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Gui Minhai, a Swedish national, has today been sentenced by a Chinese court to ten years' imprisonment.

There are serious questions to be answered about this case. His rights, including inter alia to consular access and due process, have not been respected.

The European Union has raised Gui Minhai’s case with the Chinese authorities on numerous occasions, both in private and publicly, including at the highest level, and will continue to do so.

Protecting the planet and people: Voices from Women Environmental Human Rights Defenders

Side event followed by a Reception

On Thursday 27 February, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, will travel to Ethiopia to attend the 10th meeting of the African Union- European Union Commission to Commission. His visit will continue with bilateral discussions with Ethiopian authorities on Friday, 28 February. He will then travel to Sudan, on Saturday, 29 February and Sunday, 1st March.

The past decade has witnessed continuous challenges in advancing gender equality, protecting and fulfilling women's rights and ending discrimination on any ground, including on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity. Often, in the name of religion or belief, women and LGBTI persons experience violations of their rights. In some countries, the constitutional framework that provides for a state religion creates tension with and may even obstruct the advancement of gender equality.

1-2020 Call for Contributions for the European Union CSDP Mission in in Mali (EUCAP Sahel Mali) – Mobile Unit for the Center of Mali - Deadline for applications: Monday, 16 March 2020 at 17:00 hours (Brussels time) - Late applications will not be accepted.

El Premio de periodismo Lorenzo Natali fue creado en 1992 para reconocer y celebrar la excelencia en la información sobre temas relacionados con el desarrollo. Creado por el departamento de Desarrollo y Cooperación Internacional, recibe el nombre de Lorenzo Natali en honor a uno de los primeros precursores de la política de desarrollo europea.

Appel à propositions - Autorités locales : Partenariats pour des villes durables 2020 , dans le cadre du programme thématique "Organisations de la société civile et autorités locales (OSC-AL)".