2018/2040(INI)

Recommendation to the Council on the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

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2018/2040(INI) Recommendation to the Council on the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly
RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead AFET FREUND Eugen (S&D) KOVATCHEV Andrey (EPP), TANNOCK Charles (ECR), KYUCHYUK Ilhan (ALDE), SCHOLZ Helmut (GUE/NGL), LOCHBIHLER Barbara (Verts/ALE), CASTALDO Fabio Massimo (EFD)
Lead committee dossier: AFET/8/12534
Legal Basis Rules of Procedure EP 0113
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Activites

  • 2018/07/05 Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
    • T8-0312/2018 summary
  • 2018/07/02 Debate in Parliament
  • 2018/06/27 Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
    • A8-0230/2018 summary
  • 2018/06/20 Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2018/04/19 Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading

Documents

Votes

A8-0230/2018 - Eugen Freund - Am 1

2018/07/05
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 98 0 7 21 33 14 13 7 3 0 0
Against 518 60 52 11 0 23 5 163 162 42 0
Abstain 7 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 0

A8-0230/2018 - Eugen Freund - Am 2

2018/07/05
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 57 0 3 21 22 3 7 0 1 0 0
Against 537 60 51 11 9 36 8 163 158 41 0
Abstain 17 0 5 1 2 0 2 5 2 0 0

A8-0230/2018 - Eugen Freund - Am 3S

2018/07/05
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 72 0 6 20 32 3 10 1 0 0 0
Against 489 61 10 11 0 28 5 167 165 42 0
Abstain 56 0 44 1 0 8 3 0 0 0 0

A8-0230/2018 - Eugen Freund - § 1, point i/2

2018/07/05
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 434 56 5 10 0 11 2 152 158 40 0
Against 158 4 54 22 29 16 16 14 3 0 0
Abstain 25 1 1 1 4 13 0 2 3 0 0

A8-0230/2018 - Eugen Freund - Am 4S

2018/07/05
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 133 0 55 19 28 11 13 4 3 0 0
Against 470 60 6 13 0 22 5 162 161 41 0
Abstain 14 0 0 1 4 6 0 2 1 0 0

A8-0230/2018 - Eugen Freund - Am 5S

2018/07/05
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 67 0 3 20 28 7 8 0 1 0 0
Against 531 60 57 11 1 24 8 169 160 41 0
Abstain 18 0 1 1 4 8 2 2 0 0 0

A8-0230/2018 - Eugen Freund - § 1, point x/3

2018/07/05
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 267 23 5 11 4 40 5 4 136 39 0
Against 304 26 49 20 26 0 10 152 20 1 0
Abstain 36 12 3 2 3 0 3 6 7 0 0

A8-0230/2018 - Eugen Freund - Am 6S

2018/07/05
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 44 0 6 19 11 0 6 1 1 0 0
Against 546 60 50 12 22 34 10 155 162 41 0
Abstain 16 0 1 2 0 6 2 4 1 0 0

A8-0230/2018 - Eugen Freund - Am 7

2018/07/05
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 118 0 49 20 20 0 9 11 9 0 0
Against 469 61 2 11 7 40 7 152 150 39 0
Abstain 17 0 5 2 6 0 2 2 0 0 0

A8-0230/2018 - Eugen Freund - § 1, point aap/1

2018/07/05
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 432 61 21 14 0 40 5 90 160 41 0
Against 127 0 26 5 23 0 9 60 4 0 0
Abstain 46 0 9 14 9 0 3 11 0 0 0

A8-0230/2018 - Eugen Freund - § 1, point aap/2

2018/07/05
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 371 59 18 14 0 40 6 46 150 38 0
Against 174 0 26 6 28 0 7 102 3 2 0
Abstain 48 0 9 13 5 0 4 15 2 0 0

A8-0230/2018 - Eugen Freund - § 1, point aap/3

2018/07/05
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 552 59 55 16 23 37 10 156 156 40 0
Against 31 0 1 5 7 0 6 9 3 0 0
Abstain 14 0 0 12 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

A8-0230/2018 - Eugen Freund - § 1, point aap/4

2018/07/05
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 416 60 20 13 0 39 5 83 155 41 0
Against 132 0 28 8 26 0 10 57 3 0 0
Abstain 52 1 8 12 6 0 3 21 1 0 0

A8-0230/2018 - Eugen Freund - § 1, point aap/5

2018/07/05
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 368 59 18 3 0 40 4 43 161 40 0
Against 204 0 29 18 33 0 12 111 1 0 0
Abstain 33 1 9 12 0 0 2 9 0 0 0

A8-0230/2018 - Eugen Freund - Am 8

2018/07/05
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 142 4 55 21 28 2 10 18 4 0 0
Against 460 57 1 11 4 38 5 146 158 40 0
Abstain 9 0 0 1 1 0 3 1 2 1 0

A8-0230/2018 - Eugen Freund - § 1, point abm

2018/07/05
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 269 9 0 11 0 36 3 7 162 41 0
Against 324 52 54 20 33 0 13 151 1 0 0
Abstain 17 0 3 2 0 3 2 7 0 0 0

A8-0230/2018 - Eugen Freund - Recommendation

2018/07/05
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 390 57 0 11 0 3 2 114 163 40 0
Against 103 0 9 20 27 7 15 25 0 0 0
Abstain 110 4 47 0 5 29 1 24 0 0 0
AmendmentsDossier
317 2018/2040(INI) Recommendation to the Council on the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly
2018/05/02 AFET 317 amendments...
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    • The Committee on Foreign Affairs adopted the report by Eugen FREUND (S&D, AT) on a European Parliament recommendation to the Council on the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly

      The EU and its Member States remain fully committed to multilateralism, global governance, the promotion of UN core values as an integral part of the EU’s external policy, and the three pillars of the UN system: (i) human rights, (ii) peace and security, (iii) development.

      The EU’s global strategy reflects the level of today’s global challenges, which require a strong and more efficient UN and a deepening of cooperation at Member State level both within the EU and the UN.

      Against this background, Members recommend the following to the Council:

      Reform of the UN system, including reform of the Security Council

      • to actively support the UN Secretary-General’s (UNSG) three pillar reform agenda with the aim of making the UN system truly coordinated, efficient, effective, integrated, transparent and accountable;
      • to support reduced bureaucracy, simplified procedures and decentralised decision-making, with greater transparency and accountability on the missions and work of UN staff;
      • to remind all UN Member States of their obligation to maintain their financial efforts to support all UN agencies and meet their commitments on development aid spending;
      • to actively support the UNSG’s efforts in the implementation of the UN strategy on gender parity as an essential tool to ensure the equal representation of women in the UN system;
      • to redouble efforts to reform the UNSC in particular, through a significant limitation or by regulating the use of the right to veto, notably in cases where there is evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity, which has been obstructing the decision-making process and through a change in the composition of its membership to better reflect today’s global order, inter alia through a permanent seat for the European Union;
      • to call for the EU and its Member States to speak with one voice;
      • to advocate the establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA) within the UN system in order to increase the democratic character, the democratic accountability and the transparency of global governance.

      Peace and security

      • to promote stronger commitments from Member States to peace and security both at international and internal level;
      • to call on the UN to make peacekeeping operations more credible and transparent by establishing and reinforcing effective mechanisms to prevent possible abuses by UN personnel and to hold them accountable;
      • to reiterate its unequivocal condemnation of terrorism and its full support for actions aimed at the defeat and eradication of terrorist organisations, in particular Daesh/ISIS, which pose a clear threat to regional and international security;
      • to keep addressing the major security threats in the Sahel, Sahara, Lake Chad and Horn of Africa regions with a view to eradicating the terrorist threat caused by ISIL/Daesh and al-Qaeda affiliates and by Boko Haram or any other affiliated terrorist groups;
      • to uphold the nuclear agreement between Iran and the Security Council Members plus Germany as an important success of international and, notably, EU diplomacy.

      Non-proliferation, arms control and disarmament

      • to systematically support all UN actions related to disarmament, confidence-building, non-proliferation and counter-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, including the development, production, acquisition, stockpiling, retention, transfer or use of chemical weapons by a state party or non-state actor;
      • to work towards more effective action against the diversion of, and illicit trade in, weapons and ammunition, including small arms and light weapons, in particular by developing a weapons tracking system;
      • to establish a legal framework on drones and armed robots in line with existing international humanitarian law to prevent this technology from being misused in illegal activities by state and non-state actors;

      Human rights, democracy and the rule of law

      • to urge all UN Member States to ratify and effectively implement all core UN human rights conventions, including the UN Convention Against Torture and the Optional Protocol thereto, the Optional Protocols to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights establishing complaint and inquiry mechanisms, and to comply with the reporting obligations under these instruments and the commitment to cooperate in good faith with UN human rights mechanisms;
      • to ensure that human rights reforms continue to be fully integrated within the UN’s three pillars of reform; to support mainstreaming of the human rights dimension in the work of the United Nations;
      • to continue to advocate freedom of religion or belief;
      • to call for greater efforts to protect the rights of religious and other minorities;
      • to encourage all UN Member States to ensure that their citizens are able to be fully involved in political, social, and economic processes – including the freedom of religion or belief – without discrimination;
      • to emphasise the importance of a free press and media in a healthy society, and the role of every citizen therein;
      • to demand that greater efforts be made to prevent irregular migration and to fight people smuggling and human trafficking, in particular by combating criminal networks through timely and effective exchange of relevant intelligence.
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    • The European Parliament adopted, by 390 votes to 103, with 10 abstentions, a resolution on a European Parliament recommendation to the Council on the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly.

      Members recalled that the EU and its Member States remain fully committed to multilateralism, global governance, the promotion of UN core values as an integral part of the EU’s external policy, and the three pillars of the UN system: (i) human rights, (ii) peace and security, (iii) development.

      The EU’s global strategy reflects the level of today’s global challenges, which require a strong and more efficient UN and a deepening of cooperation at Member State level both within the EU and the UN.

      Parliament has stated that the EU Member States need to make every effort to coordinate their action in the organs and bodies of the UN system and speak with one voice based on international human rights law and the core values of the EU.

      In this context, it recommended the following:

      Reform of the UN system, including reform of the Security Council

      • to actively support the UN Secretary-General’s (UNSG) three pillar reform agenda with the aim of making the UN system truly coordinated, efficient, effective, integrated, transparent and accountable;
      • to remind all UN Member States of their obligation to maintain their financial efforts to support all UN agencies and meet their commitments on development aid spending;
      • to actively support the UNSG’s efforts in the implementation of the UN strategy on gender parity as an essential tool to ensure the equal representation of women in the UN system;
      • to redouble efforts to reform the UNSC in particular, through a significant limitation or by regulating the use of the right to veto, notably in cases where there is evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity, which has been obstructing the decision-making process and through a change in the composition of its membership to better reflect today’s global order, inter alia through a permanent seat for the European Union;
      • to call for the EU and its Member States to speak with one voice;
      • to advocate the establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA) within the UN system in order to increase the democratic character, the democratic accountability and the transparency of global governance.

      Peace and security

      • to promote stronger commitments from Member States to peace and security both at international and internal level and call on the UN to prioritise prevention, mediation and political solutions to conflicts while addressing their root causes and drivers;
      • to call on the UN to make peacekeeping operations more credible and transparent and create the necessary spaces to involve local actors in all phases of the humanitarian and peacebuilding effort;
      • to advocate a broad definition of the concept of human security and strengthening the role of the principle of the responsibility to protect;
      • to reiterate its unequivocal condemnation of terrorism and its full support for actions aimed at the defeat and eradication of terrorist organisations, in particular Daesh/ISIS, which pose a clear threat to regional and international security; to combat terrorist financing, develop mechanisms to identify terrorist individuals and organisations and implement approaches to counter radicalisation;
      • to push for stronger multilateral commitments to find sustainable political solutions to current conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa;
      • to keep addressing the major security threats in the Sahel, Sahara, Lake Chad and Horn of Africa regions with a view to eradicating the terrorist threat caused by ISIL/Daesh and al-Qaeda affiliates and by Boko Haram or any other affiliated terrorist groups;
      • to uphold the nuclear agreement between Iran and the Security Council Members plus Germany as an important success of international and, notably, EU diplomacy.

      Non-proliferation, arms control and disarmament

      • to systematically support all UN actions related to disarmament, confidence-building, non-proliferation and counter-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, including the development, production, acquisition, stockpiling, retention, transfer or use of chemical weapons by a state party or non-state actor;
      • to work towards more effective action against the diversion of, and illicit trade in, weapons and ammunition, including small arms and light weapons, in particular by developing a weapons tracking system;
      • to establish a legal framework on drones and armed robots in line with existing international humanitarian law to prevent this technology from being misused in illegal activities by state and non-state actors;

      Human rights, democracy and the rule of law, development

      • to urge all UN Member States to ratify and effectively implement all core UN human rights conventions, including the UN Convention Against Torture and the Optional Protocol thereto, the Optional Protocols to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights establishing complaint and inquiry mechanisms;
      • to ensure that human rights reforms continue to be fully integrated within the UN’s three pillars of reform; to support mainstreaming of the human rights dimension in the work of the United Nations;
      • to continue to advocate freedom of religion or belief;
      • to call for greater efforts to protect the rights of religious and other minorities;
      • to encourage all UN Member States to ensure that their citizens are able to be fully involved in political, social, and economic processes – including the freedom of religion or belief – without discrimination;
      • to emphasise the importance of a free press and media in a healthy society, and the role of every citizen therein;
      • to maintain a strong commitment to the abolition of the death penalty worldwide;
      • to strengthen the role of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the international criminal justice system to promote accountability and end impunity;
      • to demand that greater efforts be made to prevent irregular migration and to fight people smuggling and human trafficking, in particular by combating criminal networks through timely and effective exchange of relevant intelligence;
      • to implement the UN's ambitious sustainable development agenda to 2030 and its 17 sustainable development goals;
      • to step up climate diplomacy efforts by developing a comprehensive EU climate diplomacy strategy and integrating climate action into all areas of EU external action.
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