Delegation to Papua New Guinea
16/09/2016 - EU attends UN Summit on refugees and migrants and 71st United Nations General Assembly Ministerial week
A high level delegation of the European Union will travel to New York to participate in the UN Summit on refugees and migrants on 19 September, and take part in this year's UN General Assembly Ministerial week, taking place from 20 to 29 September.
12/09/2016 - European Union holds a Climate Diplomacy Week worldwide [322 KB]
Last December, 195 countries gathered in Paris to negotiate a new global climate agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The result – the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal which sets out a global action plan to put the world on track to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2oC. To further underline their determination countries also agreed to pursue efforts to limit temperature increase to 1,5oC. Now, ten months on from that historic outcome, the European Union (EU) remains proud of the ambitious Paris Agreement and Papua New Guinea should be too. For the vision of a global low emissions future to materialise, our attention needs to turn to putting our words into action.
09/09/2016 - EU Launches '2016-2020 Human Rights and Democracy Country Strategy' for Papua New Guinea [330 KB]
The European Union (EU) and two of its Member States, France and United Kingdom, have recently endorsed a five-year '2016-2020 Country Strategy on Human Rights and Democracy for Papua New Guinea'.
In announcing this strategy, the EU Delegation and its Member States, France and United Kingdom, issue the following joint statement: "Papua New Guinea society is going through a vibrant transformation and the human rights landscape is evolving, while adequate responses and implementation by Government agencies are still progressing. Against this background, the EU Delegation and EU Member States will explore opportunities to align with government efforts and support areas where meaningful impact can be achieved."
Working together in Papua New Guinea
In December 2014, European customs and origin experts trained 40 government officials on the correct implementation of the rules of the Free Trade Agreement between Papua New Guinea and the European Union (EU), the so called Interim Economic Partnership Agreement (iEPA). The capacity building mission aimed to work with Papua New Guinean customs counterparts to strengthen the control systems and help correctly implement the preferential rules in the interest of the country.
European Commission - Fact Sheet Supporting Tunisia’s transition: a strategic priority for the EU Brussels, 29 September 2016 Questions and answers: Why adopt this Joint Communication today? Tunisia is currently going through a critical phase in its transition.
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Le Chef de mission EUCAP Sahel Niger, Mme Kirsi Henriksson, se présente aux acteurs clés de la région d’Agadez.
- 26/09/16 - EU-Swiss relations
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 25 September 2016 EU-Swiss relations Switzerland is a very close neighbour of the EU – geographically, politically, economically and culturally. It is the EU's third largest economic partner (trade in goods and services taken together), after the US and China, ahead of Russia and...
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The second round out of a total of four EUAM-supported 5-day trainings to enhance service quality and administrative services provided by the Ministry of Internal Affairs took place between 5-9 September 2016.
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The Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn and the Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs Kristian Jensen announced today preparations for a major project worth over €16 million to fight corruption in Ukraine.