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The European Development Partners and the Palestinian Authority marked yesterday the launch of the European Joint Strategy in support of Palestine ''2017-2020 – Towards a democratic and accountable Palestinian State''. The launching event was attended by the Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, the EU Representative Ralph Tarraf, European Heads of Mission, and representatives of Palestinian ministries and civil society organizations.
The sales are on and after a day's successful shopping spree you return home with bags full of bargains. Now what happens to the plastic bags and wrappers thoughtlessly tossed aside? Out in the ocean floating islands of plastic waste reach hundreds of miles, and plastic bags play heavily among them… Plastics are even reaching people's lungs and dinner tables, with micro-plastics in the air, water and food having an unknown impact on their health and playing havoc with marine life. Tackling the plastics problem is a must.
“We will keep mobilising all our means to protect all those that have been and continue to be exposed to this abhorrent human rights violation and stand by all those who very courageously engage against this crime through awareness raising, engagement in civil society organisations or support to victims.” On the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the EU reaffirms once again its strongest commitment to prevent, condemn and eradicate all forms of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.