Delegation to the UN and other international organisations in Geneva
EU Foreign Ministers adopted during its latest Council meeting a new EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy for the period 2015-2019. The new Action Plan aims to reinforce the implementation of the EU's human rights policy with a special emphasis on strengthening ownership by local institutions, mechanisms and civil society actors, and on invigorating support to Human Rights Defenders.
The EU Delegation in Geneva was for the third time a co-organiser of the high-level event on 'The Power of Empowered Women', which took place on 23 June at the UN Palais des Nations. This year's event focused on women's leadership in peace and security. Women and men who have excelled in the arena of peace and security and who have moved the agenda forward in terms of breaking down traditional gender stereotypes and promoting equality shared their experiences during the interactive discussion.
From 18 to 26 May, the 68th session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) takes place in Geneva. Discussions will focus on strategies to enhance the international community's preparedness, surveillance and response in view of global challenges and emergencies. Special attention will be given to communicable diseases such as the Ebola virus, the lessons learned from the outbreak, and the reform of the World Health Organisation (WHO).
31/07/15 - New EU funding to strengthen security sector and support socio-economic and regional development in Tunisia
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 31 July 2015 The EU adopted the first part of its annual assistance package in favour of Tunisia for a total amount of €116.8 million. It aims to strengthen the security sector and to support socio-economic and regional development.
- 31/07/15 - Iran: EU starts implementing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action
The Council adopted the first legal acts implementing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the agreement reached on 14 July 2015 in Vienna on the Iranian nuclear issue.
- 30/07/15 - EU increases humanitarian aid for Burundi refugees
The European Commission is releasing €4.5 million in humanitarian assistance to help the increasing number of refugees from Burundi that have fled to neighbouring countries. More than 175 000 people, the majority of them women and children, are estimated to have already left the country.
- 29/07/15 - Local statement on the Death Penalty following resumption of executions in Pakistan after Ramadan [180 KB]
- 28/07/15 - Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain third countries concerning restrictive measures against Syria.
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