Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines


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Ambassadors Franz Jessen (European Union), Jozsef Bencze (Hungary), Saskia de Lang (Netherlands), Harald Fries (Sweden), Charges de Affaires, a.i.

ILO - 108th Session of the International Labour Conference
Geneva, 10 June – 21 June 2019
EU Statement - Committee on Application of Standards: Republic of the Philippines, Convention, 87

Joint Statement by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, and UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten, on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict


The third progress report on the implementation of the European Union Global Strategy, “The EU Global Strategy in Practice - Three years on, looking forward” 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.

Statement by the Spokesperson on the occasion of the International Albinism Awareness Day, 13 June


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.


• Have you ever wondered how big the Universe is? How many stars are out there?
• Is there life on other planets?
• Did the Universe have a beginning or has it always existed?
• If the Universe is infinitely big and the Earth infinitely small, are mankind and life on Earth significant?