This year we mark Human Rights Day while the whole world is tackling an unprecedented challenge: the COVID-19 pandemic. Far from being outdated, the fundamental rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights signed in 1948 are more relevant than ever: the universality and
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 10/12/2020
The European Union (EU) has provided EUR 300,000 as a top-up to the EUR 3.5 million-project Enhanced Biosecurity in South-East Asia (BIOSEC) to address additional needs identified in surge capacity since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. BIOSEC will deliver this additional work package primarily
Author: Press and information team of the Delegation to PHILIPPINES - Publication date: 27/11/2020
No country in the world is on track to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls, despite significant progress in advancing women’s and girls’ rights over the years. Moreover, the health and socio-economic consequences of the COVID-19 crisis are disproportionately affecting women and
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 25/11/2020
16/11/2020 – HR/VP Blog – Last Friday, I participated in the third edition of the Paris Peace Forum, devoted to the response to the pandemic crisis and the principles that should govern the post-Covid international order.
Author: Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the European Commission - Publication date: 15/11/2020
13/11/2020 – HR/VP blog – With the BioNTech vaccine announcement, we are beginning to see light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel. However, with progress comes the risk of “vaccine nationalism”. From the start, we, as EU, have clearly chosen a multilateral approach. This needs also to become the
Author: Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the European Commission - Publication date: 13/11/2020
The EU has been battling for the implementation and respect for human rights, and the global abolition of death penalty remains a prominent priority. We celebrate the European and World Day against Death Penalty by reaffirming our strong stand against capital punishment.
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 10/10/2020