Delegation to Papua New Guinea
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.
12/09/2016 - European Union holds a Climate Diplomacy Week worldwide [322 KB]
Last December, 195 countries gathered in Paris to negotiate a new global climate agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The result – the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal which sets out a global action plan to put the world on track to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2oC. To further underline their determination countries also agreed to pursue efforts to limit temperature increase to 1,5oC. Now, ten months on from that historic outcome, the European Union (EU) remains proud of the ambitious Paris Agreement and Papua New Guinea should be too. For the vision of a global low emissions future to materialise, our attention needs to turn to putting our words into action.
09/09/2016 - EU Launches '2016-2020 Human Rights and Democracy Country Strategy' for Papua New Guinea [330 KB]
The European Union (EU) and two of its Member States, France and United Kingdom, have recently endorsed a five-year '2016-2020 Country Strategy on Human Rights and Democracy for Papua New Guinea'.
In announcing this strategy, the EU Delegation and its Member States, France and United Kingdom, issue the following joint statement: "Papua New Guinea society is going through a vibrant transformation and the human rights landscape is evolving, while adequate responses and implementation by Government agencies are still progressing. Against this background, the EU Delegation and EU Member States will explore opportunities to align with government efforts and support areas where meaningful impact can be achieved."
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.
- Press release European Commission Brussels, 22 September 2016 The European Commission has adopted the proposal to the Council on the signing of the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement (PDCA) with Cuba. The European Commission has adopted a proposal to the Council on the signing of the Political Dialogue and...
- 22/09/16 - EUTM RCA declared FOC on 20SEP16 [170 KB]
Press Release on the EUTM RCA Mission Commander declaring FOC on 20SEP16.
- 20/09/16 - Joint statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on air strikes against UN/Syrian Red Crescent humanitarian aid convoy in Syria
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 20 September 2016 The air strikes against the UN/Syrian Red Crescent humanitarian aid convoy near Aleppo are alarming violations of international humanitarian law. This attack risks setting an unacceptable precedent, jeopardising the safe delivery of humanitarian aid everywhere.
- 18/09/16 - EU-Syria
European Commission - Fact Sheet EU-Syria Brussels, 16 September 2016 EU-Syria relations The EU is a full member and active participant in the International Syria Support Group (ISSG). It fully supports the UN-led process, notably the efforts of the UN Special Envoy for Syria.
- 18/09/16 - Conference to Strengthen Police Cooperation in the Balkans Held in Skopje
On 19 September, representatives of four Western Balkans police services participated at a regional conference that was held in Skopje.