The Government of Maldives and the Delegation of the European Union issue the following joint press release in agreement with the Ambassadors of France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, and the High Commissioner of the United Kingdom resident in Colombo, as well as the Ambassadors of Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania and Sweden resident in New Delhi.
Joint statement by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Virginia Gamba on the occasion of the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers
Every girl and woman has the right to live a life free of violence and pain. And yet, more than 200 million women and girls across the world have been forced to undergo the painful and traumatic practice of Female Genital Mutilation, including 500,000 living in Europe. Millions more girls are at risk of being cut: 68 million girls in 25 countries by 2030.
The Ministry of Environment of the Republic of the Maldives and the SWITCH-Asia Sustainable Consumption and Production Facility, supported by the Delegation of the European Union to Sri Lanka and the Maldives (EU), organised Multistakeholder Consultations on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) on 29 January 2019.
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.