EU priorities for the 71st UN General Assembly

30-06-2016

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly's adoption of two international treaties: the International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) which are cornerstones of international human rights. The European Union is very committed to multilateralism and to deepening its cooperation with the United Nations. During its July plenary session, the European Parliament is due to debate the Committee on Foreign Affairs' report setting out proposals for the Parliament's recommendation to the Council on the EU's priorities for the 71st General Assembly, which takes place from 13 until 26 September 2016, in New York.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly's adoption of two international treaties: the International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) which are cornerstones of international human rights. The European Union is very committed to multilateralism and to deepening its cooperation with the United Nations. During its July plenary session, the European Parliament is due to debate the Committee on Foreign Affairs' report setting out proposals for the Parliament's recommendation to the Council on the EU's priorities for the 71st General Assembly, which takes place from 13 until 26 September 2016, in New York.