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On the European and World Day against the Death Penalty, the Council of Europe and the European Union (EU) reiterate their strong opposition to capital punishment in all circumstances and for all cases. The death penalty is an affront to human dignity. It constitutes cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment and is contrary to the right to life. The death penalty has no established deterrent effect and it makes judicial errors irreversible.

The European Union Delegation to Ghana launches Climate Change this week, under the theme: 'Talanoa Dialogue on Climate Solutions' with its implementing partners Environment360 and Ga East Municipal Assembly. The week will run between the 24th and the 28th September 2018 and has a variety of activities planned to encourage children introducing the Reducing, Reusing and Recycling (3Rs) principles into their lives. To support this initiative the European Union has donated 50 recycling bins to the Green View Valley Environmental Clubs in the Ga East. The Valley View Environmental Clubs are an initiative of the Ga East Municipal Assembly to help form sustainable habits in children during their formative years.

The European Union Delegation to Ghana is offering a post of Receptionist in the Administrative Section. The post is under the direct supervision of the Head of Section, the successful candidate will manage the Reception Area and ensure that the Front Desk is professionally managed at all times. He/she will provide administrative support to the Administration section. The specific job function may be changed in accordance with the needs of the Delegation.

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 irregular migration and forced displacement are at the very heart of the EU's policy.

The EU Delegation to Ghana celebrates the EU Climate Diplomacy Week from 24-28th September 2018. This year, the celebration is under the theme the "Talanoa Dialogue" which means our activities are inclusive, participatory and transparent. The EU believes that by incorporating these three factors into our Climate Diplomacy Week we can help create community dialogue that helps to identify solutions for some of the most pressing environmental issues in Ghana and the globe at large.

As part of President Juncker's State of the Union proposals earlier this week the European Commission announced a new 'Africa - Europe Alliance for Sustainable Investment and Jobs'. The package builds on the commitments taken during the African Union – European Union Summit of last year in Abidjan where the two continents agreed to strengthen their partnership. The Alliance will lead to the creation of up to 10 million jobs in Africa in the next 5 years alone.

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Today we all mourn the loss of one of the greatest men of our times: with the passing of Kofi Annan, Ghana, Africa and the entire world lost a true humanitarian who dedicated his life to defending peace and human rights.

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