Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law
Geneva, 21 November 2016
EU Intervention - Panel 3: Participation of youth in sustainable development and human rights protection in specific contexts
By the end of September 2016, the total number of Syrian refugees registered worldwide had grown to 4 795 648 - 33% of whom are of schooling age. To date, Turkey has registered over 2.7 million Syrian refugees; hosting more Syrian refugees than any other nation in the world. In Turkey, there are approximately 900 000 children between the ages of 5-17, who should be in school. People in Need (PIN) provides free school transportation for 714 Syrian refugee children in Turkey thanks to the support from European Union Humanitarian Aid. The assistance removes one of the main obstacles stopping Syrian children from going to school.
The Government of the Independent State of Samoa (hereinafter Samoa), represented by the Hon Mr Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, Prime Minister of Samoa, in his capacity as Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade and the European Union (EU) represented by the HE Mr Andrew Jacobs, Ambassador, Head of Delegation of the European Union to the Pacific, on behalf of High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, met in Apia on 4 October 2016, pursuant Article 8 of the Contonou Agreement. This was the first Enhanced Political Dialogue between the Independent State of Samoa and the European Union. Civil society and private sectors representatives attended the meeting.
An international panel of diplomats, department officials and climate experts will discuss the progress and challenges on global climate action, at a public event in Canberra tonight.
The European Union Delegation, the Canadian High Commission, the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco, and the PNG High Commission are partnering with the ANU's Climate Change Institute to discuss the next steps for implementing the Paris Agreement after the conclusion of the Climate Change Conference (COP22) in Marrakech.