Human rights are at the heart of the European Union's external action and the EU reaffirms its role as a leading global proponent of the promotion and protection of human rights. On 28 May 2018, the Council adopted the EU's annual report on human rights and democracy in the world in 2017.
The EU will strengthen cooperation on security in Asia and with Asian partners, in view of the importance of the region to global stability and security and thus to European interests. Priority areas are maritime security, cyber security, counter terrorism, CSDP and peacekeeping operations, hybrid
Today, 22 May 2018, the European Union, the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) and the ASEAN Secretariat jointly celebrated the International Day for Biological Diversity in Siem Reap, Cambodia. To mark the occasion, a ceremony was held to announce and award the grand prize winner of the EU-ASEAN