Delegation to the UN and other international organisations in Geneva
This year's World Humanitarian Day pays tribute to humanitarian workers who risk their lives in bringing assistance to victims of wars and natural disasters worldwide. It is a time when we commemorate all those who were target of attacks and as a result were wounded, kidnapped or even killed. It is an opportunity to reiterate the importance to respect international humanitarian law (IHL).
At the 26th session of the Human Rights Council, which took place in Geneva from 10 - 27 June 2014, the EU has been actively pursuing its quest for a responsive and independent UN human rights system, defending the universality and indivisibility of human rights, freedom of expression and of the press, as well as the role of civil society and NGOs in the Council's work. The EU also engaged in discussion on the human rights situation in countries such as Belarus, Syria, South Sudan and Ukraine.
This week the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) celebrated its 50th anniversary with a series of special meetings that highlighted past accomplishments and remaining challenges ahead. The EU underlined the long history of fruitful cooperation between UNCTAD and the EU and its Member States.
30/08/14 - Statement by Catherine Ashton on the appointment of Federica Mogherini [428 KB]
- 30/08/14 - Catherine Ashton at the Informal meeting of EU Foreign Ministers (Gymnich) [477 KB]
- 30/08/14 - Statement by President Barroso following his meeting with President Poroshenko of Ukraine
- 29/08/14 - Fact Sheet - EU-Ukraine relations (Updated) [430 KB]
- 29/08/14 - President Barroso calls President Putin