Delegation to the UN and other international organisations in Geneva
The 4th Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction is taking place in Geneva from 19 to 23 May. Governments, international organisations, representatives from NGOs, civil society and the private sector will convene to assess where we stand in the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action and in advancing the strategic goal of a substantial reduction of losses in lives and in the social, economic and environmental assets of communities and countries when disasters strike.
From 20-28 May, the 66th session of the World Health Assembly is taking place in Geneva. The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO). It provides a platform to discuss specific issues on the international health agenda.
On 9 May 2013 Europe celebrated the 63rd anniversary of the Schuman Declaration. Sixty-three years ago, on 9 May 1950, the then French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman made the first move towards the creation of what we now know as the European Union (EU). Europe Day is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the EU’s achievements in promoting democracy, human rights, peace and prosperity on the European continent.
- 22/05/13 - Statement by the Spokespersons of High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on the arrests of former Prime Minister of Georgia
- 21/05/13 - Ashton speaking after talks with Prime Ministers Dačić and Thaçi
- 21/05/13 - Catherine Ashton on the latest series of attacks in Iraq
- 21/05/13 - Catherine Ashton meets Nicaraguan Minister of Foreign Affairs Samuel Santos López