Delegation of the European Union to Botswana and SADC


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The European Union and its Member States have progressively put in place a comprehensive external migration policy and strengthened the work along the Central Mediterranean route. Saving and protecting the lives of migrants and refugees, breaking the business model of smugglers and traffickers and providing legal pathways, while addressing the root causes of irregular migration and forced displacement: these are the aims at the very heart of the EU's policy.

The European Union (EU) and the Council of Europe firmly oppose the death penalty at all times and in all circumstances. The death penalty is a cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment contrary to the right to life. The death penalty means revenge, not justice, and its abolition contributes to the enhancement of human dignity.

On the occasion of the International Day of Democracy, the European Union reaffirms its commitment towards democracy as a fundamental right of every human being. Every woman and every man has to be free to participate to the political, economic and social life of her or his country. No one should fear to speak up, to demonstrate peacefully, to go to vote or to expect fair and inclusive policies from a government. Democracy can only function if participation and trust between democratic state institutions, governments and citizens are guaranteed.

The “Strengthening the National-Regional Linkages in SADC Programme (SNRL) has recently trained a total of 100 journalists from Mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar on regional integration ahead of the recent SADC Summit in Dar E Salam.

The European Commission presents today "Digital4Development", a strategy to mainstream digital technologies into European Union development policy, contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

On this first International Day commemorating the victims of acts of violence based on religion or belief, we pay tribute to all those around the world who lost their lives and suffered attacks because of their religion or belief. Persecution as a response to religious belief or affiliation, or lack thereof, is a violation of international law and requires joint work to combat it.

The Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) and Cornell University’s Animal & Human Health for the Environment And Development (AHEAD) Programme are co-hosting the above-mentioned workshop, with additional support from The Rockefeller Foundation, the David R. Atkinson Centre for a Sustainable Future, and the European Union. The workshop starts today, July 30th, and continues through August 1st at Maun Lodge.

For the fourth consecutive year, the European Union (EU) is actively participating in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Industrialisation Week (SIW) currently taking place in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.