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 EU’s security and defence cooperation with Asian partners was in the spotlight as HRVP Federica Mogherini travelled to Singapore for the Shangri-La Dialogue on June 1st. During her whirlwind day here, she spoke at the Dialogue, met with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, held several bilateral meetings and did an exclusive In Conversation with Channel NewsAsia covering a broad range of EU foreign policy issues.
Nearly 400 guests joined Romanian director Tedy Necula, Singapore's Senior Minister of State for Defence & Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Maliki Osman, EU Ambassador to Singapore Barbara Plinkert for the opening night of the European Union Film Festival (EUFF) on 10 May 2019.
Europe Day 2019 celebrations in Singapore were held at the Asian Civilisations Museum – a museum that celebrates through its excellently curated collection the many connected strands of our rich and diverse cultures.
With European prosperity and Asian peace and security closely connected, the European Union has decided to strengthen its security cooperation in and with Asia. This is also in line with the steps taken by the EU in the past years to strengthen its role as a global security provider.
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.
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.