On this day, 70 years ago, the Member States of the United Nations came together to adopt the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This step brought the world together after the greatest tragedy in human history. We have come a long way since then.
Today we stand united in our determination to protect and to promote the rights of all children everywhere. These rights are universal, indivisible and inalienable. Every single child has the right to grow up in a safe and nurturing environment – free from any form of violence, abuse, harassment or neglect. It is our collective task to do everything we can to ensure that these rights are respected and ensured for every child, everywhere.
On October 19, Singapore and the European Union inked a landmark trade agreement in Brussels. The EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA) has been hailed as a pathfinder deal which signals our continued commitment to open trade.
Singapore's Ministry of Trade and Industry together with the European Union in Singapore and partners EuroCham, Singapore Business Federation and Enterprise Singapore jointly present the first outreach event to discuss various aspects of the EUSFTA on Friday, 16 November 2018. The event is being held at Grand Hyatt Singapore.
Ms Helena König, Deputy Director-General of DG TRADE, European Commission will deliver the opening remarks while Dr Koh Poh Koon, Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry will deliver the keynote address.
Democracy cannot live without free, diverse and independent media. Journalists and media actors across the globe hold states, government officials, corporations and society at large accountable for their actions. But far too many among them face threats and attacks simply for carrying out their work, while the perpetrators of these attacks often act with total impunity.
The European Union and Singapore have today signed three agreements, taking their political, trade, and investment relations to a new level. Together, they signify an important step towards increasing the EU's presence in a fast-growing, important region.