United Nations Working Party (CONUN)

Council of the EU

The United Nations Working Party (CONUN) develops common EU policy on UN issues of common interest to EU member states. The working party provides recommendations and guidance on strategic EU policy objectives and thematic issues at the UN. It coordinates member states' priorities, through which it contributes to the process of setting long-term policy goals.

The working party is active, on behalf of the EU, in four main areas at the UN:

  • promoting a stronger UN
  • international peace and security
  • reform of the UN system
  • UN agencies, programmes, funds and conferences