On the occasion of the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, we pay tribute to the essential role of cultural diversity in Europe and around the world for fostering dialogue, respect, and contributing to sustainable development and growth. Europe is a continent of cultural diversity. Our societies, institutions and laws are the outcome of centuries of exchanges of ideas, values, traditions and memories.
On the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, the European Union reiterates its unswerving commitment to promoting and protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons.
On 13 May 2019, the Council adopted the EU annual report on human rights and democracy in the world for 2018.
The report noted that in 2018 the EU remained at the forefront of the protection and promotion of human rights in a rapidly changing geopolitical landscape. The EU engaged in activities across the globe in line with the objectives set out in the EU action plan on human rights and democracy (2015-2019). The Council recognised that in a volatile and unpredictable world, the Action Plan has been instrumental in taking forward the human rights agenda.
Welcome to all, also on behalf of my wife Annemieke, and my colleagues from the Member States. Different venue. As you have surely noticed, this is a beautiful location with the view of PoS, the Savannah and the hills beyond. Reason: Negotiations for taking up office in this beautiful building and hope to conclude a lease in the near future.
Remarks by the EU Ambassador, Aad BIESEBROEK, Regional Caribbean Workshop to Promote Universality and Implementation of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention and Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004)
Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago
Monday 29th April, 2019.
The Honourable Senator Christine Kangaloo, President of the Senate of Trinidad and Tobago