All parties must now complete this electoral process in the calm and responsible spirit shown so far, while awaiting the announcement of the final results by the Constitutional Court. Any challenges to the results must be made peacefully and through the legal channels set up for addressing grievances.
On the International Day for the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we celebrate the contributions of indigenous peoples to the diversity and richness of civilizations and cultures and indeed to our common heritage. It is also a day where we take stock of the many achievements in the recognition and realisation of their rights and identify the actions that the world community still needs to take, so that human rights are universally applied without any discrimination.
On the occasion of the Day of International Criminal Justice the European Union reaffirms its commitment to the fight against impunity for the most serious crimes and violations of international humanitarian law.
As part of its External Investment Plan, the EU gave its green light to a package of financial guarantee programmes worth around €800 million on 10 July. This will help to leverage an estimated €8-9 billion in public and private investment in Africa and the Neighbourhood.
Déclaration locale conjointe de la Délégation de l'Union européenne, de l'Ambassade de la République fédérale d'Allemagne, de l’Ambassade de France, de l'Ambassade du Royaume-Uni, de l'Ambassade de Suède, de l'Ambassade du Danemark, de l'Ambassade du Royaume de Belgique, de l'Ambassade du Grand-Duché du Luxembourg, de l'Ambassade des Pays-Bas et de l'Ambassade du Royaume d'Espagne.
Every minute, every day, nearly 31 people are forcibly displaced. Today, more than 68.5 million people have been forced to leave their homes due to conflicts and violence, persecution, natural disasters or the very real consequences of climate change –25.4 million of them are refugees.