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 on 7 August to mitigate their impact on the interests of EU companies doing legitimate business in Iran.
Last month, at the European Parliament in Brussels, on behalf of High Representative Federica Mogherini, I had the privilege of meeting again with two brave Yazidi girls, Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar.
The Delegation of the European Union to the United States is pleased to announce that 5 cities from the United States have been selected to participate in a competitive European Union initiative, pairing cities in the United States with cities in the EU to facilitate cooperation on sustainable urban development.
On the occasion of the Day of International Criminal Justice the European Union reaffirms its commitment to the fight against impunity for the most serious crimes and violations of international humanitarian law.