This year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child - the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history that has helped transform children's lives around the world for the better.
The European Union (EU) is an economic and political partnership between 28 European countries. It plays
an important role in international affairs through diplomacy, trade, development aid and working with global
organisations. Abroad, the EU is represented through more than 140 diplomatic representations, known also
as EU Delegations, which have a similar function to those of an embassy. The EU Delegation to Namibia
ensures the representation of the European Union in Namibia.
The European Union Delegation to Namibia and stakeholders are proud to present the a series of European Films shown at the Ster Kinekor Maerua Mall on 28 October - 3 November 2019 and at Atlanta Cinema in Swakopmund on 4 - 9 November 2019. Entrance is absolutely FREE!
Freedom of expression, in all its forms, is the very essence of democracy. Only with a thriving, free and independent media landscape, we can hold governments, businesses and society at large accountable. And precisely for this fundamental right, far too often, journalists and media workers are attacked, persecuted, harassed, or intimidated for carrying out their work. Most journalists are not wounded in the heat of war coverage, but suffer violence in our immediate surroundings. In 2018 alone, 94 journalists and media staff were killed in work-related incidents as reported by the International Federation of Journalists. Hundreds more have been subjected to arbitrary arrest or detention without ever having been tried in a court.
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 irregular migration and forced displacement: these are the aims at the very heart of the EU's policy.
The European Union (EU) and the Council of Europe firmly oppose the death penalty at all times and in all circumstances. The death penalty is a cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment contrary to the right to life. The death penalty means revenge, not justice, and its abolition contributes to the enhancement of human dignity.