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39th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council Geneva, 10- 28 September 2018 EU Statement: Item 4- Human Rights situation that require the Council's attention
Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the latest developments regarding the planned demolition of Khan al-Ahmar
Languages: العربية At the start of the new academic year, a group of European diplomats visited two Palestinian schools near East Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank. The delegation included representatives of the European Union, EU Member States, Norway and Switzerland. The delegation was briefed
During the reporting period destruction and seizure of Palestinian property in the occupied West Bank including East Jerusalem continued. From January to June 2018 over 197 Palestinian owned structures were impacted by demolition, seizure, sealing off, or eviction, a 22% decline compared to the
In the first half of 2018 (January-June) advancement of housing units continued at a higher level than in the previous reporting period (July-December 2017). More than 6,000 housing units in the occupied West Bank including East Jerusalem were advanced in different stages of the planning and
In 2017 every 2 seconds one person was forced to flee their home due to war, persecution or violence. With millions of people in need on a record high the European Union continues its work with partners around the world to address the humanitarian challenges and to provide long-term support. Last
Europe Day 2018- video message by HRVP Federica Mogherini
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
Violence against women and girls still takes place every day, inside and outside the European Union. This violation of human rights is pervasive and has many different faces: it happens regardless of social background, whether at home, at work, at school, in the street, playing sports or online. It
International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists
November 2nd is International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists. Information comes to us at a price- journalists are persecuted, detained and even killed. An independent and free media are a basis of democracy. An attack on journalists is an attack on democracy. Any impunity for
In a more challenging global environment, the European Union needs to step up its actions to enhance its ability to prevent conflicts, build peace and strengthen international security. By proposing a new European Peace Facility (EPF) the European Union is taking another step towards cementing its
Questions & Answers: International Day for the elimination of violence against women
Editorial Sections: EEAS Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Israel Jordan Lebanon Palestine (*)- Occupied Palestinian Territory, West Bank and Gaza Strip Common Foreign & Security Policy (CFSP) Conflict Prevention, Peace building and Mediation Crisis Response 2018_03_20_ahlc_20_march_2018
In the second half of 2017 (July-December), close to 5,000 housing units in the West Bank including East Jerusalem were advanced in different stages in the planning and implementation process. Almost 2,600 housing units were promoted in the occupied West Bank and close to 2,300 housing units were
The European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) is a worldwide EU programme that is applied to the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) as part of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) that aims to enhance prosperity, stability and good governance in the countries neighbouring the
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The village of Nahalin welcomed over 70 volunteers who took part in an all-day olive picking event organized by the European Union and the Palestinian Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC). The activity marks the Palestinian national olive picking season as families and landowners harvest the