"Central Asia is a region where there is a strong and increasing demand for new, diversified partnerships, and a region that is looking for more engagement with the European Union," said EU High Representative Federica Mogherini during the 14th EU-Central Asia Ministerial Meeting on 23 November. "The message we have shared today is that the EU is also interested in increasing this partnership. It is in our interest that Central Asia develops as a more resilient and more closely interconnected economic and political space, and this is something we are actively supporting," she said.
The EU today announced cooperation programmes that will promote sustainable development in Central Asia. This announcement comes as ministers from across Central Asia meet with senior EU officials at the EU-Central Asia Ministerial Meeting.
The global institution for expertise and experience in dialogue, capacity building and research to counter violent extremism, Hedayah, is looking for civil society initiatives on building journalism capacity to P/CVE in Central Asia, Turkey, MENA, South Caucasus & Western Balkan regions.
Today we stand united in our determination to protect and to promote the rights of all children everywhere. These rights are universal, indivisible and inalienable. Every single child has the right to grow up in a safe and nurturing environment – free from any form of violence, abuse, harassment or neglect. It is our collective task to do everything we can to ensure that these rights are respected and ensured for every child, everywhere.
At the international donors’ conference on nuclear remediation in London, the European Union has announced additional €10 million, in order to support its partners in Central Asia in dealing with toxic and radioactive waste in the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. This comes on top of the €16 million, which the EU had already contributed to this end.
Democracy cannot live without free, diverse and independent media. Journalists and media actors across the globe hold states, government officials, corporations and society at large accountable for their actions. But far too many among them face threats and attacks simply for carrying out their work, while the perpetrators of these attacks often act with total impunity.