The Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia is a recognition to a man of courage and to a generation of Africans working for change and reconciliation. His leadership in establishing a dialogue between Ethiopia and Eritrea is giving hope not only to two countries, but to the whole region and to an entire continent. He has shown that while the path to reconciliation can be long and difficult, peace is always possible, even after decades of conflict.
Each year 12 million girls under 18 are married; 130 million girls worldwide are still out of school; and approximately 15 million adolescent girls aged 15-19 have experienced forced sexual activity. The EU is committed to continue its full support to see progress and not regress, for girls and women to achieve gender equality.
The European Union Delegation to Papua New Guinea has launched a forest monitoring report at the inaugural 2019 Forestry Summit in Port Moresby on October 9. Titled, 'Forest and Land Use Change in Papua New Guinea, 2000 – 2015' the report details the changes as assessed from 2000 – 2015 of the current status and trend of forest and land use change for sustainable management and development of relevant sectors using the Open Foris Collect Earth approach through point sampling under the auspices of the EU funded National Forestry Inventory (NFI) Project.