Delegation of the European Union to Sri Lanka and Maldives

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Every minute, every day, nearly 31 people are forcibly displaced. Today, more than 68.5 million people have been forced to leave their homes due to conflicts and violence, persecution, natural disasters or the very real consequences of climate change –25.4 million of them are refugees.
United Nations Human Rights Council Geneva, 18 June- 6 July 2018 EU Statement- Item 2: Presentation of other High Commissioner / SG country report / oral update
On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, Federica Mogherini, High Representative/Vice-President, Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation
In 2017 every 2 seconds one person was forced to flee their home due to war, persecution or violence. With millions of people in need on a record high the European Union continues its work with partners around the world to address the humanitarian challenges and to provide long-term support. Last
Sixty-eight years ago today, French foreign minister Robert Schuman proposed a joint authority to oversee French and German production of coal and steel, launching an ambitious and remarkable project which has shaped the course of European history and redefined Europe's place in the world. This
This year we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome and the EU intends to mark this milestone. Over the last six decades, the EU has actively sought to not only bring peace and prosperity to Europe, but to use its influence for a more equal, democratic and stable world.
Europe Day 2018- video message by HRVP Federica Mogherini
Freedom of expression
Freedom of opinion and expression are fundamental rights of every human being
Changing Lives
These seven documentaries reflect the perseverance of communities in the North and the East of Sri Lankaand highlights how the European Union-funded Support to District Development Programme (EU-SDDP) has empowered individuals and assisted in improving the living standards of people.
In a more challenging global environment, the European Union needs to step up its actions to enhance its ability to prevent conflicts, build peace and strengthen international security. By proposing a new European Peace Facility (EPF) the European Union is taking another step towards cementing its
Questions & Answers: International Day for the elimination of violence against women
Sri Lanka has impressive socio-economic indicators at national level in comparison to many of its South Asian neighbours. However, at the same time, significant income, health and nutrition inequalities are evident, both between different geographic areas and across wealth groups.
On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.
This study is a collaboration between the EU Delegation and the International Water Management Institute.