On 20 November, the EU and Cuba held their second dialogue on advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Organised by videoconference, this dialogue, established under the EU-Cuba Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement (PDCA), took stock of the progress that Cuba and the EU have made and challenges they face in pursuing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The European Union is stepping up its efforts to implement the UN arms embargo on Libya, thereby contributing to the peace process in the country, through the launch of a Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) military operation in the Mediterranean. These efforts resulted in the launch of the Operation EUNAVFOR MED IRINI (Irini is the Greek word for “peace”) with the main task to implement the UN arms embargo on Libya through the use of aerial, satellite and maritime assets.
On 2 December 2004, 9 years after the war ended, the European Union (EU) launched the military Operation ALTHEA in BiH. This followed the decision by NATO to hand over its own peacekeeping mission that had maintained security in the region since the war ended. The EU deployed a robust military force (EUFOR) to ensure continued compliance with the Dayton/Paris Agreement and to contribute to a Safe And Secure Environment (SASE) in BiH.
The European Union Advisory Mission in Iraq (EUAM Iraq) was launched in October 2017 in response to a request by the Iraqi government. The request from the Iraqi government came out after the defeat of Da’esh in 2015 (the Islamic State) and the need to achieve lasting peace, stability and security in Iraq, Syria and the wider region. The EU reaffirmed its commitment to supporting Iraq and mobilised political, security and development resources to the region.
At the request of the Central African Government request, the EU established on 9 December 2019 a civilian advisory mission to assist and support the authorities on a strategic level in the reform of the Central African civilian security sector. The core of the Mission’s mandate is to provide strategic advice to the Central African Ministry of Interior and Public Security and to the Internal Security Forces. The Mission supports the establishment of coherent and accountable security providers, under full national ownership.
The European Union launched EU NAVFOR Operation ATALANTA, a naval operation in the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea in 2008, to protect humanitarian aid vessels and other vulnerable shipping, and the European Union Military Training Mission in Somalia (EUTM Somalia) was launched in 2010 to support the Somali army.
25 ნოემბერს ევროკომისიამ და ევროკავშირის საგარეო საქმეთა და უსაფრთოხების პოლიტიკის უმაღლესმა წარმომადგენელმა გააკეთეს განცხადება ახალი გენდერული სამოქმედო გეგმა (GAP) III-ის შესახებ, რომლის მიზანია გენდერული თანასწორობისა და ქალების გაძლიერების ხელშეწყობა ევროკავშირის წევრ და პარტნიორ სახელმწიფოებში.