The European Union and Kenya share a deep and historic partnership. Today, the EU is the biggest market in the world for Kenya’s exports. It is also a major partner to support regional security, investment in Kenya’s economy and in development cooperation.
On the occasion of the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, we pay tribute to the essential role of cultural diversity in Europe and around the world for fostering dialogue, respect, and contributing to sustainable development and growth. Europe is a continent of cultural diversity. Our societies, institutions and laws are the outcome of centuries of exchanges of ideas, values, traditions and memories.
The 28th European Film Festival in Nairobi will take place from 4 to 26 May 2019. The European Film Festival will once again feature film screenings with movies from various European countries and Kenya. In addition, the festival will include special engagements with invited European and Kenyan filmmakers, master classes and panel discussions.
The Council today adopted a set of conclusions concerning the implementation by the EU of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, which was established in 2015 and comprises a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Given the horizontal nature of the 2030 Agenda, its implementation requires a cross-policy approach by the EU and its member states. Earlier this year, the Commission published a reflection paper "Towards an ever more sustainable Union by 2030," to which the conclusions are a response.