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EU Environment Council Conclusions
Luxembourg, 23 October 2006
The 2757th Council Meeting of the EU Environment Ministers adopted a set of recommendations and conclusions.

EU Statement to the General Debate of the Second Committee
New York, 2 October 2006
In their statement, the EU outlined views in relation to financing for development, aid effectiveness and debt relief, the Doha Development Agenda, International Migration and Development, LDCs, environment and sustainable, humanitarian assistance, and ICTs.

France, EU Call for UNEO in General Assembly
New York, 12 September 2006
During the general debate of the 61st session of the General Assembly, France and the EU reiterated calls for the establishment of a UN Environment Organisation.

EU Priorities for the 61st General Assembly
In a document dated 18 July 2006, the EU outlined its priorities for the 61st UN General Assembly.  Among the EU’s priorities include making progress on environment reform and reform of the Economic and Social Council.

ASEM6
Helsinki, 11 September 2006
The leaders of 38 Asian and European countries and the President of the European Commission concluded their two-day ASEM 6 Summit in Helsinki on 11 September 2006. In its closing stages, the summit approved guidelines for the future of the cooperation process between the two continents and adopted a decision on the admission of six new partners.

  • ASEM6 Declaration on Climate Change:  Heads of State and Government from thirteen Asian nations, twenty five European nations and the President of the European Commission adopted a Declaration on Climate Change.

ECOSOC: Statement by the EU Presidency on the Report of the UN Forum on Forests
Geneva, 28 July 2006
In a statement on behalf of the European Union, Jarl-Håkan Rosengren, Minister Counsellor outlined the EU’s views on the report of the United Nations Forum on Forests on its sixth session.

EU Environment Ministers’ Response to Globalisation – Increased Eco-efficiency
Finland, 15 July 2006
Europe’s environment Ministers believe that new forms of environmental policy are needed to meet challenges related to globalisation, and ensure that everyone around the world plays by the same rules on a level playing field. This new emphasis was outlined today at an informal meeting of EU environment ministers currently being held in the Finnish city of Turku, involving ministers from 24 countries.

Going Global on Eco-efficiency – Towards a New Generation of Environmental Policy: Presidency Conclusions Informal Meeting of Environment Ministers
Turku, Finland; 14-16 July 2006
The environment Ministers from the EU Member States, candidate countries EFTA and EEA countries discussed issues related to the next generation of environmental policy in an informal ministerial meeting held on 14-16 July 2006 in Turku, Finland.

Finish Discussion Document: Going Global on Eco-efficiency; Finland’s Initiative towards a New Generation of Environmental Policy
July 2006
A discussion document prepared by the Finish EU Presidency further makes the case for a UNEO as well as a One Planet Earth Policy. The Document circulated for the Informal Meeting of EU Environment Ministers in July 2006 in Turku, Finland, situates the need for a UNEO in the context of addressing the environmental implications of globalization.

Informal Meeting of the General Assembly on Environmental Reform
New York, 13 June 2006
In a statement to the Informal Meeting of the General Assembly on Environmental Reform, Questions 1-3; by Counsellor Alice Zaunschirm, Austrian Mission to the United Nations, on behalf of the European Union outlined the EU’s views on several elements of international environmental governance.

EU: Statement on Effective Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance Efforts
New York, 15 May 2006
In a statement to the Informal Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on Mandate Review, Cluster D and E, Ambassador Gerhard Pfanzelter, Permanent Representative of Austria to the UN, on behalf of the European Union outlined the Group's views on the: Relationship to other UN reform processes, including the Secretary General's High-Level Panel on System-wide Coherence; decision making in the General Assembly (GA) and the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC); Internally Displaced Persons; disaster management; the transition for relief to recovery; and finance

EU Presidency: Statement on the Mandate Review Volume on Promotion of Sustainable Development and Africa
New York, 8 May 2006
In a statement to the Informal Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on Mandate Review by Ambassador Gerhard Pfanzelter, Permanent Representative of Austria to the UN, on behalf of the European Union outlined the EU's views on: reporting requirements; distribution of work between General Assembly/Main Committees – ECOSOC/functional commissions; distribution of work between the Secretariat and Funds and Programmes; regular programme of technical cooperation and development of Africa

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