22 September 2011
Address of President Van Rompuy to the 66th UN General Assembly General Debate
"The legitimate aspirations of both the Palestinian and Israeli peoples for peace, safety and statehood must be fulfilled (...)That's why I say to the leaders on both sides: The time to act is now. (...) The status quo is no option."
"The responsibility which I feel around the table of our 27 Presidents and Prime Ministers is not just related to the euro's weakest economies, nor to the Eurozone alone. No, we feel a responsibility for the world economy as such."
"The European Union takes up its responsibility. We act. With means and money. With manpower. With a sense of the global common good. With expertise in mediation."
21 September 2011 Video message by President Van Rompuy ahead his address to the 66th UN General Assembly
20 September 2011
President Van Rompuy addresses the High Level meeting on Libya
"President Jalil, Europe will keep its promises helping with all the necessary instruments. In close coordination with the UN and other partners the EU is already at work with the Transitional National Council's Libya Stabilisation Team. We have already deployed teams on the ground in Tripoli. We have (re)opened the EU Embassy. " Watch the video
16 September 2011 Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, to address the UN General Assembly
"It is a great honour for me to be the first EU representative to address the gathering of world leaders at the UN. I am keen to promote at the UN General Assembly the EU's position on climate change, sustainable development, the Arab Spring and the Middle East peace process and global interdependence."
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Speech by President Barroso at the High-level Meeting on Nuclear Safety: EU response to Fukushima
20 September 2011 Speech by President Barroso at the Leaders' Dialogue on Climate Change at United Nations
19 September 2011 Remarks by HR Catherine Ashton at the 'Women and Political Participation' event organised by UN Women
16 September 2011 Relations between the European Union and the United Nations
3 May 2011 EU voice at the UN General Assembly
3 May 2011 Statement by Herman VAN ROMPUY, President of the European Council, on the participation of the EU in the work of the UN
3 May 2011 UN General Assembly Press Release on the Resolution
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