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139 Delegations represent the EU and its citizens around the globe, building networks and partnerships and promoting the values and interests of the EU. Since the Rome Treaties in 1957, the European Union has enjoyed six decades of unparalleled peace, prosperity and security. European countries living peacefully side-by-side has also contributed to a more peaceful world.
The European Union signed today EUR1.2 million contract with the African Union Commission on enhancing the work of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. The Contract is part of the wider EUR 10 million European Union support aimed at strengthening the African Human Rights System under the EU Pan-African Programme.
Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the Commission, today chaired a meeting of EU Development Ministers – joined by Environment Ministers - which looked at how to put in place the UN Sustainable Development Goals agreed recently in New York, as well as examining ways to further ease the current refugee crisis.