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The world is a complex, rapidly changing and often dangerous place. The European Union believes that by working together through international cooperation, based on common rules and with effective global institutions such as the United Nations, enables the world to deal with complex issues such as
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 21/06/2019
The latest Global Trends Report by the UN Refugee Agency shows that 70.8 million people were forcibly displaced in 2018 due to conflicts, crises, persecution, natural disasters and the impact of climate change. In other words, in 2018 every minute 25 people were forced to flee. And every second
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 20/06/2019
Every year we celebrate World Oceans Day to remind everyone of the major role the oceans have in everyday life. In return we owe it to the ocean to take action to protect it as best we can. The EU plays an important part in ocean activism. Three years ago, together with the High Representative
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 08/06/2019
Joint efforts on defence at EU level over the past few years have achieved more than in the course of previous decades, EU High Representative Mogherini recently said. Taken one by one, sticks can be broken. But when the same sticks are grouped in a bundle, they are unbreakable. Aesop's fable
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 07/06/2019
Across the globe, cultural, traditional or religious values continue to be used to justify persecution, discrimination, bullying and ill-treatment against LGBTI persons. Even in countries with legal protection, stigmatisation due to homophobia, transphobia and biphobia remains high. It is our duty
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 17/05/2019
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
This year's theme for the World Press Freedom Day is “Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation”. The theme covers current challenges faced by media in elections, along with the media’s potential in supporting peace and reconciliation processes.
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 03/05/2019
To celebrate Europe Day 2019, New York City's iconic landmark, the Empire State Building, will be lit up in the European Union's flag colours, blue and yellow, for the eleventh time- this year on Thursday the 9th of May.
Author: Press and information team of the Delegation to the UN in New York - Publication date: 25/04/2019
“It is our collective responsibility to work towards a more peaceful, secure and prosperous world for present and future generations", EU High Representative Mogherini said marking the first International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace.
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 24/04/2019