On this day, 70 years ago, the Member States of the United Nations came together to adopt the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This step brought the world together after the greatest tragedy in human history. We have come a long way since then.
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.
The European Union (EU) is an economic and political partnership between 28 European countries. It plays an important role in international affairs through diplomacy, trade, development aid and working with global organisations. Abroad, the EU is represented through more than 140 diplomatic representations, known also as EU Delegations, which have a similar function to those of an embassy.
The Pacific Community (SPC), Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and European Union (EU) have signed a multi-year climate and biodiversity agreement providing funding of some EUR 36 million over four years. Dubbed PROTEGE (“Pacific Territories Regional Project for Sustainable Ecosystem Management” in French), the project aims to build sustainable development and climate-resilient economies in the overseas countries and territories (OCTs) by emphasising biodiversity and renewable resources.