EU-UN Spotlight Initiative: at the forefront of ending violence against women and girls

EU-UN Spotlight Initiative: at the forefront of ending violence against women and girls

27 September 2019
Yesterday in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the European Union and the United Nations hosted a high level event on the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative – inviting all countries, leaders, civil society representatives and local ambassadors to join the movement and take…
HR/VP Federica Mogherini

Statement by HR/VP Federica Mogherini on the occasion of the International Day of Democracy

13 September 2019
On the occasion of the International Day of Democracy, the European Union reaffirms its commitment towards democracy as a fundamental right of every human being. Every woman and every man has to be free to participate to the political, economic and social life of her or his country. No one should…
The European Council

The European Council adopts conclusions: Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals across the world

08 July 2019
The EU Council adopted conclusions welcoming the publication of the first joint synthesis report of the EU and its member states on ''Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals across the world'' as an important contribution to EU reporting at the High Level Political Forum in 2019. The Council…
 the European Development Days (EDD)

European Development Days 2019 to focus on fighting inequalities

17 June 2019
Tomorrow, the 13th edition of the European Development Days (EDD), the leading global forum on development cooperation, kicks off in Brussels. The two day event will host more than 8,000 participants from 140 countries worldwide, representing 1,200 organisations from the development community,…
EU Human rights and democracy

Human rights and democracy in the world: The 2018 EU annual report is adopted

14 May 2019
On 13 May 2019, the Council adopted the EU annual report on human rights and democracy in the world for 2018. The report noted that in 2018 the EU remained at the forefront of the protection and promotion of human rights in a rapidly changing geopolitical landscape. The EU engaged in activities…
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

EU Declaration on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

21 March 2019
This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the entry into force of the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). The Convention has proven to be an effective tool, by holding Governments accountable to their citizens and on the international…
ETF

European Training Foundation analysis on education trends in the European neighbourhood

08 March 2019
The study – which focuses on countries such as Algeria, Belarus, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Moldova, Palestine and Ukraine – highlights a striking trend: In all countries, women participate less than men in vocational education. Given the increase of employability that this type of education offers,…
Federica Mogherini

Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the inter-parliamentary committee meeting on "Women's Power in Politics"

08 March 2019
(…) If you only see sixty, seventy years old white men in ties and the society does not look that way, you might feel a certain distance that might translate into a lack of trust, or a lack of confidence or a lack of identification. I believe we are serving not only girls' dreams, not only…
 International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

EU Joint Statement on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

07 February 2019
Ahead of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation on 6 February 2019, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission Federica Mogherini, Commissioner European Neighbourhood Policy Enlargement Negotiations…
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Stop violence against women: Statement by the European Commission and the High Representative on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

23 November 2018
“Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we reaffirm our commitment to ending violence against women and girls. Violence against women is a grave violation of human rights and yet it is still widespread across the world. The perception that harassment or…