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European Union defends universality of human rights during the 28th Human Rights Council

European Union defends universality of human rights during the 28th Human Rights Council

The 28th session of the Human Rights Council takes place in Geneva from 2 - 27 March 2015. During the four-week meeting the EU will uphold the universality and indivisibility of human rights and the freedom of expression. It will also protect the role of civil society, speaking up against all forms of harassment, intimidation and persecution of human rights defenders and civil society representatives.

#idefend – Making sure civil society has its voice

#idefend – Making sure civil society has its voice

The European Union in cooperation with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Permanent Missions of Brazil, the Republic of Korea and Tunisia to the UN in Geneva, is organising a large campaign in the margins of the 28th session of the Human Rights Council to express support to and solidarity with human rights defenders and civil society representatives.

Highlights from the 136th WHO Executive Board meeting

Highlights from the 136th WHO Executive Board meeting

After ten days of intense discussions, the WHO Executive Board meeting concluded on Tuesday. Following a special session on the lessons learnt from the Ebola epidemics, the Executive Board met for its 136th session. Over 40 topics were on the agenda, including the WHO reform, the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), communicable and non-communicable diseases and  International Health Regulations.

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04/03/15 - Joint press conference by High Representative/ Vice-President Federica MOGHERINI and Commissioner Johannes HAHN on European Neighbourhood Policy Review.

European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 04 March 2015 High Representative/Vice–President Federica Mogherini: We have just decided in the college to formally launch the review of the European Neighbourhood Policy that as you know is already 10 years old, and last review was done in 2011, in...

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