Delegation to the UN and other international organisations in Geneva
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.
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.
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.
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...
- 04/03/15 - Watch the video - Towards a new European Neighbourhood Policy: the EU launches a consultation on the future of its relations with neighbouring countries
High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn are launching today a consultation on the future of the European Neighbourhood Policy(ENP)
- 04/03/15 - Press release - Towards a new European Neighbourhood Policy: the EU launches a consultation on the future of its relations with neighbouring countries.
High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission Federica Mogheriniand Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn are launching today a consultation on the future of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP). The ENP was last reviewed in 2011. Given the significant developments in the neighbourhood since then, it is now essential to undertake a fundamental review of the principles on which the policy is based as well as its scope and how its instruments should be used.
- 04/03/15 - Commission makes progress on a European Agenda on Migration
European - Press release Commission Brussels, 04 March 2015 The European Commission today launched its work on a comprehensive European Agenda on Migration. The College of Commissioners held a first orientation debate on key actions to step up the EU's efforts to implement the existing tools and cooperation in managing...
- 04/03/15 - Towards a Comprehensive European Migration Policy: 20 years of EU Action
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 04 March 2015 For almost twenty years, the European Union has been building the foundations of an overarching and comprehensive migration policy. This memo offers an overview of European actions in this area, which also underscores the need for a comprehensive European Agenda on...