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On 19 and 20 October 2015, the EU and ASEAN held a first policy dialogue on Human Rights as part of a one-week visit in Brussels of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), the ASEAN Commission on the promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC), the ASEAN Committee on Women (ACW), the ASEAN Committee on the Implementation of the ASEAN Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Migrant Workers (ACMW) and the ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC).

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Thank you, my friend, for being here. I invited President Abbas to join me for a meeting tonight, very shortly after our last meeting. We met less than a month ago in New York at the margins of the UN General Assembly, to discuss together the ways in which the European Union can contribute to de-escalation of the violence that we are seeing in this moment in the Middle East.

Leaders from EU Member States and the Western Balkans agreed on Sunday a 17-point plan to ease the ongoing refugee crisis in the region.

Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the Commission, today chaired a meeting of EU Development Ministers – joined by Environment Ministers - which looked at how to put in place the UN Sustainable Development Goals agreed recently in New York, as well as examining ways to further ease the current refugee crisis.

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You are invited to a press point by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ahead of their meeting, at the EEAS building, Rond-Point Schuman 9, Monday 26 October at 19h45, VIP press room.

 

Seventy years ago, representatives of 51 countries agreed the United Nations Charter which entered into force on 24 October 1945; today, 193 countries are members of the United Nations. We have succeeded to build a global community and indeed we need it.The challenges we face today are truly global in nature and an effective world governance has never been so crucial.

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Il y a soixante-dix ans, les représentants de 51 pays ont avalisé la Charte des Nations unies, qui est entrée en vigueur le 24 octobre 1945. Aujourd'hui, les Nations unies comptent 193 pays membres. Nous sommes parvenus à bâtir une communauté mondiale, dont nous avons d'ailleurs besoin. Les défis auxquels nous sommes aujourd'hui confrontés sont clairement de dimension mondiale et une gouvernance mondiale efficace n'a jamais été aussi cruciale.

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