1. The 17th African Union (AU) - European Union (EU) Human Rights Dialogue was held on 09 November 2021 in a virtual format. The Dialogue was co-chaired by H.E. Amb. Bankole Adeoye, AU Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security and H.E. Mr. Eamon Gilmore, the EU Special Representative for Human Rights.
This statement is issued in follow-up to the meeting held between Dr John Nkengasong, Director of Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Ambassador Birgitte Markussen, Head of European Union Delegation to the African Union, which took place on 22 July related to the launching of the EU Digital COVID Certificate and the broader AU-EU partnership fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.