On Monday, 5th of December, the 16th Eastern Partnership (EaP) Platform 1 meeting took place in Brussels in order to discuss the EU's engagement with the EaP partners on the issues related to Democracy, Good Governance and Stability.
The event brought together over 200 representatives of the civil society organisations from the six Eastern Partnership countries and the EU, representatives of EaP governments, EU Member States, and EU Institutions
To mark the occasion of the Human Rights Day on 10 December, the EU Delegation to the UN in Geneva on 7 December invited students from Geneva-based schools, the Institut Florimont, the German School of Geneva and the British School in Geneva to an event entitled "Let's talk about Human Rights!"
La Unión Europea participó en la inauguración del Simposio Científico Internacional organizado por el Consejo Internacional para la Rehabilitación de Víctimas de la Tortura (IRCT) y el centro de rehabilitación mexicano Colectivo Contra la Tortura y la Impunidad (CCTI) del 5 al 7 diciembre de 2016 en la Ciudad de México.
The EU Delegation to the UN in Geneva hosted yesterday a high-level panel debate on "Education in Emergencies". The panel featured Christos Stylianides, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, as well as the Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Elhadj As Sy and Andreas Kamm, Secretary-General of the Danish Refugee Council. Ambassador Rosemary McCarney of the Permanent Mission of Canada to the UN in Geneva also took part in the panel discussion.
The European Union participated in the inauguration of the International Scientific Symposium organized by the International Council for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture (IRCT) and the Mexican Rehabilitation Centre Collective against Torture and Impunity (CCTI) from 5 to 7 December 2016 in Mexico City.
The 13th conference of the parties of the UN convention on biodiversity (COP 13) took place in Cancun and brought together the international community, including the EU, to discuss, review and negotiate agreements and commitments on the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in particular in agriculture, fisheries, forestry and tourism.