EU and OHCHR celebrating Human Rights Day

EU and OHCHR celebrate Human Rights Day in the occupied Palestinian territory

19 December 2019
Each year, 10th of December marks the day, when the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted with a view to express a universal commitment towards the respect and protection of human rights for all individuals without discrimination. This year, UDHR turns 71 and we also celebrate the 30th…
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Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on Human Rights Day

10 December 2019
We celebrate this year the 10th anniversary of the Charter of the Fundamental Rights and the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Yet these rights continue to be challenged around the world. In particular, children and youth continue to be the main victims of human…
EU Police and Rule of Law Mission help Palestine align legislation with international treaties

EU Police and Rule of Law Mission helps Palestine align legislation with international treaties

09 December 2019
A delegation made up of 13 legal experts from different Palestinian ministries and civil society organisations visited Amman, Jordan on 2-3 December 2019 for a training course organised by the EU Police and Rule of Law Mission (EUPOL COPPS) on harmonising legislation with international obligations…
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 HR/VP Federica Mogherini on Israeli settlement policy

19 November 2019
The European Union's position on Israeli settlement policy in the occupied Palestinian territory is clear and remains unchanged: all settlement activity is illegal under international law and it erodes the viability of the two-state solution and the prospects for a lasting peace, as reaffirmed by…
“Water security and water diplomacy in the Middle East”

EU supports the organisation of a workshop about water security in the Middle East

28 October 2019
On October 24, a workshop about “Water security and water diplomacy in the Middle East” took place in East Jerusalem. The workshop was organised by IPCRI and Arava Institute in the framework of EuroMeSCo ENI Project, co-funded by the European Commission and the IEMed. The workshop examined how…
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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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Palestine: Information sessions about the EU call for proposals for the civil society organisations

04 October 2019
As part of the call for proposals for the civil society organisations as actors of governance and development work in the field 2019-2020 (ref. no. EuropeAid/166474/DD/ACT/Multi), information sessions are planned during October in Palestine. The following information sessions are organized by the…
South Programme III Regional Steering Committee meeting: violence against women remains top priority

South Programme III Regional Steering Committee meeting: violence against women remains top priority

30 September 2019
The EU/Council of Europe joint programme “Ensuring sustainable democratic governance and human rights in the Southern Mediterranean”, known as the South Programme III (2018-2020), held its Regional Steering Committee meeting in Brussels on 16-17 September 2019. The programme is funded by the…
 EU funded “Generation What? Arabic” project

Presentation of the “Generation What? Arabic” project

30 September 2019
“Generation What” is an interactive multi-media program, originally initiated in France in 2016 by France Televisions, and subsequently implemented by public service broadcasters in 13 EU Member States and France’s Overseas Territories as well as in Asian Pacific countries. In 2018, the EU…