crisis is not yet over and called for sustained and large-scale support to vulnerable Syrians, refugees and the communities hosting them. As the crisis enters its ninth year, humanitarian needs inside Syria remain at record levels with 11.7 million people in need of some form of humanitarian […]

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EU makes proposals to advance the #UN reform process of international #Investment-RelatedDisputes

EU makes proposals to advance the #UN reform process of international #Investment-RelatedDisputes

| January 22, 2019

The EU and its member states submitted on Friday (19 January) two proposals to the UN Working Group under the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) tasked with examining reform of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). The proposals by the EU and its member states, as well as proposals submitted by other countries, will […]

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UN climate conference in #Katowice – EU aims for adoption of rules to implement #ParisAgreement

UN climate conference in #Katowice – EU aims for adoption of rules to implement #ParisAgreement

| December 4, 2018

This year’s ongoing UN climate conference in Katowice runs until 14 December and will be a key moment for the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Three years after the Paris Agreement was adopted, the EU hopes that all parties in Katowice will show the commitment and determination necessary to secure an ambitious and comprehensive work […]

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#Bulgaria becomes latest EU state to shun UN migration pact

#Bulgaria becomes latest EU state to shun UN migration pact

| November 14, 2018

Bulgaria has joined the growing ranks of European Union nations opposed to a United Nations pact that aims to regulate the treatment of migrants worldwide,  writes Angel Krasimirov. The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was approved in July by all 193 member nations except the United States, which backed out last year. […]

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European Union and #UnitedNations support #Kazakhstan transition to a green economy model

European Union and #UnitedNations support #Kazakhstan transition to a green economy model

| November 14, 2018

On 31 October the Final Conference of the joint EU/UNDP/UNECE project ‘Supporting Kazakhstan`s transition to a green economy model’ and the opening ceremony of the pilot project ‘Construction of the high-technology greenhouse in the boreal region of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Astana city’ took place. The Project has been implemented by the United Nations […]

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European Union and #UnitedNations: A renewed partnership in #Development

European Union and #UnitedNations: A renewed partnership in #Development

| October 2, 2018

The EU and the UN share a strong commitment to support partner countries in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda) and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development. The 2030 Agenda is the transformative plan of action for people, planet, prosperity and peace to […]

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EU pushes for global action on #PlasticPollution at #UnitedNations

EU pushes for global action on #PlasticPollution at #UnitedNations

| October 1, 2018

At a flagship event with the UN Environment Programme, First Vice-President Frans Timmermans (pictured) launched a global ‘Race to the Top’ to tackle plastic pollution. Presenting the Commission’s EU Plastics Strategy and legal proposals to tackle single use plastics as a gold standard, Timmermans invited government and industry panellists to work together to find innovative […]

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