The Council today adopted conclusions on democracy. The conclusions underline that in today's world, democracy is being challenged and called into question. While democracy remains strong in many countries, in others there is a growing trend towards authoritarianism. The Council notes that the
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 14/10/2019
The Council today adopted conclusions welcoming the publication of the first joint synthesis report of the EU and its member states on ''Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals across the world'' as an important contribution to EU reporting at the High Level Political Forum
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 08/07/2019
The Council today adopted a set of conclusions concerning the implementation by the EU of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, which was established in 2015 and comprises a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Given the horizontal nature of the 2030 Agenda, its
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 09/04/2019
The Council today adopted conclusions on EU priorities in UN human rights fora in 2019. It reaffirms the EU's commitment to promoting and protecting human rights, democracy and the rule of law, which also play a key role in ensuring peace and sustainable security.
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 18/02/2019
The Council adopted conclusions on women, peace and security (WPS). The Council recalls the commitments of the European Union and its member states to the full implementation of the WPS agenda, which consists of UN security council resolution 1325 and its follow-up resolutions, ensuring that it is
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 10/12/2018
The Council adopted conclusions on the situation in Myanmar/Burma. The Council expresses deep concern over the findings of the independent international fact-finding mission (FFM) of the UN Human Rights Council which conclude that gross human rights violations were committed in Kachin, Rakhine and
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 10/12/2018
The goal of the EU gender action plan is to strengthen gender equality and women's empowerment in EU external action. The Council recognises the progress made globally towards achieving gender equality, while also acknowledging the remaining challenges.
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 26/11/2018
On 19 November 2019, the Council adopted conclusions on water diplomacy. The Council recalls that water is a prerequisite for human survival and dignity and a fundamental basis for the resilience of both societies and the environment. Water is vital for human nutrition and health, and essential for
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 19/11/2018