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Each year 12 million girls under 18 are married; 130 million girls worldwide are still out of school; and approximately 15 million adolescent girls aged 15-19 have experienced forced sexual activity. The EU is committed to continue its full support to see progress and not regress, for girls and women to achieve gender equality.
EU High Representative Federica Mogherini met with the Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat, the Commissioner for Social Affairs of the African Union Commission Amira El Fadil, UNHCR High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi and IOM Director General António Vitorino in the margins of the 74th United Nations General Assembly.
On 23 September, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini chaired the 4th ministerial meeting of the International Contact Group (ICG) on Venezuela in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly. She announced that, together with UNHCR and IOM, the EU will co-host an International Solidarity Conference on Venezuelan refugee and migrant crisis in Brussels on 28-29 October 2019.