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A ‘strong and united Europe’ has never been more needed, declares UN chief Guterres

With the post-world war international institutions eroded and under threat, a “strong and united Europe” standing alongside the United Nations, has never been more essential, said UN chief António Guterres in Germany on Thursday.

Global counter-terrorism situation remains ‘very worrying,’ says senior official as UN-EU sign new agreement

In the second annual UN-EU Counter-Terrorism Leaders’ Dialogue held at the United Nations in New York, senior officials from the UN counter-terrorism office and the EU’s security and defense section, exchanged views on common priorities and signed a framework agreement to promote “a new spirit of practical collaboration” to strengthen collaboration and have more of an impact in countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Pedro Serrano is Deputy Secretary General for Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) and Crisis Response at the European External Action Service (EEAS). He spoke to UN News's Jordi Trujols, on the sidelines of Wednesday’s meeting about the new agreement, and how the United Nations and the EU will work more closely to fight terrorism.

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Europe and UN form bulwark against ‘might makes right’ worldview, EU foreign affairs chief tells Security Council

“The concept of global governance risks being replaced by the old law that ‘might makes right’”, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs, told the Security Council on Tuesday, during a meeting looking at on-going cooperation between the UN and the 28-member body.

More unity, ‘collective action’ needed to maintain international order, EU leader tells UN Assembly

Rules-based international order is under “great strain,” Donald Tusk, President of the European Council of the European Union (EU), told the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, saying that his organization is “fighting intensely” to preserve it.

News in Brief 29 June 2018

  • EU migration deal welcomed by UN agencies
  • UN’s Zeid appeals to Syria combatants to avoid further bloodshed
  • Welcome for Sudan alleged rape victim’s death sentence repeal
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EU migration deal welcomed by UN agencies

UN humanitarian agencies on Friday broadly welcomed a freshly-inked deal on migration by European Union leaders which calls for more Member States to take responsibility within their borders for those in need of protection, amid a hardening stance by some since 2015.

The economics of gender balance

As women fight for gender parity in and out of the workforce a new study shows that in most of Europe, women are slowly catching up to men.

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UN Gender Focus: fighting violence against women, new UN gender parity strategy and empowering women economically

Gender equality a “driver” in fighting violence against women and girls

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“Dramatic increase” in food insecurity: FAO report

There has been a “dramatic increase” in food insecurity around the world the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Friday.

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News in Brief 29 March 2017 (PM)

Latest Mediterranean tragedy shows value of search-and-rescue: UNHCR

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