Delegation of the European Union to South Africa


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On 18 July every year people throughout the world celebrate Nelson Mandela Day, a global call to action that is premised on the notion that every individual has the power to transform the world, the ability to make an impact.

Mandela Day 2019

The European Union Delegation team spent their 67 minutes painting and refurbishing the Eersterust Secondary School library, in Pretoria.

The best way to reflect on the legacy of Nelson Mandela is to personify the hope for humanity he embodied.

As we mark the International Criminal Justice Day, the European Union reaffirms its longstanding support towards the international criminal justice system and in particular its unwavering commitment to the International Criminal Court (ICC), as part of the EU's wider commitment to a rules-based international order.

The Council today adopted conclusions on the EU's priorities at the 74th UN General Assembly(September 2019 – September 2020). These conclusions complements the Council conclusions on strengthening multilateralism which were adopted on 17 June 2019.

The Council today adopted conclusions welcoming the publication of the first joint synthesis report of the EU and its member states on ''Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals across the world'' as an important contribution to EU reporting at the High Level Political Forum in 2019. The Council welcomes the collective contribution of the EU and its member states to the implementation of all Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across the world, leveraging all means of implementation, in support of the 2030 Agenda.

The European Union Reception on the occasion of recently elected President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) took place in Cape Town on 19/06/2019. The grand occasion, jointly hosted by the EU Delegation to South Africa and the German Embassy, was attended by senior government, business and civil society representatives as well as many good friends of the Europe