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…
EU investment to stop HIV, tuberculosis and malaria

More than half a billion of EU investment to stop HIV, tuberculosis and malaria

11 October 2019
Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, announced yesterday a contribution of €550 million for the period 2020-2022 to support the work of the Global Fund to end the epidemics of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria worldwide. Commissioner Mimica made the announcement in…
Breast cancer awareness

New video: the EU-funded Augusta Victoria Hospital in Jerusalem provides specialised cancer treatment for women

08 October 2019
In a global effort to raise awareness on breast cancer, a short film was produced about the August Victoria Hospital’s unit that provides cancer treatment, chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. In the video, Nancy Shahine, a breast cancer survivor patient, is testimoning how she finished her…

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…
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The EU provides €14.9 million to East Jerusalem Hospitals

30 July 2019
The EU has made a contribution of €14.9 million to the Palestinian Authority payment of medical referrals to East Jerusalem Hospitals. This contribution is funded by the EU (€13 million), the Government of Italy (€1 million) and the Government of Finland (€0.9 million). This contribution supports…
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EU4Monitoring Drugs: new EU-funded project launched to respond to drug-related security and health threats

23 July 2019
In 2019, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) launched a new technical cooperation project called EU4Monitoring Drugs (EU4MD). The three-year project, funded by the European Union, will involve countries in the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) area, supporting…
HR/VP Federica Mogherini

Remarks by HR/VP Federica Mogherini at the joint press conference following the 14th meeting of the EU-Morocco Association Council

28 June 2019
" (...) It is a pleasure - even on this sad day - to welcome here again my friend and colleague, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Morocco [Nasser Bourita] for the 14th session of the EU-Morocco Association Council. The holding of this Association Council was eagerly awaited and allowed us to…
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The EU produces a video for World Refugee Day

21 June 2019
"We reaffirm our strong and long-standing commitment to protect the rights of the most vulnerable, those who are forced to flee and therefore leave their homes behind" said Federica Mogherini High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the Commission…
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EU and World Health Organisation team up to boost access to health services in developing countries

19 June 2019
The EU has signed a €102 million contribution agreement with the World Health Organisation (WHO) at the European Development Days in Brussels. The EU will invest in building health care systems to provide quality services in more than 80 African, Caribbean, Pacific, and Asian countries. The “…

Statement by EU High Representative and UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

18 June 2019
On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, the European Union and the United Nations join their voices to call on the international community to accelerate its efforts to eliminate the scourge of all forms of sexual violence, including as a strategy…