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On Thursday, 21 March 2019, the European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao, in collaboration with Business Environment Council, hosted the first European Union Plastic Waste Reduction Workshop. The workshop brought together leading experts from Europe and Hong Kong to enhance cooperation and seek solutions to the problem of plastic waste.
The candidacy of Ms Catherine Geslain-Lanéelle for the post of Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation, was submitted in Rome on Monday 17 December 2018. The next Director General will be elected by the 194 Member States of the Organisation during its 41st Conference in June 2019. Ms Geslain-Lanéelle from France was identified as the EU candidate by the Council of the European Union on 15 October 2018.