On the occasion of the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, we underline the central value of cultural diversity for the European Union. Europe is unthinkable without its cultural richness, and our societies are all the more vibrant because of it. The European Union is
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 20/05/2021
On World Water Day 2021, we celebrate all of the different ways in which water benefits our lives. We resolve to value water properly and safeguard it effectively for everyone. This year’s theme focuses on the ‘value of water’. We should not forget that access to drinking water and sanitation are
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 22/03/2021
No woman or girl should suffer from violence. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a severe violation of human rights and an act of violence against women and girls. It is estimated that more than 200 million women and girls worldwide have suffered from FGM. In Europe, at least 600,000 women and girls
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 05/02/2021
The upsurge in violence in North West Nigeria is alarming. The abduction of hundreds of children in Katsina State by Boko Haram is a despicable act of violence and cowardice. Children should never be targets and schools should never be transformed into battle fields. The EU calls for the immediate
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 16/12/2020
The Ministerial Meeting between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the European Union (EU), opened by H.E. the President of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, represented by Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Geoffrey Onyeama, took place on 18 November 2020 in virtual format in
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 18/11/2020
Today on the World and European Day Against the Death Penalty, the European Union and the Council of Europe reaffirm their opposition to the use of capital punishment in all circumstances and call for the universal abolition of the death penalty.
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 09/10/2020
This year, World Refugee Day comes at a time when the world is facing a global pandemic that has already cost the lives of thousands of people and is affecting the livelihood of millions more. The struggle is even harder for refugees, internally displaced persons, migrants and stateless persons.
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 19/06/2020