On the 19th of August, we celebrate those who dedicate their time, effort and skills to others. Humanitarian workers may not be Olympic athletes, but on their working marathons, they often put their lives at stake to protect others. They thrive not to achieve the best time, but the most effective
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 19/08/2021
What started as a symbolic gesture in a few countries, with a few volunteers, has now become a global movement, involving hundreds of people and collecting tons of waste on beaches, rivers and lakes across the world, reaching more than 80 countries in the 2019 edition. On the 18th of August, we
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 17/08/2021
On the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we celebrate the resilience and resourcefulness of indigenous peoples around the world. This year, we join the United Nations in the call for a new social contract, where no one is left behind.
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 08/08/2021
The text of the following statement was released by the Governments and Members of the Friends of the Mekong Group on the occasion of the 2021 Friends of the Mekong Ministerial Meeting. Begin Text: The Heads of Delegation of the Friends of the Mekong (the Friends) met virtually on August 5, 2021.
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 05/08/2021
EU and Member States provide new children's storybooks to libraries in Lao PDR The EU Delegation to Lao PDR and ten EU Member States are launching a joint cultural initiative with the aim to share their traditional children's books with Lao children as part of the joint cultural project.
Author: Press and information team of the Delegation to LAOS - Publication date: 03/08/2021
On the Day of International Criminal Justice, the European Union reaffirms its commitment to protect the judicial independence of the International Criminal Court and the integrity of the Rome Statute, while standing firm against any attempt to discredit the Court and obstruct its work
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 16/07/2021
World Youth Skills Day 2021 will again take place in a challenging context due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. UNESCO estimates that schools were either fully or partially closed for more than 30 weeks between March 2020 and May 2021 in half the countries of the world. In late June, 19 countries
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 15/07/2021
Global efforts to tackle the pandemic continue, as the world population continues to rise with unequal access to healthcare. On World Population Day, let’s raise awareness of the importance of sexual and reproductive health and rights around the world and how we protect and empower present and
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 11/07/2021
EU Council has adopted the EU annual report on human rights and democracy in the world for 2020. This report provides a snapshot of the EU’s engagement and actions to promote and protect human rights across the globe in 2020. The report is thematic and includes country-specific examples of EU
Author: Press and information team of the Delegation to LAOS - Publication date: 28/06/2021