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.
"It is a tradition for us to celebrate this special moment with our partners around the globe and I am happy that we are able to celebrate here in Muscat where our footprint as European Union as well as our partnership with Oman is steadily growing."
- His Excellency Patrick Simonnet, EU Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
"Every year, we celebrate our longest period of peace and stability in Europe’s written history as well as our commitment to build a stronger and safer world within and beyond our borders. And we have never stopped being this global and reliable actor for peace, providing more than half of the world’s official development assistance and supporting conflict resolution efforts or political process...
HR/VP Blog – Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has wide-reaching ramifications beyond Europe. Last weekend I was in Qatar and Kuwait, for bilateral visits, to speak at the Doha Forum and meet a range of international interlocutors. The war and its consequences were on everybody’s mind. To tackle its fall-outs, we need to strengthen our cooperation with the Gulf countries.