Delegation to Papua New Guinea
01/10/2015 - EU brings relief to the victims of drought in Papua New Guinea [409 KB]
In response to the prolonged dry spell which is affecting Papua New Guinea as a result of the El Niño phenomenon in the Pacific region, the European Commission is providing 110 000 EUR in humanitarian funding to assist the most affected inhabitants.
This EU-funding supports the Papua New Guinea Red Cross (PNGRCS) in delivering much needed relief assistance, including the provision of water containers and hygiene kits, which will be complemented with hygiene promotion and disease prevention messages. This aid will directly benefit 3,000 families which have been impacted by the severe climatic event.
The University of Papua New Guinea Centre for Research and Postgraduate Studies, in conjunction with the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Staff Development, held an "International Research Day" on Saturday 26 September.
The Delegation of the European Union in Papua New Guinea was invited by organisers to present and promote scholarships, research and capacity building opportunities available under the European Union Erasmus+ programme.
25/09/2015 - Press Release: New framework for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment - Transforming the Lives of Girls and Women through EU External Relations (2016-2020) adopted, 22 September 2015 [341 KB]
2015 is a pivotal year for the Sustainable Development Goal's with a new development framework being agreed upon at the global level, gender equality has been firmly placed at the centre of this proposal. The international community is rallying round to ensure that girls' and women's rights are fulfilled and that empowering action is adequately supported through galvanised efforts. In this spirit, the EU who has been at the forefront of the protection and fulfilment of girls' and women's rights, has adopted a new framework for the EU's activities on gender equality and women's empowerment in the EU's external relations for the 2016-2020 period.
Working together in Papua New Guinea
In Papua New Guinea, around half of primary school-aged children are out of school. A lack of qualified teachers and facilities continues to be a problem throughout the country; an issue that is especially acute in remote areas, where providing teachers is a big challenge. Where there are no teachers, schools simply close, leaving many children out of school.
- 02/10/15 - Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine
On 14 September 2015, the Council adopted Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1524.The Council Decision extends the existing measures until 15 March 2016 and amends the list of persons and entities subject to restrictive measures as set out in the Annex to Decision 2014/145/CFSP.The Candidate Countries Montenegro* and Albania*, and the EFTA countries Liechtenstein and Norway, members of the European Economic Area, as well as Ukraine align themselves with this Decision.They will ensure that their national policies conform to this Council Decision.The European Union takes note of this commitment and welcomes it.  Published on 15.9.2015 in the Official Journal of the European Union no. L 239, p.157. * Montenegro and Albania continue to be part of the Stabilisation and Association Process.
- 02/10/15 - Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning restrictive measures against Belarus
On 31 July 2015, the Council adopted Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/1335 implementing Council Decision 2012/642/CFSP.The Decision amends the list of persons and entities subject to restrictive measures as set out in the Annex to Decision 2012/642/CFSP.The Candidate Countries Montenegro*, Serbia* and Albania*, the country of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the EFTA countries Liechtenstein and Norway, members of the European Economic Area align themselves with this Decision.They will ensure that their national policies conform to this Council Decision.The European Union takes note of this commitment and welcomes it. Published on 1.8.2015 in the Official Journal of the European Union no. L 206, p. 64. * Montenegro, Serbia and Albania continue to be part of the Stabilisation and Association Process.
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- 01/10/15 - Burundi: the EU adopts sanctions against 4 individuals