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Statement by High Representative/Vice President Mogherini and Commissioner Stylianides on #WorldHumanitarianDay2019

Statement by High Representative/Vice President Mogherini and Commissioner Stylianides on #WorldHumanitarianDay2019

| August 20, 2019

On this year’s World Humanitarian Day, (19 August) the European Union paid tribute to the commitment of those who risk their lives to deliver humanitarian aid worldwide, as the risk humanitarian workers face continues to increase. The unequivocal respect of international law, the safety and security of humanitarian workers and their unfettered access to those in […]

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10 December: #HumanRightsDay

10 December: #HumanRightsDay

| December 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

10 December is the internationally recognized Human Rights Day. For European citizens, these rights are stated in the European Convention on Human Rights. Among other basic rights, everyone is entitled to the right to life, the right to liberty and security, and the right to respect for private and family life. The Convention also outlaws […]

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Declaration by High Representative Federica Mogherini on behalf of the European Union on #HumanRightsDay, 10 December 2016

Declaration by High Representative Federica Mogherini on behalf of the European Union on #HumanRightsDay, 10 December 2016

| December 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

On 10 December, the European Union and its member states celebrate Human Rights Day. As inequality and violations of human rights pose increasing challenges across the world, and conflict continues in countries such as Syria, it is all the more important that we redouble our efforts to defend the rights of all people. This is […]

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Europe’s support for humanitarian action

Europe’s support for humanitarian action

Every year on 19 August, World Humanitarian Day is observed in memory of the victims of the attack on the United Nations’ headquarters in Baghdad (Iraq) in 2003 which caused the death of 22 people including the UN Special Representative in Iraq Sergio Vieira de Mello. The European Union – the Commission and member states […]

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World Humanitarian Day: Honouring those who help others

World Humanitarian Day: Honouring those who help others

Little attention is paid to volunteers, but their tireless and sometimes dangerous work helps to make a difference to the millions of victims of natural and man-made disasters. Every year World Humanitarian Day is held on 19 August to honour the people who dedicate their lives to making a difference. Read on to find out […]

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