Delegation of the European Union to Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tomé-et-Principe and CEEAC 

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On the International Day for the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we celebrate the contributions of indigenous peoples to the diversity and richness of civilizations and cultures and indeed to our common heritage. It is also a day where we take stock of the many achievements in the recognition and realisation of their rights and identify the actions that the world community still needs to take, so that human rights are universally applied without any discrimination.

Libreville, le 20 juillet 2018 - L'Union européenne (UE) établit des partenariats dans le domaine de la pêche dans un cadre réglementaire transparent et public, et est le seul partenaire de pêche à grande échelle à le faire.
L'accord de pêche en vigueur avec le Gabon date de 2006 et est opérationnalisé par des protocoles triannuels qui précisent les tonnages de captures autorisés, ainsi que la compensation financière. Il a permis l'accès des navires thoniers à la zone de pêche du Gabon en contrepartie d'une compensation financière convenue par les deux parties

On the occasion of the Day of International Criminal Justice the European Union reaffirms its commitment to the fight against impunity for the most serious crimes and violations of international humanitarian law.

As part of its External Investment Plan, the EU gave its green light to a package of financial guarantee programmes worth around €800 million on 10 July. This will help to leverage an estimated €8-9 billion in public and private investment in Africa and the Neighbourhood.

The European Union and its Member States have progressively put in place a comprehensive external migration
policy and strengthened the work along the Central Mediterranean route. Saving and protecting the lives of
migrants and refugees, breaking the business model of smugglers and traffickers and providing legal pathways,
while addressing the root causes of migration, are at the very heart of the EU's policy.

Aujourd'hui, la Commission européenne a reçu l'autorisation et les directives du Conseil de l'UE afin de lancer des négociations sur un nouvel accord de partenariat avec les pays africains, des Caraïbes et du Pacifique (ACP).

On the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the European Union reaffirms once again its strongest commitment to prevent, condemn and eradicate all forms of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. Despite the absolute prohibition of torture under international law, it continues to be practiced around the world either in isolated cases or systematically, through different forms. Torture can target everyone – men, women, and children. Torture is an inexcusable crime for which each perpetrator has to be prosecuted and brought in front of justice.

Every minute, every day, nearly 31 people are forcibly displaced. Today, more than 68.5 million people have been forced to leave their homes due to conflicts and violence, persecution, natural disasters or the very real consequences of climate change –25.4 million of them are refugees.

In 2017 every 2 seconds one person was forced to flee their home due to war, persecution or violence. With millions of people in need on a record high the European Union continues its work with partners around the world to address the humanitarian challenges and to provide long-term support. Last year, €2 billion of the EU's humanitarian budget was allocated to help displaced people and host communities in 49 countries. And EU Member States have granted protection to more than 538 000 people.

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