Global progress to end child labour has stalled for the first time in 20 years. One in ten children in the world are victims of child labour, and the number is growing. Social protection is key to providing an environment to keep children away from this reality and the EU continues working with its international partners to this end.
The 2021 Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the World is published at a truly extraordinary moment. Fighting for human rights and democracy is more important and urgent than ever in the context of Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine where we see widespread violations of international human rights and international humanitarian law. This comes on the foot of increased attempts by...
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HR/VP Blog – The war against Ukraine proves that Europe is even more in danger than we thought just a few months ago. With the Strategic Compass, agreed now by all member states, we have a plan to go for a real step change in EU security and defence. The task now is to implement it quickly and fully.