Delegation of the European Union to Ghana

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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 European Union and Africa are long-standing partners, but our relationship is changing. We need to be creative to address the global challenges such as security and climate change. Under the impulse of the new Africa-Europe Alliance, we are committed to move our partnership to the next level. Together we will ensure sustainable investments and jobs to enable Africa young population to harness its full potential. Investing in our new Alliance is an investment in our shared future.

The European Commission Vice President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, Mr. Jyrki Katainen, arrives in Ghana on 13 June 2019 for a two-day official visit as part of a two nation visit to Togo and Ghana

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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The European Union Delegation On 7th and 8th of May organised a seminar on Circular Economy at Accra. The seminar was attended by 188 participants who shared information, knowledge and ideas on challenges and opportunities for the promotion of circular economy in Ghana.

The Ghana-EU Business Forum will be held on June 13th and 14th, 2019 at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra. The theme for the forum is “Boosting investments for sustainable jobs in Ghana.”

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