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Today Chad is in mourning. The triple attack which killed 27 people and injured 80 in the Lake Chad area is a threat to the stability of the country and the region.

The European Union extends its condolences to the families of the victims as well as to the people and the Chadian authorities.

The EU remains mobilised against this terrorist threat alongside Chad and the countries of the region. 


I am particularly happy to be here with you, and I am glad for this opportunity to meet once again with representatives of civil society organisations. Whenever I travel abroad – both inside the European Union and beyond our borders – I always give a high priority to meetings with the civil society.

High Representative Federica Mogherini today gave strong messages of support to Non-Governmental Organisations working in the field of Human Rights, telling the 17th EU-NGO Forum on Human Rights that "civil society has a crucial role to play in our foreign policy. It is not only a key player, but also a main driver for change in all societies, in terms of democracy, good governance, resilience, cohesion, promotion of fundamental human rights."

Aplicar nuevas tecnologías para ayudar a los niños y a sus familias a recuperarse de la violencia ha sido un reto gratificante. Estamos aumentando la sustentabilidad de JUCONI y también aprendiendo mucho, lo que nos deja en buen camino para el futuro.
Alison Lane

The European Union (EU) deployed an Election Follow-up Mission (EFM) to Honduras from 22 November 2015 to 17 December 2015.

"The PPAP aims at improving the livelihoods of smallholder cocoa and coffee producers through the improvement of performance and sustainability of value chains. The EU grant will enable up-scaling of the cocoa component of the project and allow for 8 000 new cocoa farming households in East New Britain Province and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville to benefit from PPAP from 2015-2017."

John Moxon, Project Co-ordinator, World Bank.

Le 17e forum UE-ONG sur les droits de l’homme a eu lieu à Bruxelles les 3 et 4 décembre, rassemblant des centaines d’organisations de la société civile venues du monde entier ainsi que des représentants de mécanismes internationaux et régionaux de protection des droits de l’homme et des institutions et des États membres de l’Union européenne. Ce forum est une initiative commune du Service européen pour l’action extérieure, de la Commission européenne et du Réseau des droits de l’homme et de la démocratie (Human Rights & Democracy Network) ([1]).