10 August 2018, New York - Statement on behalf of the European Union at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly at the occasion of the approval of the appointment of Michelle Bachelet as High Commissioner for Human Rights
There are an estimated 370 million indigenous people worldwide, living across 90 countries. They make up less than 5 per cent of the world's population, but account for 15 per cent of the poorest. Nevertheless, indigenous peoples contribute to the diversity and richness of civilizations and cultures and indeed to our common heritage. The EU, together with the rest of the world, celebrates this contribution on International Day for the World’s Indigenous Peoples.
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.
As the first batch of re-imposed US sanctions on Iran takes effect, the EU’s updated Blocking Statute enters into force tomorrow to mitigate their impact on the interests of EU companies doing legitimate business in Iran.
Today, more than ever, the EU is increasing engagement to boost multilateralism and international cooperation. That is the message from the European Union's Foreign Ministers today as they adopted their priorities for the United Nations and the 73rd UN General Assembly (UNGA). Together the EU and the UN will continue to engage as a positive force for change, bringing unique added-value to European citizens.
Today marks the World Day against Trafficking in Persons. Behind each victim lie frightful suffering and experiences that must be appropriately addressed and prevented. Globally an estimated number of 2.45 million people, of which 1.2 million children, are trafficked every year. The EU takes the fight against trafficking in human beings very seriously.
24 July 2018, New York - Statement on behalf of the EU and its Member States by H.E. Ms. Joanne Adamson, Chargé d'Affaires a.i., Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations, at the Security Council Open Debate on The situation in The Middle East, including the Palestinian Question
23 July 2018, New York – European Union Opening Statement at the United Nations Open-ended Working Group on Ageing for the purpose of strengthening the protection of the human rights of older persons, 9th working session, 23 – 26 July 2018 on item 5: Measures to enhance the promotion and protection of the human rights of older persons
Statement on behalf of the European Union and its Member States Delivered by Mr. Gerton Van den Akker, Chief of Staff, Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations, at the Security Council Open Debate on “Children and armed conflict"