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With EU support, Oxfam conducted a research study aiming at understanding the impact of the series of crises on the livelihoods and wellbeing of queer individuals in Lebanon, mapping available and needed services and resources, and generating recommendations to guide and support future efforts targeting the LGBTQI community in Lebanon. The findings of this research showed that members of the community have limited access to safe spaces, are facing a housing crisis, are in dire need of basic assistance, and are facing worsening mental health and psychological wellbeing.

The EU is presenting for the first time its initiative for broad reform of the World Customs Organization (WCO), the global forum that shapes international standards and common action in the field of customs. The modernisation initiative would help strengthen the WCO's position as a key multilateral institution and help it address developments in today's ever-changing international trade environment more effectively, while supporting the green and digital transitions. The EU initiative will be presented to all WCO Members at the WCO Council session which starts today.

Chairperson,

The European Union and its Member States thank the Special Rapporteur for her report. It highlights the interesting and useful perspective of education also as a cultural right and it reminds us how cultural diversity can be an asset in education systems.

Samedi 19 Juin 2021, le Ministre de la Santé de la République de Guinée, le médecin-général M. Rémi Lamah, a annoncé la fin de l'épidémie d'Ebola, en présence des autorités locales et des partenaires techniques et financiers.

 

The reports on the bombing of a market place in the village of Edaga Selus near Togoga in the Dogua Tembien District of the Tigray Region on 22 June are extremely worrying. This is yet another attack adding up to the horrific series of International Humanitarian Law and human rights violations, atrocities, ethnic violence, combined with serious allegations of use of starvation and sexual violence as weapons of  conflict.

Le mercredi 23 juin 2021 a eu lieu, à Tunis, le 2e Dialogue de l’UE avec le secteur privé sous le thème "L’internationalisation et l’accès aux marchés internationaux de la PME en Tunisie : défis et opportunités à l’ère du post-COVID-19 », dans le cadre de l’action « Du point de vue de l’entreprise : série de dialogues UE-Secteur privé"

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Good morning dear Ministers [Vice-Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Georgia, David Zalkaliani; acting Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova, Aureliu Ciocoi; and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba], dear friends, it is a pleasure to welcome you to Brussels this morning.

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