Delegation of the European Union to Myanmar


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The European Union released a new call for proposals for strengthening indigenous provision of education in ethnic areas of Myanmar:

The global objective of this call for proposals is to contribute to a peaceful and inclusive society for sustainable development in Myanmar.

Statement by the Spokesperson on the conviction of Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo in Myanmar


The escalation of violence in Rakhine State must stop immediately.

The European Union released a new call for proposals under the Civil Society Organisations and Local Authorities (CSO-LA) Programme and the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR). The deadline for submission of concept notes is 4 March 2019.

The candidacy of Ms Catherine Geslain-Lanéelle for the post of Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation, was submitted in Rome on Monday 17 December 2018. The next Director General will be elected by the 194 Member States of the Organisation during its 41st Conference in June 2019. Ms Geslain-Lanéelle from France was identified as the EU candidate by the Council of the European Union on 15 October 2018.

On this day, 70 years ago, the Member States of the United Nations came together to adopt the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This step brought the world together after the greatest tragedy in human history. We have come a long way since then.

The 2018 European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) global call for proposals has been published. The deadline for the submission of concept notes is 21 December 2018 at 12:00 (Brussels time).

One out of three women worldwide experiences violence during her lifetime. This is a serious human rights violation which must stop.

Today we stand united in our determination to protect and to promote the rights of all children everywhere. These rights are universal, indivisible and inalienable. Every single child has the right to grow up in a safe and nurturing environment – free from any form of violence, abuse, harassment or neglect. It is our collective task to do everything we can to ensure that these rights are respected and ensured for every child, everywhere.