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Fourth High Level Political Dialogue meeting in Brussels


Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace

Ten years ago, in December 2008 a piracy crisis off the coast of Somalia was close to its height. There were frequent attacks on container ships and boats carrying food aid for the country. The EU took its responsibility. For the first time in history an EU naval mission was deployed to protect vital shipping lanes and importantly the delivery of aid. Since then, humanitarian deliveries have reached the intended ports and security of commercial sea lanes drastically improved.


“There are many actors of positive change in Kenya. Right now the LGBT people who are pushing in a court case are at the forefront of it… making it public in a society that is very conservative… they're pushing for a reform that is needed and necessary for any human being so they are heroes in Kenya”, said Wanuri Kahiu, director of the film "Rafiki". Wanuri participated in a panel organised by the EEAS on LGBTI people and the SDGs during the European Development Days (5-6 June).


The European Union and Papua New Guinea held their third High Level Political Dialogue


The Report 'Investing in Sustainable Development: The European Union's Contribution' assesses the progress made by the EU and its Member States in the implementation of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda.

The fifth African Union - European Union (AU-EU) summit will take place on 29-30 November 2017 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. 2017 is a defining year for EU-Africa relations, as it has been ten years since the adoption of the joint Africa-EU Strategy.