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The European Union's response to Ebola emergency

The European Union's response to Ebola emergency

West Africa is currently facing the largest and most complex Ebola epidemic on record. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are the most affected countries. The disease has already claimed nearly 5,000 lives and has seen over 13,000 cases.The European Union has been monitoring its spread and taken collective action at home and abroad. It has mobilised political, financial and scientific resources to help contain, control, treat and ultimately defeat Ebola. On 24 October 2014 the European Council appointed Christos Stylianides, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, as EU Ebola Coordinator.

Addressing the 'unfinished business' of gender equality

Addressing the 'unfinished business' of gender equality

Twenty years ago, world leaders came together in Beijing, China, to define a policy framework and roadmap to achieve gender equality and strengthen women's rights. In Geneva, States now gather at a regional review meeting to assess achievements and setbacks in the countries of Europe, North America, Central Asia and Western Asia.

8th EU Anti-Trafficking Day

8th EU Anti-Trafficking Day

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.

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