Delegation for the Pacific
On 27 January Hilda C Heine was elected as the eighth President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands by the Nitijela, the country's national parliament. She is the first woman to hold the post, which is an important demonstration of the empowerment of women and of their increased political participation in the Pacific.
06/11/2015 - Statement following the conclusion of the negotiations of a Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement and a Fisheries Protocol between the European Union and the Cook Islands in Brussels on 19-21 October
The Fisheries Agreement concluded by the EU and the Cook Islands forms part of a new generation of Sustainable Fishing Partnership Agreements (SFPAs) which came into force after the reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy in 2014. The key principles of these agreements are sustainable use of fisheries resources and a partnership with host country's to support their national fisheries policy. SFPAs apply the highest standards in terms of transparency, governance, scientific cooperation as well as monitoring and control. They all include a human rights and democracy clause.
30/10/2015 - Press Release on the ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict by the Federated States of Micronesia
The European Union Delegation warmly welcomes the ratification by the Federated States of Micronesia, on 26 October 2015, of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict.
With this ratification, the Federated States of Micronesia is reinforcing the global trend towards eliminating the recruitment of children into armed forces. Children affected by armed conflict remain among the top human rights priorities of the European Union. Armed conflicts still affects a great number of children and poses a serious threat to their survival, development and life opportunities.
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