UNCTAD - 65th Session of the Trade and Development Board
Geneva, 4 to 12 June 2018
EU Statement - Agenda item - 2 a: New ways in which UN could address crisis of multilateralism and trade, its development machinery and what would be the contribution of UNCTAD
Mr President, Honourable Members of the European Parliament, The human rights situation in Sudan constitutes a continuing worry for the European Union. The shrinking space for civil society organisations and restrictions on freedom of expression and assembly remain among the main areas of our concern. I personally also raised these issues during my visit to Sudan last October.