Dr. Joëlle Hivonnet, Minister Counsellor of the European Union to Korea, participated in the International Forum on Transforming Cities for Decent Work on 6 September and shared the EU external policies that integrated the Decent Work Agenda in the different external polices and actions for the EU employment, social policies, development cooperation, external assistance and external trade and investment.
The EU today added new entries to its target list of people and entities linked to the North Korean regime, as the international community ups the pressure in response to yet another missile launch today by Pyongyang, which EU High Representative Mogherini labelled an "outrageous provocation". The EU is also working on additional autonomous restrictive measures, with the aim of peaceful, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation."
The EU and the DPRK have very different views on issues that are of major concern to the international community, in particular on the DPRK's weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile-related programmes, human rights and regional relations.
Dr Joëlle Hivonnet, chargé d'affaires a.i. delivered the opening remarks at the 11th Seoul ODA International Conference, stressing that the European Union remains fully committed to implementing the 2030 Agenda at home and internationally and supports its partners’ efforts.