On the European and World Day against the Death Penalty, the Council of Europe and the European Union (EU) reiterate their strong opposition to capital punishment in all circumstances and for all cases. The death penalty is an affront to human dignity. It constitutes cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment and is contrary to the right to life. The death penalty has no established deterrent effect and it makes judicial errors irreversible.
The European Union Delegation to Trinidad and Tobago wishes to advise that the recruitment proceedure for the position of Accounts Clerk (Local Agent) for which a vcacany notice was posted in July 2018 as been completed.
The Delegation further takes this opportunity to thank the many candidates who applied.
On the International Day for the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we celebrate the contributions of indigenous peoples to the diversity and richness of civilizations and cultures and indeed to our common heritage. It is also a day where we take stock of the many achievements in the recognition and realisation of their rights and identify the actions that the world community still needs to take, so that human rights are universally applied without any discrimination.
The visit to Tobago is a continuation of efforts by the EU to deepen its partnership with Tobago, to understand the areas of greatest need on the island and to identify opportunities for future collaboration.
The EU Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the World 2017 has been adopted by the Foreign Affairs Council on 28 May 2018. This report provides an overview of EU activities to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the globe.
Ministers of Foreign Affairs from the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and from the European Union are in Brussels to discuss common priorities and challenges. "Building bridges and strengthening our partnership to face global challenges" is the theme of the meeting.