#WorldWaterDay

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU to commemorate the World Water Day

22 March 2019
On World Water Day, we remember how much access to sufficient, safe, drinkable, physically accessible and affordable water is precondition for a decent life. The fundamental human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation apply to every human being and are fully recognised and backed by the EU…
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Egypt: The EU's conference on "Enhancing Bilateral and Regional Cooperation on Labour Mobility in the Mediterranean Region"

21 March 2019
The European Union and the Egyptian Foreign Ministry launched a two-day conference on "Strengthening bilateral and regional cooperation on labour mobility in the Mediterranean region" in Cairo. EU Ambassador Surkoš stressed the importance of cooperation and dialogue among the various parties…
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…
Record pledge at Brussels III Conference, EU supports future of Syria and the region

Record pledge at Brussels III Conference, EU supports future of Syria and the region

15 March 2019
On 12 and 13 March over a thousand between representatives of international and regional NGOs, Syrian civil society, EU and UN officials gathered in the European Parliament in Brussels to discuss the future of Syria. The Days of Dialogue were an occasion for Syrian civil society and international…
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The EU funds mine risk education in Syria

15 March 2019
Teacher: “What do you do if you find something strange on the ground?” Students: “We must tell our parents or a grown-up what we found. We shouldn’t touch it." After 8 years of conflict, Syria is littered with landmines and unexploded bombs. The EU funds mine risk education in schools, community…
Migration Media Award 2019: Call for applications launched

Migration Media Award 2019: Call for applications launched

14 March 2019
The Call for submissions for the Migration Media Award, aimed at showcasing and awarding journalistic excellence in the Euro-Mediterranean region, has been launched. It is for the third time that journalists reporting on migration have the chance to receive the EU-funded award. The 2019 edition…
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Remarks by HR/VP Mogherini upon arrival at the ministerial meeting of the Third Brussels Conference on "Supporting the future of Syria and the region"

14 March 2019
We are convening here today together with the United Nations the Third Brussels Conference [on "Supporting the future of Syria and the region"], gathering 80 international delegations, more than 50 countries for two main reasons. The first one is to keep Syria and the Syrian people on top of the…
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Remarks by HR/VP Mogherini at the Days of Dialogue at the Third Brussels Conference on "Supporting the future of Syria and the region"

14 March 2019
Tomorrow we will channel these recommendations, that were well noted, to the Ministers from all around the world. We have 55 countries, in total 80 delegations that also include regional and international organisations. Let me use one of the main slogans of our Conference which is that "you are…
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Remarks by HR/VP Mogherini at the joint press point with Geir Pedersen, UN Special Envoy for Syria, at the Third Brussels Conference supporting the future of Syria and the region

14 March 2019
Building peace and stopping the war requires the UN led political process to move forward. And this is why we are gathering the international community, first and foremost, to support a UN facilitated and Syrian-owned political solution. We still believe that only a political solution achieved in…
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Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the EU side event on “Women on the Frontlines - lessons learnt from Syria and Yemen”

14 March 2019
As I said at the opening of the [UN] high level event ["Women in power"], I think it is always good to have a man introducing a panel of women. We invert the roles and it is really an honour and a pleasure for me to be here together with my sister [Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive…