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10 December marks Human Rights Day and this year it is devoted to the launch of a year-long campaign by the United Nations for the 50th anniversary of the two International Covenants on Human Rights: the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which were adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 16 December 1966.

Following the open call for expressions of interest for the list of external experts launched by the Delegation of the European Union to Albania on 08/08/2014

For nearly three weeks in late November/early December moviegoers in Ottawa had the opportunity to see European films from all 28 EU Member States, a line-up worthy of the festival's 30 anniversary milestone.

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Thank you. Let me start by apologising for the delay and thanking the Luxembourg Presidency for organising and hosting this informal meeting of development ministers that comes at a crucial time.

Description: The planned assistance would include: Strengthening of the human resources, working methods and systems of targeted Departments within the Ministry, its related Agencies, other subordinate bodies and linkages with Oblast and Rayon Administrations; Development of multi-annual financial management and budgetary control both national and regional level; Support new procedures, regulations and legal acts in line with sector strategic priorities.

 

The Baku Court of Appeal decided today to transfer human rights defender Dr Leyla Yunus to house arrest on medical grounds. This is a welcome and positive humanitarian gesture which follows a similar decision on 12 November with regard to Dr Yunus' husband, Mr Arif Yunus. The European Union hopes further steps will follow. We are ready to further deepen and broaden our relations with Azerbaijan.

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