The EU adopted a Joint Communication on the EU Strategy for cooperation in the Indo-Pacific. The Joint Communication contains concrete actions to reinforce the strategic engagement with the region, as tasked by the Council on 19 April 2021.
PROGRAM Welcome remarks by the Co-chairs Sophie Wilmès, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Affairs and Foreign Trade, Belgium Janez Lenarčič, European Union Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, EU Panel I on the impact of conflict and COVID-19 on
VIRTUAL Side Event at the United Nations General Assembly International Humanitarian Law- Enhancing Monitoring, Improving Compliance Co-chaired by the European Union, France and Germany 22 September 2021 13:30 EST
"We will look back on this momentous year and discuss how to take Europe forward," President von der Leyen said on Twitter of the 2021 address. "Shape our common future. Build the Europe we want to live in."
The disruption caused by the onset of the Covid-19 global pandemic was an unforeseen stumbling block for developments made towards greater gender equality, professional economic parity, inclusion and transformation, the eradication of gender-based violence (GBV) and femicide, as well as the economic