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On Thursday 24 June, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, will receive the Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, David Zalkaliani, Acting Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova, Aureliu Ciocoi, and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, in Brussels.

The EU Anti-Corruption Initiative (EUACI) is looking for the National Communication expert for High Anti-Corruption Court of Ukraine (HACC). The main objective of technical support to be provided to the HACC is to contribute to the effective communication of HACC. The assignment will contribute towards this end by ensuring that the HACC operates with a clearly defined communication strategy.

The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified human rights and democracy challenges in many parts of the world. That is why the EU has placed human rights front and centre of its foreign policy. This is one of the main features of the freshly adopted 2020 European Union Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the World. While the world is confronted with unique challenges, the EU maintains its leading role in supporting human rights, democracy and rule of law, within its borders and across the globe.

The Council today decided to renew sanctions introduced in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by the Russian Federation for a further year until 23 June 2022.

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Today we mark World Refugee Day, in the midst of a pandemic that has had a deleterious impact on public health, as well as on the economy. Refugees, internally displaced persons, migrants and stateless persons have felt this crisis most acutely and risk being left behind. This year, as we reflect on World Refugee Day, we must also recall that to win the battle against the pandemic, safe and effective vaccines should be accessible to all across the globe.

To commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, Josep Borrell, and Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten, call for an end to violence in conflict zones and in the private spheres.

No country, no region in the world has been spared from the impact of COVID-19. The virus is exacerbating existing inequalities and has a disproportionate effect on refugees, internally displaced persons, vulnerable migrants and stateless persons. We must all redouble our efforts. As vaccination campaigns are underway in the EU, the EU is working to ensure universal access to COVID-19 vaccines, in particular through the COVAX Facility.

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“I used to be very afraid when going to school and struggling to concentrate on my studies” says Chinsisi, a 14-year-old brave boy with albinism defying odds to remain in school and study. Object of myths fuelled by superstition, people with albinism like Chinsisi, face multiple forms of discrimination worldwide.

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