21 March 1960… in Sharpeville, South Africa police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration against the apartheid 'pass laws.' This day was recognized to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 21/03/2019
"There is a ‘European way’ towards peace and security, which is identical to the ‘UN way’ towards peace and security. It is a path built on mediation and peacekeeping operations, on sustainable development and the protection of human rights, on humanitarian aid and on building and respecting
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 14/03/2019
"The situation of women has been better during the conflict than before, despite the war… during the peaceful protests in 2011, the voice of women became equal to that of men and the revolution was an opportunity to demand more rights for women", says Ghaliya Al Rahal, a Syrian women'
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 13/03/2019
The EU High Representative Federica Mogherini has welcomed Malaysia’s accession to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court which she says "confirms its commitment to strengthen the rule of law, human rights, and accountability domestically and internationally." Last year
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 05/03/2019
Randy Steidl was sentenced to death in Illinois in the 1980s. He spent 12 years on death row for a crime he did not commit. In 2003, the Governor of Illinois commuted all death sentences into life sentences, and only after that, Randy managed to prove his innocence and to be released. As a free man,
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 28/02/2019
From 25 February to 22 March 2019 the 40th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC40) will take place in Geneva. The EU stands united as a staunch supporter of the UN Human Rights system and will continue to actively uphold, defend and promote its values throughout 2019 as a priority of our
Author: Press and information team of the Delegation to the UN in Geneva - Publication date: 22/02/2019
The Good Human Rights Stories Initiative was officially launched in Geneva on 13 February, in the presence of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, EU Special Representative for Human Rights Stavros Lambrinidis, and President of the Human Rights Council Coly Seck.
Author: Press and information team of the Delegation to the UN in Geneva - Publication date: 20/02/2019
On International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, and UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, renewed the commitment of the EU and the UN to work together to end the recruitment and use of children in conflict
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 12/02/2019
“One day they come and get you in groups. I was the oldest one. I remember it as if it were yesterday. There were at least six persons on me, because I was imploring, I didn’t want to. I was convinced that I would die. I was 9 years old…”, one victim relates. The pain… the horror… more than 200
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 06/02/2019