Universal Children's Day celebration

Statement by HR/VP Mogherini on the occasion of Universal Children's Day

19 November 2019
On the occasion of Universal Children's Day on 20 November, the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy stated the following : "This year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child - the most widely…
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Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the occasion of the United Nations Day

24 October 2019
On 24 October we celebrate the laying of the first stone of the most universal multilateral project in history: the United Nations. On this day back in 1945, the UN Charter entered into force and since then, the organisation has worked to deliver on peace, sustainable development and human rights…
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Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini for the International Day of Peace

23 September 2019
On the International Day of Peace, the European Union reaffirms its commitment to peace and security, to human rights and sustainable development for all, to international cooperation and to the rules-based international order with the United Nations at its core. Sustainable peace has always been…
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A high-level European Union delegation will be at the 74th United Nations General Assembly next week

20 September 2019
A high-level European Union delegation will be in New York for the 74th United Nations General Assembly next week. The EU representatives will host and participate in a large number of events and meetings with world leaders. The EU continues to be a leader in global cooperation: joining forces with…
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For a torture-free world: Council reinforces EU policy towards third countries on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment

17 September 2019
The Council adopted the following conclusions on the revised Guidelines on EU policy towards third countries on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment: "1. The Council welcomes the Guidelines on EU Policy Towards Third Countries on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or…
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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…
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Vaccination: European Commission and World Health Organization join forces to promote the benefits of vaccines

13 September 2019
The European Commission and the World Health Organization (WHO) co-hosted the world's first Global Vaccination Summit in Brussels. The aim is to accelerate global action to stop the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases, and advocate against the spread of vaccine misinformation worldwide. Opening…
International Day of Democracy conference to focus on accountability

International Day of Democracy conference to focus on accountability

27 August 2019
The 'No Democracy Without Accountability' conference will be taking place on 17 September in Brussels, Belgium. This conference is funded by the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR). The International Day of Democracy is a fitting occasion to reflect on a concept that sits at…
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Declaration by the HR Federica Mogherini, on behalf of the European Union, on the occasion of the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence based on Religion or Belief

22 August 2019
On this first International Day commemorating the victims of acts of violence based on religion or belief, we pay tribute to all those around the world who lost their lives and suffered attacks because of their religion or belief. Persecution as a response to religious belief or affiliation, or…
EU on the World Humanitarian Day 2019

Statement by HR/VP Mogherini and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Stylianides on the World Humanitarian Day 2019

19 August 2019
This is a key year for International Humanitarian Law, as 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions. As the risk humanitarian workers face continues to increase, the European Union pays tribute to the commitment of those who risk their lives to deliver humanitarian aid worldwide.…