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09/12/16 - European Union Statement on International Human Rights Day

Every year on 10 December the international community celebrates the anniversary of the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This anniversary is an opportunity for both the EU and China to examine their progress in protecting the human rights of all persons.

09/12/16 - Declaration by the High Representative Federica Mogherini on behalf of the European Union on Human Rights Day, 10 December 2016

On 10 December, the European Union and its Member States celebrate Human Rights Day. As inequality and violations of human rights pose increasing challenges across the world, and conflict continues in countries such as Syria, it is all the more important that we redouble our efforts to defend the rights of all people.