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High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini has presented the third progress report on the implementation of the European Union Global Strategy, “The EU Global Strategy in Practice - Three years on, looking forward”, which will be discussed by the EU Foreign and Defence Ministers at the Foreign Affairs Council on 17 June 2019 in Luxembourg. The report looks at the progress achieved over the past three years, since the presentation of the Global Strategy in June 2016, in five priority areas - the security of the Union, state and social resilience to our east and south, an integrated approach to conflicts and crises, cooperative regional orders and global governance for the 21st century - and provides possible orientations for the way forward in the coming years.

The European Union, France, the World Bank, and the Palestinian Authority celebrated today the inauguration of Al-Fukhari (Sofa) sanitary landfill site near the city of Khan Younis. This strategic infrastructure project is the second largest landfill in the Gaza Strip.


احتفل الاتحاد الأوروبي وفرنسا والبنك الدولي والسلطة الفلسطينية اليوم بافتتاح مَكَّب نفايات الفُخاري (صوفا) القريب من خان يونس في قطاع غزة، حيث يُعتبر هذا المشروع ثاني أكبر مشاريع البُنية


Today, an estimated 152 million children are victims of child labour worldwide. These 152 million children are being denied their right to have access to education and to a safe living environment. On the occasion of the World Day against Child Labour on 12 June, the European Union, alongside its international partners, reiterates its strong commitment towards guaranteeing the fundamental human rights of every child, as defined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development target to end child labour in all its forms by 2025.


The European Union has made today a contribution of €15 million to the payment of May salaries and pensions of nearly 56,000 Palestinian civil servants and pensioners in the West Bank.

The European Union and the Palestinian Authority inaugurated a multipurpose building and public park in Daher al-Abed village in Jenin governorate. Daher al-Abed is located in Area C of the West Bank. The project amounted to €300,000 to support building the social infrastructure in the village.