34th Session of the Human Rights Council
Geneva, 27 February – 24 March 2017
EU Statement - Item 3: Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development
On behalf of the European Union I am honoured to participate in the thirteenth trade policy review of Japan and would like to welcome Japan's Delegation, led by Mr Uyama (Deputy-Director General, Economic Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and the Discussant, H.E. Mr Braithwaite (UK), for his introductory words. Japan is an important strategic and economic partner of the European Union and a key player in the global trading system. We highly value the good cooperation between the EU and Japan.
Today, on International Women's Day, the European Commission is publishing a call for proposals on "Women & Sustainable Energy" making €20 million available for grants to implement activities promoting women's entrepreneurship in the sustainable energy sector in developing countries.
La haute représentante Federica Mogherini informe aujourd’hui les dirigeants de l’Union européenne sur l’évolution de trois grands dossiers dans lesquels elle joue un rôle de premier plan en faisant avancer l’agenda de l’UE.
The European Union has partnered with the EBRD since 2012 in implementation of the Advice for Small Business Programme in Egypt. This programme has become a true success – demand for the business development services offered by the Programme is at a constant increase thanks to the high quality of the services provided and in addition due to the vast numbers of small businesses in Egypt.