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#IPU – Record number of new cases of persecuted parliamentarians in the world

#IPU – Record number of new cases of persecuted parliamentarians in the world

| October 18, 2019

At the 141st IPU Assembly in Belgrade, Serbia, IPU member parliaments condemned human rights violations against a record number of new cases of abused MPs. The IPU Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians, the only international body with an exclusive remit to support MPs in danger, examined the cases of 305 parliamentarians in 10 […]

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EU and #SustainableDevelopmentGoals – Delivering on the #2030Agenda

EU and #SustainableDevelopmentGoals – Delivering on the #2030Agenda

| September 26, 2019

First Vice President Frans Timmermans (pictured) on Tuesday (24 September) addressed – on behalf of the European Union – the UN Summit on the Sustainable Development Goals, reaffirming the EU’s strong commitment on accomplishing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development towards a peaceful and prosperous world, with human well-being on a healthy planet at its […]

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Johnson: ‘Don’t expect #Brexit breakthrough in New York’

Johnson: ‘Don’t expect #Brexit breakthrough in New York’

| September 23, 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday (23 September) cautioned against the likelihood of making a Brexit breakthrough at talks on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, writes Kylie MacLellan of Reuters. Johnson, who has vowed to take Britain out of the European Union at the end of October with or […]

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#EU@UNGA74 – Working towards a more peaceful, secure and prosperous world

#EU@UNGA74 – Working towards a more peaceful, secure and prosperous world

| September 23, 2019

A high-level European Union delegation will be in New York for the Ministerial week of the 74th United Nations General Assembly this week. The EU representatives will host and participate in a large number of events and meetings with world leaders. The EU continues to be a leader in global cooperation: joining forces with partners […]

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France’s Macron says no formal mandate from G7 on #Iran

France’s Macron says no formal mandate from G7 on #Iran

| August 27, 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron (pictured) said he had not been given a formal mandate from G7 leaders to pass messages to Iran, but that he would continue to hold talks with Tehran in the coming weeks to defuse tensions, writes Michel Rose. “We had a discussion yesterday on Iran and that enabled us to establish […]

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Trump and Johnson discuss #Brexit and economic issues in call

Trump and Johnson discuss #Brexit and economic issues in call

| August 21, 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Donald Trump (pictured) discussed Brexit and a US-Britain free trade deal during a phone call on Monday (19 August) ahead of a Group of Seven summit in France this weekend, write Kylie MacLellan and David Alexander. “Great discussion with Prime Minister @BorisJohnson today. We talked about Brexit and […]

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