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"Without global norms and the means to enforce them, peace and security, prosperity and democracy – our vital interests – are at risk. Guided by the values on which it is founded, the EU is committed to a global order based on international law, including the principles of the UN Charter, which ensure peace, human rights, sustainable development and lasting access to the global commons. This commitment translates into an aspiration to transform rather than simply preserve the existing system. The EU will strive for a strong UN as the bedrock of the multilateral rules-based order, and develop globally coordinated responses with international and regional organisations, states and non-state actors"
- EU Global Strategy for Foreign and Security Policy
The EU brings together representatives from youth organisations as well as young leaders to build bridges across cultures and borders. By building partnership and trust among young people from all continents, the EU empowers the youth to be both actor of and driver for social and political change. International Youth Day on August 12, celebrates the role of young women and men as essential partners in change, and provides an opportunity to raise awareness of challenges and problems facing the world’s youth.
There are an estimated 370 million indigenous people worldwide, living across 90 countries. They make up less than 5 per cent of the world's population, but account for 15 per cent of the poorest. Nevertheless, indigenous peoples contribute to the diversity and richness of civilizations and cultures and indeed to our common heritage. The EU, together with the rest of the world, celebrates this contribution on International Day for the World’s Indigenous Peoples.
More than 32,000 stranded and vulnerable migrants were supported to voluntarily return to their countries of origin and over 44,000 migrants have received assistance upon arrival since the start of the EU-IOM Joint Initiative. The Joint Initiative was vital for Pierre-Roland, Helène and Jean-Marc, and many others, to be reintegrated into their country.
Today, more than ever, the EU is increasing engagement to boost multilateralism and international cooperation. That is the message from the European Union's Foreign Ministers today as they adopted their priorities for the United Nations and the 73rd UN General Assembly (UNGA). Together the EU and the UN will continue to engage as a positive force for change, bringing unique added-value to European citizens.
The ongoing conflict in Yemen is significantly affecting Yemen’s economy and society, particularly youth and women, causing internal displacement of the population, severe economic decline, as well as extensive damage to infrastructure and assets across the country. To address these issues, the EU has just signed a new €10 million initiative, implemented by UNESCO: Cash for Work: Promoting Livelihood Opportunities for Urban Youth in Yemen.
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