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The European Union Delegation issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Zimbabwe. Today, 9 March 2016, marks the one year anniversary since the abduction of human rights defender and leader of Occupy Africa Unity Square, Itai Dzamara.The EU Delegation is deeply disappointed at the lack of progress in this case. The fate of Itai Dzamara remains unknown and those responsible for his abduction have yet to face justice.


Federica Mogherini discussed developments in Syria with members of the European Parliament, during today's plenary session in Strasbourg. She highlighted that, although the war is still on, the first cessation of hostilities in five years is taking place, and humanitarian aid is being delivered to tens of thousands inside the country. The truce and the humanitarian relief can facilitate UN-led intra-Syrian peace negotiations, which are due to resume in Geneva in the coming days.


"Today we celebrate women. We celebrate their role in society, at work, in our families and lives. We also remember their suffering, hardship and injustice, which for many is still a reality today." This was the first message in a joint statement issued today by Federica Mogherini together with other European Commissioners to mark the occasion of International Women's Day. The Commissioners stressed that "we must promote gender equality not just today, on International Women's Day, but every day."


Les femmes sont actives et réactives, elles s’investissent pour leur pays. Leurs efforts méritent d’être encouragés et promus.

Общество, в котором женщины пользуются теми же правами, что и мужчины, это не просто справедливое, но еще и безопасное и богатое общество. Если у женщин нет доступа к хорошему образованию или к работе, мы теряем их огромный потенциал, и это обедняет нас всех.

Earlier this week European Union representatives attended the ground-breaking ceremonies for two new 'County Service Centers' in Bomi and Rivercess Counties respectively, marking the EU's continued support for the decentralization process, which will bring government closer to the people and make the administration more accountable in delivering on its obligations to the public.

The attack committed today by a terrorist group in Ben Guerdane once again illustrates the seriousness of the threat faced by Tunisia.

The EU reiterates its solidarity with the Tunisian people and government, and expresses its sincere condolences to the families of the victims among the civilian population and the security forces.


L'attaque perpétrée aujourd'hui par un groupe terroriste à Ben Guerdane illustre une fois encore la gravité de la menace à laquelle la Tunisie fait face.

L'UE réitère sa solidarité avec le peuple et le Gouvernement tunisiens, et adresse ses sincères condoléances aux familles des victimes parmi la population civile et les forces de sécurité.