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.
The European Union Delegation issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Mozambique:
The European Union Delegation congratulate President Filipe Nyusi and Coordinator of the Renamo Political Commission Ossufo Momade on their agreement on military issues, showing their will to make tangible progress.
This is an important step towards reinforced mutual trust between the two parties and the pursuit of an effective peace process.
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.
The European Union (EU) funds operations outside its borders (known as 'external actions') in response to international challenges and crises and in order to project its values, reduce poverty and contribute to peace and prosperity in the world.
Effective communication concerning these operations helps raise awareness of the external policies and actions of the Union in its role as a global player, and provides accountability and transparency on the use of EU funds to taxpayers and the citizens of partner countries.
The European Union and its Member States have progressively put in place a comprehensive external migration
policy and strengthened the work along the Central Mediterranean route. Saving and protecting the lives of
migrants and refugees, breaking the business model of smugglers and traffickers and providing legal pathways,
while addressing the root causes of migration, are at the very heart of the EU's policy.
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.