On 10 December, we celebrate Human Rights Day. This day deserves our attention as it marks the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Today it is more important than ever to recall that human rights are universal and indivisible, and that our efforts to defend them can never
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 09/12/2020
The EU has been battling for the implementation and respect for human rights, and the global abolition of death penalty remains a prominent priority. We celebrate the European and World Day against Death Penalty by reaffirming our strong stand against capital punishment.
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 10/10/2020
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen today mapped out in her first annual State of the Union address, a path for the European Union to overcome the fragility laid bare by the coronavirus crisis and build a union of vitality.
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 16/09/2020
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.
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 09/12/2018
On the International Day for the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we celebrate the contributions of indigenous peoples to the diversity and richness of civilizations and cultures and indeed to our common heritage. It is also a day where we take stock of the many achievements in the recognition and
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 08/08/2018
On the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the European Union reaffirms once again its strongest commitment to prevent, condemn and eradicate all forms of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. Despite the absolute prohibition of
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 25/06/2018