Catherine Geslain-Lanéelle – the candidate supported by the EU, for the position of Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, is no stranger to the many and complex challenges facing the next Director-General.
On Tuesday 15 May, the Delegation of the European Union to the OECD and the UNESCO together with the European Commission Representation in France celebrated Europe Day at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris within the framework of the European Year of Cultural Heritage Paris.
Rainbow: a wonderful reflection of diverse colours that come together in harmony… a symbol projected on the buildings of the EU institutions to mark International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, reflecting the EU's support and commitment to combat all forms of discrimination and hate crime, on the grounds of sexual orientation, and to continue to actively promote and protect the human rights of LGBTI persons.
The European Union and its Member States continue to be the world's leading provider of Official Development Assistance (ODA) with an overall amount of €75.7 billion in 2017, confirm the newly released figures by the OECD-DAC.
Access to safe drinking water is a fundamental right but is still a challenge in many parts of the world. On World Water Day, the European Union reaffirms that all States are expected to fulfil their obligations regarding access to safe drinking water, which must be available, accessible, safe, acceptable, and affordable for all without discrimination, and recalls that the right to safe drinking water is a human right essential for the full enjoyment of life and all human rights.