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On this day, 70 years ago, the Member States of the United Nations came together to adopt the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This step brought the world together after the greatest tragedy in human history. We have come a long way since then.

Former US President George H. W. Bush was one of the statesmen to have made the United States more than just an ally in the world: a point of reference, a friend.

He will be remembered for the key role he played in international affairs, helping to end the Cold War, reducing the nuclear threat in Europe, and contributing to forge a rules based system.

My thoughts are with his family, friends and the people of the United States.

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Regarded as one of the most successful peace projects in history, the EU is an instrumental part of modern international relations. As such, knowledge of the EU, its institutions and policies, can be an important component to any high school social studies lesson. As one of the U.S.'s main partners in trade, security and politics, the importance of the partnership cannot be understated. We offer a variety of educational resources for high school teachers, college professors, and students of all ages.

Today we stand united in our determination to protect and to promote the rights of all children everywhere. These rights are universal, indivisible and inalienable. Every single child has the right to grow up in a safe and nurturing environment – free from any form of violence, abuse, harassment or neglect. It is our collective task to do everything we can to ensure that these rights are respected and ensured for every child, everywhere.

Speech delivered by Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Věra Jourová on behalf of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission Federica Mogherini, during the European Parliament Debate on the extraterritorial effects of US sanctions on Iran for European companies

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