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United Nations Human Rights Council Geneva
26 February - 23 March 2018
High-level Panel: 70th Anniversary of UDHR and 25th of VDPA (res 35/1) - EU Intervention

United Nations Human Rights Council
Geneva, 26 February - 23 March 2018
High-level Segment - Statement by H.E. Mr Stavros Lambrinidis - EU Special Representative (EUSR) for Human Rights on behalf of HR/VP Federica Mogherini

In a year, where we mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the EU reaffirms its strong support for the work of the UN human rights system.

Supported by the Permanent Missions of the European Union, France, Italy and Uruguay, a number of
international organisations are organising a side-event to complement the annual day on the rights of
the child focusing on humanitarian settings.

United Nations Human Rights Council
Geneva, 26 February - 23 March 2018
Annual High-level Panel: Human Rights mainstreaming: EU Intervention

From 26 February to 23 March 2018 the international community will gather in Geneva at the Human Rights Council (HRC) to discuss the world's most pressing human rights issues. "In a year, where we mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the EU reaffirms its strong support for the work of the UN human rights system," says Ambassador Peter Sørensen, Head of the EU Delegation to the UN in Geneva. "The Declaration is as valid as it was at the time of its adoption and sadly, we are far from the full respect of these commitments all over the world. Rights and freedoms are still being challenged and the space for civil society is shrinking in many countries throughout the world," he adds. Therefore, the EU will give strong priority to promoting and defending the universality of human rights and to raising the profile of human rights throughout the year.

26 лютага ў Жэневе адкрылася сесія Савета ААН па правах чалавека, на якой міжнародная супольнасць абмяркоўвае найбольш актуальныя сусветныя пытанні, звязаныя з правамі чалавека. Сесія будзе доўжыцца да 23 сакавіка.

De 26 de fevereiro a 23 de março de 2018, a comunidade internacional reunir-se-á em Genebra, no âmbito do Conselho dos Direitos Humanos, para debater as questões mais prementes a nível mundial em matéria de direitos humanos. «No ano em que comemoramos os 70 anos da Declaração Universal dos Direitos do Homem, a UE reafirma o seu apoio incondicional ao trabalho desenvolvido pelo sistema dos direitos humanos das Nações Unidas» afirma o embaixador Peter Sørensen, chefe da delegação da UE junto da ONU em Genebra. «A declaração é tão válida hoje quanto no momento da sua adoção e, infelizmente, estamos muito longe de garantir o pleno respeito dos seus princípios em todo o mundo. Em muitos países, os direitos e as liberdades continuam a ser violados e o espaço da sociedade civil está a diminuir» acrescenta. Por conseguinte, ao longo deste ano, a UE atribuirá uma prioridade elevada à promoção e defesa da universalidade dos direitos humanos e ao reforço da sua visibilidade.

26 февраля в Женеве открылась сессия Совета ООН по правам человека, на которой международное сообщество обсуждает наиболее актуальные мировые вопросы, связанные с правами человека. Сессия продлится до 23 марта.

Du 26 février au 23 mars 2018, la communauté internationale se réunit à Genève, au Conseil des droits de l’homme, afin de débattre des problèmes les plus urgents en matière de droits de l’homme dans le monde. «Cette année, alors que nous célébrons le 70e anniversaire de la déclaration universelle des droits de l’homme, l’UE réaffirme son soutien résolu à l’action du système des droits de l’homme des Nations unies», a affirmé Peter SØRENSEN, ambassadeur et chef de la délégation de l’Union européenne auprès des Nations unies à Genève. «Cette déclaration n’a rien perdu de son actualité depuis son adoption et, malheureusement, les engagements qu’elle contient sont loin d’être pleinement respectés dans le monde entier. Les droits et les libertés restent menacés et l’espace dévolu à la société civile se réduit de plus en plus dans de nombreux pays», a-t-il ajouté. L’Union européenne entend donc donner la priorité à la promotion et la défense de l’universalité des droits de l’homme ainsi qu’à la sensibilisation aux droits de l’homme tout au long de l’année.

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