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High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini has presented the third progress report on the implementation of the European Union Global Strategy, “The EU Global Strategy in Practice - Three years on, looking forward”, which will be discussed by the EU Foreign and Defence Ministers at the Foreign Affairs Council on 17 June 2019 in Luxembourg. The report looks at the progress achieved over the past three years, since the presentation of the Global Strategy in June 2016, in five priority areas - the security of the Union, state and social resilience to our east and south, an integrated approach to conflicts and crises, cooperative regional orders and global governance for the 21st century - and provides possible orientations for the way forward in the coming years.

The Judicial Department Strategic Plan 2019-2023, launched on June 6 by the Judicial Department of Fiji, prioritises judicial reforms to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the administration of the courts and improve citizens’ access to justice, particularly access to justice for vulnerable groups.

Today, an estimated 152 million children are victims of child labour worldwide. These 152 million children are being denied their right to have access to education and to a safe living environment. On the occasion of the World Day against Child Labour on 12 June, the European Union, alongside its international partners, reiterates its strong commitment towards guaranteeing the fundamental human rights of every child, as defined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development target to end child labour in all its forms by 2025.

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A workshop to integrate gender and human rights-based approaches and review performance indictors in the fisheries sector was held in Suva this week, coinciding with #WorldOceansDay and its “Oceans and Gender” theme, being celebrated around the world on 8 June.

Participants from across the Pacific region gathered in Nadi, Fiji this week to discuss and decide on national and regional priorities to guide the implementation of the Pacific-European Union Waste Management Programme (PacWaste Plus) for sustainable waste management in the Pacific.

Participants from across the Pacific region gathered in Nadi, Fiji this week to discuss and decide on national and regional priorities to guide the implementation of the Pacific-European Union Waste Management Programme (PacWaste Plus) for sustainable waste management in the Pacific.

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