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Notice: To the attention of the candidates who applied for the traineeship vacancy between 18th January 2019 and 5th February 2019 only: Due to technical issues resulting in the loss of your application for the traineeship vacancy at the EU Delegation to Yemen, you are kindly invited to forward your initial application at the e-mail address: by 31st March 2019. Please mention in the subject of your e-mail: Funded Traineeship – Initial application - PPI Section. Any other application will not be considered.

The fundamental human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation apply to every human being and are fully recognised and backed by the EU in its diplomatic efforts and development policy.


This morning, Venezuelan security forces have detained Mr. Roberto Marrero Head of Cabinet of the President of the National Assembly, and forcefully entered into the home of Mr. Sergio Vergara, member of the National Assembly for the State of Táchira, disregarding his parliamentary immunity. 
The European Union urges Mr. Marrero to be released immediately and unconditionally, and holds the relevant authorities responsible for his safety and integrity. 

This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the entry into force of the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). The Convention has proven to be an effective tool, by holding Governments accountable to their citizens and on the international stage. Based on the Convention, many countries have enacted national laws and policies for the prevention and eradication of racial discrimination. This is also the case for us: the European Union and the Member States have robust legislation and policies in place.