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“The history of humankind is a history of migration. For thousands of years people have migrated from one place to another, for a variety of reasons, and continue to do so: Today, there are 258 million international migrants worldwide.
On International Migrants Day, the European Union reaffirms its enduring commitment to protect migrants' human rights, to prevent perilous irregular journeys and ensure opportunities for legal and safe pathways instead.
The 10th Political Dialogue meeting at ministerial level between the European Union and the Republic of Cabo Verde in the framework of the EU-Cabo Verde Special Partnership was held in Praia on 17 December 2018, under the co-chairing of His Excellency, Luís Felipe Tavares, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Communities of the Republic of Cabo Verde, and His Excellency Dr Hubert Fuchs, State Secretary of Finance of the Republic of Austria on behalf of Her Excellency Ms Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.
Migration is a global challenge that requires a global response. On the occasion of the International Migrants Day, with over 258 million migrants worldwide, the European Union confirms its commitment to contribute to managing migration in a humane way. Through its partnership approach the EU works with countries of origin, transit and destination as well as international organisations to save lives, assist migrants and refugees, ensure the respect of their human rights as well as fight smugglers and traffickers.
The candidacy of Ms Catherine Geslain-Lanéelle for the post of Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation, was submitted in Rome on Monday 17 December 2018. The next Director General will be elected by the 194 Member States of the Organisation during its 41st Conference in June 2019. Ms Geslain-Lanéelle from France was identified as the EU candidate by the Council of the European Union on 15 October 2018.