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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today handed over a consignment of seeds and fertilizer to The Gambian government for onward distribution amongst 12,000 severely food insecure farmers.

Mother Earth is clearly urging a call to action. Australian fires, heat records, oceans filling with plastic and the worst locust invasion in Kenya, as well as a record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season. Now we face COVID -19, a worldwide health pandemic link to the health of our ecosystem.

Today we welcome the entry into force of the new Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters negotiated by all thirty-three countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. At a time when multilateralism is subject to criticism and where the ghosts of nationalism raise their heads again, it is a hopeful sign that thirty-three countries are federating in the name of protecting the environment and its defenders.

“Mujeres líderes contra el crimen: desafíos y soluciones en un mundo de pandemia”, ha evidenciado la necesidad de crear redes de mujeres que estén al frente de las instituciones que luchan contra el crimen organizado.

La République du Tchad vient de perdre en Idriss Déby Itno une figure politique historique dont les efforts en faveur de la sécurité régionale, en particulier la lutte contre le terrorisme, ont été durables et solides.

  1. At the invitation of the League of Arab States, the Sixth Meeting of the Libya Quartet was held on 20 April 2021 between the League of Arab States (LAS), the United Nations (UN), the African Union (AU) and the European Union (EU).

20/04/2021 – HRVP Blog – Tensions are rising fast in and around Ukraine. At the Foreign Affairs Council, we have sent a clear signal of our collective support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in front of Russia’s military deployment and its continued negative actions and provocations.

Statement delivered by H.E. Ambassador Marjolijn van Deelen, Special Envoy for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation


Mr Chairperson,

I have asked to take the floor on behalf of the European Union (EU).

Today, Vice Admiral José M. Núñez Torrente was appointed Operation Commander of EU NAVFOR Operation Atalanta, starting on 21 April 2021. He takes command from Rear Admiral Eugenio Díaz del Río Jáudenes. Vice Admiral Jose M. Nunez Torrente is currently serving as Commander of the Spanish High Readiness Maritime Forces.

La cuarta edición del Foro de la Paz de París (PPF), del que la Comisión Europea es socio estratégico, celebrará su cuarta edición a finales de este año, del 11 al 13 de noviembre de 2021.