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On December 9, the European Union and the United States held human rights consultations in Brussels.  The European Union and the United States reaffirmed their strong commitment to the democratic principles and human rights as laid down in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  They underlined the need for the transatlantic partnership to cooperate in addressing challenges to human rights around the world, and to effectively promote and protect human rights, democracy and the rule of law.

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Merci beaucoup Monsieur le Ministre, cher ami Jean-Yves [Le Drian, ministre des Affaires étrangères Français]. Je suis vraiment ravi d’avoir échangé avec vous des réflexions sur la situation internationale et sur les problèmes qui touchent la France, ce grand pays européen, et l’Union européenne. 

Les mesures convenues en format « Normandie » et l'engagement renouvelé des parties au Sommet de Paris hier sont des étapes importantes. Leur mise en œuvre rapide et approfondie est essentielle et aurait un impact positif direct sur la vie des habitants de l'est de l'Ukraine des deux côtés de la ligne de contact.

The 17th EU-Kyrgyzstan Cooperation Council reviewed developments in the bilateral relations and discussed the EU's Central Asia Strategy.

The Council today adopted conclusions which set priorities and guidelines for EU cooperation in the field of countering hybrid threats and enhancing resilience to these threats, building on the progress made in recent years.

The Council today adopted a set of conclusions on the implementation by the EU of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They are considered essential for ending poverty and ensuring a peaceful, healthy and secure life for current and future generations.

On 10 December 2019 in Brussels, the European Union and Ukraine discussed the consequences of the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol. It was the seventh such meeting.

The EU and Ukraine gave updates on their respective policies towards Crimea and Sevastopol, including restrictive measures. Issues discussed also included security and the human rights situation on the peninsula. Cooperation in international fora and questions of international law were also addressed by the participants.

71 years later, the full implementation of the Declaration is still far from becoming a reality. Now, it is time for the youngest generations to pick up the baton.

Ove godine obeležavamo 10. godišnjicu Povelje o osnovnim pravima i 30. godišnjicu Konvencije UN o pravima deteta. Ipak, ova prava i dalje se osporavaju širom sveta. Posebno su deca i mladi i dalje glavne žrtve kršenja ljudskih prava. Prisiljeni su da traže utočište, regrutuju ih za vojnike, prisiljavaju ih na dečiji rad ili ih razdvajaju od porodice protiv svoje volje.