Delegation of the European Union to Djibouti and IGAD

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The European Union is a primary international partner of Djibouti, proving support through grant aid to improve access to water, sanitation, resilience and food security. Promoting peace and security in the region is also central to European involvement, as Djibouti is the EU’s logistics base for its anti-piracy operation, Operation Atalanta.

On the occasion of the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, we pay tribute to the essential role of cultural diversity in Europe and around the world for fostering dialogue, respect, and contributing to sustainable development and growth. Europe is a continent of cultural diversity. Our societies, institutions and laws are the outcome of centuries of exchanges of ideas, values, traditions and memories.

Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace

The Council today adopted a set of conclusions concerning the implementation by the EU of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, which was established in 2015 and comprises a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Given the horizontal nature of the 2030 Agenda, its implementation requires a cross-policy approach by the EU and its member states. Earlier this year, the Commission published a reflection paper "Towards an ever more sustainable Union by 2030," to which the conclusions are a response.

The fundamental human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation apply to every human being and are fully recognised and backed by the EU in its diplomatic efforts and development policy.

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Equality is a core value of the European Union, and a principle we will keep fighting for. Equality between women and men is no exception.

Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the occasion of the World NGO Day

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