Delegation to the UN and other international organisations in Geneva
Each year, the EU institutions celebrate Europe Day by organising activities on or near 9th May, the anniversary date of the Schuman Declaration.
The 31st session of the Council which took place from 29 February to 24 March brought solid results. At the same time it highlighted that the universality of human rights worldwide is far from achieved, and that individual States as well as the international community as a whole have a responsibility to act against human rights violations.
The EU Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) – composed of Ministers of Foreign Affairs from the 28 Member States and chaired by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini – adopted a document setting out EU priorities at the UN Human Rights fora in 2016.
- 30/05/16 - Local EU statement on the political situation in Cambodia
- 27/05/16 - Syria: EU extends sanctions against the regime by one year
- 27/05/16 - North Korea: EU adopts new restrictions on trade, financial services, investment and transport
- 27/05/16 - EU announces new funding to support post-conflict process in Colombia
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 May 2016 High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini was in Colombia this week, where she announced new EU support for conflict affected regions, green growth and land rights together with a series of immediate actions to support Colombia.