Delegation to the UN and other international organisations in Geneva
In response to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the EU is contributing humanitarian aid, expertise, international coordination and longer-term development assistance.
On 18 October the European Union marks the EU Anti-Trafficking Day, which aims at raising awareness on the issue of trafficking of human beings, a serious form of organised crime which happens all over the world. Trafficking is different from irregular migration or the smuggling of irregular migrants. People are trafficked for the purpose of sexual and labour exploitation or the removal of organs.
10 October marks the World and Europe Day against the Death Penalty. In order to raise awareness about the latest trends in the fight against the death penalty, the EU Delegation to the UN in Geneva, together with the Permanent Mission of Italy and the Graduate Institute, organised a panel debate on 9 October entiteld "Justice that kills - the death penalty in the 21st century".
22/10/14 - Iraq: EU increases humanitarian assistance
European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 October 2014 The European Commission is increasing its humanitarian assistance for the Iraq crisis by an additional €3 million as winter approaches and the number of civilians forced to abandon their homes continues to rise as a result of the fighting.
- 21/10/14 - Gas talks: Negotiations to be continued next week
- 21/10/14 - Remarks by High Representative Catherine Ashton at the Commemoration Ceremony for those fallen in the line of duty [403 KB]
- 21/10/14 - Remarks by High Representative Catherine Ashton following her meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia/Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić [394 KB]
- 21/10/14 - European Union and Lao PDR conclude Seventh Joint Committee [315 KB]