Delegation to the UN and other international organisations in Geneva
High Representative Catherine Ashton participated on 17 April in a meeting between the European Union, the United States, Ukraine and Russia to de-escalate the situation in Ukraine. In preparations of the talks, she met with the Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andrii Deshchytsia in the evening of 16 April. Ahead of the quadrilateral meeting, Ms Ashton also had a bilateral meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry.
20 years ago, between April and June 1994, in just three months more than 800,000 men, women and children were brutally murdered in Rwanda. It was one of the worst atrocities in mankind's history. The start date of the 1994 genocide, 7 April, has been designated by the UN General Assembly as the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda. This year, on the occasion of the 20 years, commemorative events are held in many countries around the world to mark and remember this tragedy.
The 4th EU-Africa Summit took place in Brussels on the 2nd and 3rd of April 2014 closing on the commitment to deepen and widen the cooperation between the two neighbouring continents. It brought together 30 African and European Heads of State and Government, as well as the leaders of EU and African Union institutions. The Summit promoted the political dialogue between the European Union and Africa to the highest extent and across various fields, from investing in people, to prosperity and peace.
- 18/04/14 - Statement by the Spokesperson of Catherine Ashton on recent developments in the West Bank [192 KB]
- 18/04/14 - Statement by President Barroso on the passing away of Gabriel García Márquez
- 17/04/14 - Updated Fact sheet on EU-Ukraine relations [567 KB]
- 17/04/14 - Remarks by Catherine Ashton following the Geneva meeting on Ukraine [187 KB]