Delegation of the European Union to Sri Lanka and Maldives

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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.

The Delegation of the European Union issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission as well as the Ambassadors of Norway and Switzerland resident in Colombo.

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.

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The sudden deterioration of the situation in Sri Lanka over the weekend puts the country at risk of instability and unrest.

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The Delegation of the European Union issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission resident in Colombo.

Together with the call for proposals, today the Commission also published the Erasmus+ Programme Guide in all official EU languages, which provides applicants with details on all opportunities for students, staff, trainees, teachers and more available in Erasmus+ for 2019.

Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the occasion of the United Nations Day

Are you a young graduate interested in international relations? Are you curious to learn more about work in a diplomatic mission and how an EU Delegation represents EU interests and values in Sri Lanka and to the Maldives? - Deadline for applications is 31 October 2018, 17.00 hrs (Sri Lankan time)

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