Biodiversity is the root of all life, both on land and below water. It has an impact on human health, providing the air that we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, natural disease resistance, medicines, as well as climate change mitigation. The emergence of COVID-19 has proved that when we destroy biodiversity, we destroy the system that supports human life. Nature is sending us a message. Aptly, this year’s theme for World Environment Day is biodiversity – a concern that is both urgent and existential. Protecting nature and reversing degradation to ecosystems is at the heart of the EU Green Deal and is the rationale for the new EU biodiversity strategy for 2030.
In a more challenging global environment, the European Union needs to step up its actions to enhance its ability to preserve peace, prevent conflicts, and strengthen international security. By proposing a new European Peace Facility (EPF) the European Union is taking on more responsibility as a global security provider.
The European Peace Facility is a proposed off-budget fund for the duration of the next Multiannual Financial Framework, designed to prevent conflicts, preserve peace and strengthen international security around the world, for the benefit of our citizens and our partners and their populations.
The coronavirus pandemic affects everyone and every aspect of our lives. But not uniformly. It increases existing inequalities around the world. Those already in vulnerable situations are hit harder, including women and girls.
La Iniciativa Spotlight en México, programa de Naciones Unidas y la Unión Europea con el Gobierno de México para la prevención y eliminación del feminicidio, lanza el video #NoEstásSola, enfocado en la prevención de la violencia contra la
Las Embajadas abajo firmantes, e integrantes de la Mesa de cooperación internacional para la igualdad de género en México (MCIG), y la Entidad de las Naciones Unidas para la igualdad de género y el empoderamiento de las mujeres y niñas, ONU Mujeres, ven con preocupación el incremento de la violencia contra las mujeres y las niñas en México por el impacto de COVID-19.