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The Summit of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has agreed on Sudan as its new Chair and a new Executive Secretary, former Foreign Minister of Ethiopia, Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu. 

At a moment of profound change in the region, the IGAD is more than ever key to enhancing regional stability and economic development in the Horn of Africa. National challenges can be better tackled if the region works together. A resilient region will benefit more from partners' support.

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This year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child - the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history that has helped transform children's lives around the world for the better.

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

Statement by the Spokesperson on the South Sudan peace negotiations

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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.

On the occasion of the World Day Against Child Labour (12 June), Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Dimitris Avramopoulos, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship; Vera Jourova, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, and Marianne Thyssen, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility made the following statement:

The European Union and the African Union reaffirm their strong commitment to full implementation of the Paris agreement, and call on all partners to keep up the momentum created in 2015.

Statement by the Spokesperson concerning the Joint Declaration of the AU, IGAD and UN on South Sudan of 29 January 2017

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