On the International Day for the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we celebrate the contributions of indigenous peoples to the diversity and richness of civilizations and cultures and indeed to our common heritage. It is also a day where we take stock of the many achievements in the recognition and realisation of their rights and identify the actions that the world community still needs to take, so that human rights are universally applied without any discrimination.
La Unión Europea (UE) y los estados de América Latina celebraron hoy el lanzamiento de un nuevo proyecto para mejorar sus vínculos en el ámbito de la aviación civil. Este proyecto de cuatro años, gestionado por la Agencia Europea de Seguridad Aérea (EASA), tiene como objetivo mejorar la seguridad de la aviación y promover la relación política, económica y medioambiental entre la UE y América Latina en el ámbito de la aviación civil.
Ministers of Foreign Affairs from the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and from the European Union are in Brussels to discuss common priorities and challenges. "Building bridges and strengthening our partnership to face global challenges" is the theme of the meeting.
On the occasion of the Day of International Criminal Justice the European Union reaffirms its commitment to the fight against impunity for the most serious crimes and violations of international humanitarian law.
The European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean enjoy privileged relations and are natural partners, linked by strong historical, cultural and economic ties. They share a strategic bi-regional partnership, which was launched in 1999 and stepped up significantly in the recent years. The two regions co-operate closely at international level across a broad range of issues and maintain an intensive political dialogue at all levels.
On the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the European Union reaffirms once again its strongest commitment to prevent, condemn and eradicate all forms of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. Despite the absolute prohibition of torture under international law, it continues to be practiced around the world either in isolated cases or systematically, through different forms. Torture can target everyone – men, women, and children. Torture is an inexcusable crime for which each perpetrator has to be prosecuted and brought in front of justice.
The project seeks the improvement of the safety and protection of human rights of freedom deprived persons, with emphasis on LGBTI community in this situation. Thus, it seeks to contribute to the reduction of discrimination and violence endured by people in this situation of double vulnerability: for being deprived of freedom and for belonging to the LGBTI community.
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