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The flatlands of Nepal are geographically remote, isolated from markets and subject to climatic extremes – making agriculture a hazardous, though vital livelihood. In Rupandehi, Nawalparasi, Surkhet and Rukum Districts, poor access to improved agricultural technologies and markets makes it difficult for farmers to earn a living, and many do not have enough nutritious food to eat. Food insecurity in these areas has a disproportionate impact on women and children. Malnutrition restricts children's cognitive and development potential, with long-term - often irreversible - social consequences.

Mme Federica Mogherini, haute représentante de l'Union pour les affaires étrangères et la politique de sécurité/vice-présidente de la Commission, et M. Johannes Hahn, commissaire chargé de la politique européenne de voisinage et des négociations d'élargissement, ont fait ce jour la déclaration suivante:

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Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission, and Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, issued the following statement today:

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"This was the first time for me to chair the FAC council in the format of Development Council.  The EU is a key player in development. Development is a key instrument in prevention of crisis and conflict.  It is also a promoter of human rights and democracy and a tool to support post conflict reconstruction. The upcoming report by EU coordinator and Commissioner for Humanitarian aid Stylianides on Ebola has been discussed by Ministers today and will be transmitted to the European Council.

"This was the first time for me to chair the FAC council in the format of Development Council.  The EU is a key player in development. Development is a key instrument in prevention of crisis and conflict.  It is also a promoter of human rights and democracy and a tool to support post conflict reconstruction. The upcoming report by EU coordinator and Commissioner for Humanitarian aid Stylianides on Ebola has been discussed by Ministers today and will be transmitted to the European Council.

On 11 December 2014, the European Union and Armenia held the sixth round of human rights dialogue in Brussels.

The Armenian delegation was headed by Garen Nazarian, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, and included among other officials, the Deputy Minister of Justice Mr. Arman Tatoyan.

The EU Delegation was headed by Mr. Silvio Gonzato, Director, EEAS, Human Rights and Democracy, European External Action Service and Mrs. Elisabeth Tison, Head of Division.

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HR/VP Federica Mogherini's agenda this week included visits to Turkey and Lebanon, being sworn in at the European Court of Justice, and chairing Foreign Affairs Council on Development.

La sixième réunion du dialogue sur les droits de l'homme entre l'Union européenne et l'Arménie s'est tenue à Bruxelles le 11 décembre 2014.

La délégation arménienne était dirigée par M. Karen Nazarian,  ministre adjoint des affaires étrangères et comptait dans ses rangs M. Arman Tatoyan, ministre adjoint de la justice.

La délégation de l'UE était dirigée par M. Silvio Gonzato,  directeur chargé des droits de l’homme et de la démocratie au sein du Service européen pour l'action extérieure et par Mme Elisabeth Tison, chef de division.

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A meeting of EU Ministers for development cooperation within the Foreign Affairs Council took place today in Brussels, chaired by High Representative / Vice President Federica Mogherini and with the participation of European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica.

On 11 December 2014, the European Union and Armenia held the sixth round of human rights dialogue in Brussels.

The Armenian delegation was headed by Garen Nazarian, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, and included among other officials, the Deputy Minister of Justice Mr. Arman Tatoyan.

The EU Delegation was headed by Mr. Silvio Gonzato, Director, EEAS, Human Rights and Democracy, European External Action Service and Mrs. Elisabeth Tison, Head of Division.

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