The European Union would like to thank Ms. Callamard for her report to the Council.
The EU remains strongly committed to the protection and promotion of human rights, including the right to life. The EU would thus like to reaffirm its strong support for the important mandate of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions. The mandate is, regrettably, as needed as ever.
The EU-funded Border Management Programme in Central Asia (BOMCA) hosted on 9 July 2020 the online webinar in Turkmenistan to share EU best practices in providing a coordinated response to the coronavirus pandemic in the strategically important area of border management.
The Ambassadorial Anti-Corruption Group* is deeply concerned about the slowdown in Afghanistan’s anti-corruption efforts, as documented by the recently published UNAMA annual anti-corruption report. Addressing widespread corruption is crucial for sustainable peace and prosperity in Afghanistan. The upcoming peace talks require all parties to demonstrate their commitment to integrity, accountability and the rule of law by concrete actions rather than polarization through mutual accusations of corrupt practices.