We celebrate this year the 10th anniversary of the Charter of the Fundamental Rights and the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Yet these rights continue to be challenged around the world. In particular, children and youth continue to be the main victims of human rights violations. They are forced to seek refuge, recruited as soldiers, forced into child labour or torn apart from their families against their will.
The European Union (EU) in Egypt presented the results of its 12th annual photography competition on 8 December at The Greek Campus in Cairo. The theme of this year's competition is "Egyptian Women Champions". Ms. Sandra De Waele, Chargé d'affaires of the EU Delegation, honoured this year's winners and inaugurated an exhibition of the best 30 photos. The competition keeps growing each year, and 242 photographers submitted more than 590 photos in this year's edition.
The European Union reaffirms today its support to the universal ban on chemical weapons. It is a tribute to all those who have lost their lives or loved ones and suffered harm from chemical weapons as well as a commitment to promoting peace and security.
The Chemical Weapons Convention and the crucial work of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) have contributed to eliminating 97% of chemical weapons stockpiles declared by possessor states. This makes the Chemical Weapons Convention the world's most successful disarmament treaty.
The Stability and Social Development Cluster, regrouping the work of the 7th meeting of the Subcommittee on Justice and Security, 7th Working Group on Migration and Consular Affairs of the Association Agreement between Arab Republic of Egypt and European Union, held its session in Cairo on November 27th 2019.
Within the framework of the EU Gender Champion initiative and the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, the European Union (EU) Delegation to Egypt, in collaboration with CARE International, Plan International, Save the Children and Action Against Hunger, organized a seminar today entitled “EU Support to Civil Society in Building Inclusive and Sustainable Societies”.
Today, the EU will light up its headquarters in Brussels to show its support for eradicating an alarming problem that is still too common. One in three women in Europe has experienced physical and/or sexual violence.