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Each year 12 million girls under 18 are married; 130 million girls worldwide are still out of school; and approximately 15 million adolescent girls aged 15-19 have experienced forced sexual activity. The EU is committed to continue its full support to see progress and not regress, for girls and
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 11/10/2019
Violence against women and girls is a real scourge affecting the latter all across the world every day. As many as 1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence at some point in their lives. To contribute in addressing this global challenge, the EU and UN have launched the
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 27/09/2019
Two important summits took place in the margins of UNGA this week- The UN Climate Action Summit and the UN Summit on Sustainable Development Goals- where the EU expressed its strong commitment on accomplishing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development towards a peaceful and prosperous world, with
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 25/09/2019
Every year in September, the world leaders gather in New York to take part in the General Debate that marks the opening of the latest session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) during a week traditionally filled with high level events, summits, and intense diplomatic activities.
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 20/09/2019
In the countdown to the Climate Action Summit by the United Nations, the EU reaffirms its commitment to accelerated climate ambition. "The European Union has a powerful story to tell at the UN Climate Summit later this month. We are a global climate leader and our climate action is an
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 11/09/2019
Recognising the importance of the United Nations at the core of effective multilateralism, the EU and its member states will focus on three mutually reinforcing priorities at the 74th session of the General Assembly of the UN: 1. Conflict prevention, peace and security, 2. A common positive agenda,
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 18/07/2019
From 24 June to 12 July 2019 the EU will participate actively in the 41st session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC41) taking place in Geneva, underlining that the protection and promotion of human rights is and will remain the central policy of the EU's external action.
Author: Press and information team of the Delegation to the UN in Geneva - Publication date: 21/06/2019