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A Delegation from the European Union (EU) led by the Acting Head of Delegation of the European Union for the Pacific, Mr Corrado Pampaloni attended the 49th session of the Committee of Representatives of Governments and Administrations (CRGA) and the 11th Conference of the Pacific Community held in Noumea, New Caledonia last week.
At a time when human rights are challenged on a daily basis with many attempts to undermine the universality and indivisibility of human rights, the EU has remained at the forefront of the protection and promotion of human rights and democracy, be it in international forums, bilaterally with governments or through concrete support to the civil society.
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.