Delegation to the UN and other international organisations in Geneva
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.
EUDEL Geneva actively participated in the International Day for the Commemoration of the Victims of the Holocaust
On January 27, as in previous years, the EU has actively participated in various events marking the International Day of the Victims of the Holocaust, demonstrating the EU's commitment to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive.
- 29/04/16 - Friday 6 May: President Juncker attends the award of the Charlemagne Prize to Pope Francis
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: On Friday 6 May in the Vatican, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will attend the ceremony awarding the Charlemagne Prize to Pope Francis, together with European Parliament President Martin Schulz and European Council President Donald Tusk. The three Presidents will deliver a joint eulogy.
- 28/04/16 - EU has today announced new actions to tackle irregular migration and forced displacement in the Horn of Africa
- 28/04/16 - Eastern Partnership Panel on CSDP facilitates the participation by partner countries in the EU-led missions and operations
Eastern Partnership Panel on CSDP facilitates the participation by partner countries in the EU-led missions and operations. Currently three out of six EaP countries (Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine) participate in the EU-led missions in EUMAM RCA, EUTM Mali, and EUAM Ukraine or contribute to EU Battle Groups. As of today altogether 11 partner countries participate in 8 EU-led CSDP missions and operations.
- 27/04/16 - A new integrated EU policy for the Arctic adopted
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 April 2016 The High Representative and the European Commission set out an integrated response to the challenges of the Arctic. The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the European Commission have today adopted a policy proposal that will guide the...