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25 November marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, one of the most devastating human rights violations against women and girls around the world. Empowerment of women and girls requires vigorous efforts to bring significant changes in their lives. To this end the European Union and the United Nations have embarked on the Spotlight Initiative, a ray of light in this ongoing fight. On the International Day, the EU institutions are lit up in orange as part of the UNiTE campaign, to symbolize a brighter future without violence.
Malta - 06 October, 2017 - Today a number of EU projects are launched to support International Ocean governance. A special emphasis is put on the Pacific – European Union Marine Partnership (PEUMP) programme to be implemented in 15 Pacific ACP countries (worth € 45 million) including the contribution of the Swedish Government (€ 10 million).