Sommaire: 20 September 2011 - The sixth annual Partnership Report Improving Lives: Partnership between the United Nations and the European Union in 2010 conveys results of a vibrant partnership that spans over 110 countries across the globe. Through photos and text, the report gives a glimpse of our work on the ground.
This year's UN-EU Partnership report highlights the full spectrum of issues on which both organizations cooperate, helping to make the world a more just, stable and secure place. Together the UN and EU tackled the humanitarian crisis in Haiti following its devastating earthquake and the massive displacement and suffering caused by flooding in Pakistan, amongst others. At the same time, as this report highlights, the UN and EU cooperated in many countries and regions of the world to ensure sustainable development.
As UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon notes in his foreword, "Millennium Development Goal 8, which focuses on the global partnership for development, embodies our collective promise to meet the urgent needs of the world's most vulnerable people.
This shared commitment is at the heart of the collaboration between the United Nations and the European Union. Our vibrant partnership spans all three pillars of the work of the UN - peace and security, human rights and development. Joining forces in over 100 countries, the UN and the EU have achieved much more than either could have separately.
This report illustrates how our partnership is making an impact where it counts most: in the lives of people. I commend it to all who share our determination to create a better future.
With great appreciation for the immense contribution of the EU, I look forward to strengthening our dynamic partnership in the years to come."
With additional forewords by European Commission President José Manuel Durão Barroso and European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Catherine Ashton.
View the report here: http://www.unbrussels.org/un-eu-partnership-report-2010.html