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 Second Lima International Student Think Tank takes place within the XXX Annual Seminar of the Consortium of Economic and Social Research (CIES for its acronym in Spanish), the most prestigious academic annual gathering in Peru, attended by government senior officials, academics, international cooperation, the private sector and the general public. This Student Think Tank will take place between November 4th and 7th and it is organized by CIES, with financial support from the European Union.
The EU High Representative and the Foreign Ministers of Portugal and Uruguay, in representation of the International Contact Group (ICG), met today in New York with the Foreign Ministers of Canada, Peru and Chile, in representation of the Lima group, to discuss the situation in Venezuela. This is part of the ICG’s decision to intensify diplomatic engagement with relevant players in the international community.
On 13 May 2019, the Council adopted the EU annual report on human rights and democracy in the world for 2018.
The report noted that in 2018 the EU remained at the forefront of the protection and promotion of human rights in a rapidly changing geopolitical landscape. The EU engaged in activities across the globe in line with the objectives set out in the EU action plan on human rights and democracy (2015-2019). The Council recognised that in a volatile and unpredictable world, the Action Plan has been instrumental in taking forward the human rights agenda.
On the occasion of the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, we pay tribute to the essential role of cultural diversity in Europe and around the world for fostering dialogue, respect, and contributing to sustainable development and growth. Europe is a continent of cultural diversity. Our societies, institutions and laws are the outcome of centuries of exchanges of ideas, values, traditions and memories.
Lima, 13 de mayo de 2019.- Con la participación de destacadas personalidades del ámbito político, económico, social, académico y cultural, la Unión Europea en el Perú celebró el “Día de Europa”, con un cóctel en las instalaciones del Museo de Arte de Lima y que contó con la presencia de más de 500 invitados.
On the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, the European Union reiterates its unswerving commitment to promoting and protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons.