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Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace

Заявление Верховного Представителя ЕС Федерики Могерини по случаю Международного дня многосторонности и дипломатии во имя мира

4월 24일 첫 국제 다자주의 및 평화외교의 날을 기념해 유럽연합은 모두를 위한 평화와 안보, 인권 및 지속가능한 개발에 있어 유엔을 주축으로 하는 국제 협력과 규정 중심 질서에 대한 오랜 의지를 재확인하는 바입니다.

 

국제법과 국제 협력 및 파트너십 존중을 기본으로 하는 다자체계의 확립은 유럽연합 지역 및 세계 안보에 있어 가치 면에서나 실용주의적인 면에서나 중요합니다. 이러한 협력적인 접근방식은 우리 모두의 이익 달성에 있어 여전히 가장 효율적인 방식으로 기능하고 있습니다. 다자주의 틀 내에서 도출된 결정들이 보다 민주적이고, 포용적이며, 강력하고 지속가능하다는 것이 확인되었기 때문입니다.

 

전세계적으로 우리는 많은 기회와 도전과제에 직면하고 있습니다. 기술, 과학 및 연결성의 발전은 새로운 지평을 열어주는 동시에 식량 불안정, 기후 변화, 환경 악화, 복잡한 지역 갈등 확대로 이어지고 있습니다. 또한, 세계 도처에서 기본적 인권이 침해받고 있습니다. 이러한 전세계적인 문제들은 개별 국가 하나의 힘만으로는 해결할 수 없으며, 전세계가 함께 마련한 효과적인 해결책으로만 해결할 수 있습니다.

The European Union has launched a 30 million Euro sustainable energy investment fund for off-grid solution development in the country. The fund, Electrification Financing Initiative, (ElectriFI,) would be granted to Renewable Energy (RE) firms that meet some set criteria, including viability of ideas, with the ultimate aim of growing strategic moves to close Nigeria's energy gap.

Nigeria and INTERPOL on April 16 have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the implementation of the European Union-funded West African Police Information System (WAPIS) programme. The programme aims to increase the capacity of West African law enforcement authorities to combat transnational crime and terrorism through enhanced information management and sharing. INTERPOL is implementing the programme, for which the EU has provided €210 million.

The Council today adopted a set of conclusions concerning the implementation by the EU of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, which was established in 2015 and comprises a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Given the horizontal nature of the 2030 Agenda, its implementation requires a cross-policy approach by the EU and its member states. Earlier this year, the Commission published a reflection paper "Towards an ever more sustainable Union by 2030," to which the conclusions are a response.

The EU and the UNDP have embarked on the resuscitation of critical infrastructure in some Boko Haram affected areas of the North-East Nigeria. The EU through its Humanitarian Aid Operations has provided $1 million, while the UNPD has provided €400,000 for drilling of boreholes, building of clinics and drainages as well as setting up vocational training centres and supporting community school projects in the affected areas. According to a statement issued at the weekend by UNDP, the 20-month project has improved the effectiveness of the international crisis response.

As part of its contribution towards seeking palliative measures for victims of insurgency in Borno state in particular, the UNDP and EU have rolled out massive plans for persons in affected areas. Writes SADIQ ABUBAKAR for Blueprint Newspaper.

Head, European Union Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ambassador Ketil Karlsen, has warned that Nigeria remains a source, transit and destination point for sex trafficking, forced labour, trafficking in human organs, and related crimes.

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