Statement on behalf of the European Union by Mr. Michel Servoz, European Commission Director-General, DG Employment, social affairs and inclusion, at the Tenth Conference of the State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).
On Tuesday 13 June the World Vision launched its global campaign entitled "It takes the world to end violence against children".
The European Union was pleased to co-sponsor the launch together with the Permanent Mission of Colombia, Uruguay, the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children, the Partnership for Material Newborn and Child Health, and UNICEF.
The event brought together more than 80 participants, including Ambassadors and other representatives of the Permanent Missions in Geneva, United Nations agencies and NGOs.
On the margins of the 35th session of the Human Rights Council, the EU organized on 13 June 2017 - together with the Permanent Missions of Iceland and Canada in Geneva - a "Barbershop" conference to mobilise men and boys for gender equality and women's empowerment
On the occasion of the World Day Against Child Labour (12 June), Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Dimitris Avramopoulos, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship; Vera Jourova, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, and Marianne Thyssen, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility made the following statement: