Joint statement by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Virginia Gamba on the occasion of the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers
Every girl and woman has the right to live a life free of violence and pain. And yet, more than 200 million women and girls across the world have been forced to undergo the painful and traumatic practice of Female Genital Mutilation, including 500,000 living in Europe. Millions more girls are at risk of being cut: 68 million girls in 25 countries by 2030.
Good food means good business! The EU's system of identifying food products based on origin - Geographical Indications - is a driver of rural jobs and sustainable growth. Australia is looking to extend the protection of European products to its own market as part of the Free Trade Agreement, currently under negotiation. Australia could also expand the GI system already in place for wine to cover food and spirits. How could this work in practice? What are the benefits for consumers and producers? Join European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan, together with a panel of experts and local food producers, as they discuss the EU experience in the Australian context.