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As an emerging economy, Malaysia is an important partner for the EU. Malaysia is the EU's second largest trade partner in the South East Asia region, whilst the EU is Malaysia's third largest trading partner and accounts for Malaysia'a total external trade.
On the 15th anniversary of the bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad, the European Union pays tribute to the commitment of aid workers who risk their lives to deliver humanitarian aid worldwide. The unequivocal respect of international law, the safety and security of humanitarian workers and their unfettered access to those in need are a major concern for the European Union.
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 EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce & Industry (EUMCCI) launched Europa Awards for Sustainability in 2017 with the aim to promote business excellence in Malaysia in line with the sustainable development principles so dear to the European Union. This year, EUMCCI will be organising the second edition of Europa Awards for Sustainability with a new award category, “Best Sustainable Palm Oil Leader”, in addition to the seven award categories introduced last year.
Conflict diamonds have played a major role in funding some of the most devastating civil wars in Africa. The Kimberley Process is a coalition of governments, civil society and the diamond industry which is helping to eliminate the trade in so-called conflict diamonds.
The Sustainability Impact Assessment (SIA) in support of free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations between the European Union and Malaysia seeks to assess how trade and trade-related provisions in the proposed FTA could potentially impact economic, social, human rights and environmental elements in each trading partner and in other relevant countries.
The Draft Inception Report is now online.