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The European Union supports the World Humanitarian Day

The European Union supports the World Humanitarian Day

The European Union is committed to protecting humanitarian workers and supports World Humanitarian Day every year on 19 August. Today marks the day in 2003 when 22 humanitarians lost their lives in the bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq. It is a day to honour the brave men and women who risk their lives while they provide help to people who suffer and to draw attention to the increasing dangers faced by humanitarian workers.

A new EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy

A new EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy

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 Power of Empowered Women 2015

The Power of Empowered Women 2015

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.

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