On Monday 18 May the EU took the decision to create a naval force to disrupt human smugglers in the Mediterranean which will form part of a wider approach to saving lives at sea. The joint meeting of Foreign and Defence Ministers also discussed common security and defence policy and set out ways to
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 19/05/2015
High Representative Federica Mogherini spoke to the UN Security Council in New York about the crisis of migrants in the Mediterranean on Monday 11th May. "We are here to share with you the urgent need to face the tragedies unfolding in the Mediterranean" she said. "We are here to act
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 12/05/2015
On 9th December Razan Zaitouneh, the prominent human rights defender and 2011 Sakharov Prize Laureate for Freedom of Thought was kidnapped along with three of her colleagues. One year on, as they remain without a trace, activists and politicians from around the world call for their release.
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 09/12/2014
25 November marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – this year it also kicks off a 16-day campaign against Gender-Based Violence, leading up to Human Rights day on 10 December. A worlwide appeal to "orange our neighbourhoods" will raise awareness and support
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 25/11/2014