Delegation to Papua New Guinea
10/10/2016 - Joint Declaration by the European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, on behalf of the EU, and the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, on the European and World Day against the Death Penalty, 10 October 2016
Today, on the European and World Day against the Death Penalty, the Council of Europe and the European Union reaffirm their strong and unequivocal opposition to capital punishment in all circumstances and for all cases. The death penalty is incompatible with human dignity. It is inhuman and degrading treatment, does not have any proven significant deterrent effect, and allows judicial errors to become irreversible and fatal.
10/10/2016 - Toward a World United Against the Death Penalty
By Andrew Jacobs, Leonidas Tezapsidis, Ioannis Giogkarakis-Argyropoulos and Alexandre Leitao
H.E. Mr Andrew Jacobs is the EU Ambassador to the Pacific. H.E. Mr Leonidas Tezapsidis is the EU Ambassador to the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. H.E. Mr Ioannis Giogkarakis-Argyropoulos is the EU Ambassador to Papua New Guinea. H.E. Mr Alexandre Leitão is the EU Ambassador to Timor-Leste.
16/09/2016 - EU attends UN Summit on refugees and migrants and 71st United Nations General Assembly Ministerial week
A high level delegation of the European Union will travel to New York to participate in the UN Summit on refugees and migrants on 19 September, and take part in this year's UN General Assembly Ministerial week, taking place from 20 to 29 September.
Working together in Papua New Guinea
In Papua New Guinea, around half of primary school-aged children are out of school. A lack of qualified teachers and facilities continues to be a problem throughout the country; an issue that is especially acute in remote areas, where providing teachers is a big challenge. Where there are no teachers, schools simply close, leaving many children out of school.
18/10/16 - Managing migration effectively: Commission reports on progress in the implementation of the Partnership Framework with third countries
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 October 2016 The Commission presents today its first progress Report on implementing the Partnership Frameworks with third countries: the EU's new approach to more effectively managing migration jointly with countries of origin and transit is starting to yield results.
- 05/10/16 - Brussels Conference on Afghanistan: continued international support for Afghanistan's political and economic stability and development
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 5 October 2016 Today, 75 countries and 25 international organisations and agencies came together to commit their continued engagement and support for a brighter, more prosperous and peaceful future for the people of Afghanistan.
- 04/10/16 - Brussels Conference on Afghanistan: realising Afghanistan's economic potential and reinforcing the role of women
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 4 October 2016 Day One of the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan, co-hosted by the European Union and the Government of Afghanistan, kicked off today with an event on regional economic cooperation and another on women empowerment in Afghanistan.
- 04/10/16 - EU strengthens trade rules against goods used for capital punishment and torture
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 4 October 2016 Today, the European Union has taken an important step towards the further strengthening of the trade rules applicable to goods that could be used for capital punishment or torture.
- 04/10/16 - Strengthening trade rules against goods used for capital punishment and torture
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 4 October 2016 Strengthening trade rules against goods used for capital punishment and torture Introduction The EU is firmly committed to the absolute prohibition of capital punishment, torture or other cruel inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.