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.
The EU Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the World for 2018 was adopted by the Council on 13 May 2019. Every year the EU publishes the global human rights report on every country in the world, including The Gambia.
In 2018 the EU remained at the forefront of the protection and promotion of human rights in a rapidly changing geopolitical landscape. The EU engaged in activities across the globe in line with the objectives set out in the EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy (2015-2019).
The international vlogging competition Faces2Hearts 2019 has been launched. The competition, organised by the European Union, aims to find 20 young vloggers to take part in a life-changing travel experience to unusual destinations across the world to report on how the European Union is changing people’s lives for the better. All they have to do is to demonstrate adventurous spirit, natural talent for telling stories and a flair for video-making.