Delegation of the European Union to Ethiopia


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Today we stand united in our determination to protect and to promote the rights of all children everywhere. These rights are universal, indivisible and inalienable. Every single child has the right to grow up in a safe and nurturing environment – free from any form of violence, abuse, harassment or neglect. It is our collective task to do everything we can to ensure that these rights are respected and ensured for every child, everywhere.

On 19 November 2018, the Council adopted conclusions on Ethiopia. The Council notes that Ethiopia has witnessed momentous change and that political and economic reforms have gained a new impetus under the leadership of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. His ambitious agenda towards a more democratic and just Ethiopian society is a positive example for the region and beyond.

Statement by High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini on Reconciliation and Economic Integration in the Horn of Africa


Democracy cannot live without free, diverse and independent media. Journalists and media actors across the globe hold states, government officials, corporations and society at large accountable for their actions. But far too many among them face threats and attacks simply for carrying out their work, while the perpetrators of these attacks often act with total impunity.


The press conference on the European Film Festival 2018 was held today at VAMDAS Entertainment.  Ambassador Johan Borgstam has made the opening speech.  EU Ambassadors, Heads of EU Cultural Institutes and representatives of 11 media agencies were present.


The Grand opening of this film festival will be 1 November 2018.


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Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the occasion of the United Nations Day