5 May 2011
UN Grants EU Higher Participation Status
The General Assembly voted on 3 May 2011 to upgrade the status of the European Union’s participation at the United Nations 192-member body. The resolution on the participation of the EU in the work of the UN was adopted by 180 UN Member States and will allow senior EU representatives to present to the Assembly the common positions of the European bloc. It also gives EU representatives the right to speak, the right to make proposals and submit amendments, the right of reply, the right to raise points of order and the right to circulate documents.