From 9 to 27 September 2019 the UN Human Rights Council (HRC42) took place in Geneva. " Today the number of people living in good human rights conditions is higher than ever in the history of humankind. However, in still too many parts of the world people are still victim of human rights
Author: Press and information team of the Delegation to the UN in Geneva - Publication date: 27/09/2019
You, me, anyone could be a victim of torture. Torture is a crime that takes place in different forms and in different settings. Whilst prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment is absolute in international law, it continues to be challenged all over the
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 17/09/2019
At a time when human rights are challenged on a daily basis with many attempts to undermine the universality and indivisibility of human rights, the EU has remained at the forefront of the protection and promotion of human rights and democracy, be it in international forums, bilaterally with
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 13/05/2019
34-year-old taxi driver Omar Musa, was amongst 40,000 Libyans who, together with his family, had to flee from the city of Tawergha after the 2011 revolution in Libya. People were living in dire conditions in camps spread across the country. Seven years later, Omar was finally able to return home.
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 04/04/2019
Water is not to be taken for granted. 2.1 billion people across the globe lack access to drinking water. On World Water Day, we remember how much access to sufficient, safe, drinkable, physically accessible and affordable water is a precondition for a decent life. The fundamental human rights to
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 22/03/2019
"There is a ‘European way’ towards peace and security, which is identical to the ‘UN way’ towards peace and security. It is a path built on mediation and peacekeeping operations, on sustainable development and the protection of human rights, on humanitarian aid and on building and respecting
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 14/03/2019
From 25 February to 22 March 2019 the 40th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC40) will take place in Geneva. The EU stands united as a staunch supporter of the UN Human Rights system and will continue to actively uphold, defend and promote its values throughout 2019 as a priority of our
Author: Press and information team of the Delegation to the UN in Geneva - Publication date: 22/02/2019
The Good Human Rights Stories Initiative was officially launched in Geneva on 13 February, in the presence of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, EU Special Representative for Human Rights Stavros Lambrinidis, and President of the Human Rights Council Coly Seck.
Author: Press and information team of the Delegation to the UN in Geneva - Publication date: 20/02/2019
Seventy years after the Universal Declaration on Human Rights was written, the European Union continues working to turn each and every word from that Declaration into practice. This is a collective effort of governments and the society as a whole.
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 10/12/2018