The EU promotes and protects human rights, democracy and the rule of law worldwide. Human rights and democracy are inextricably connected. Only in a democracy can individuals fully claim and realise their civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights.
Sustainable development and peace and security go hand-in-hand. One is not possible without the other, which is why we fully support our partner countries in their efforts to establish long-term stability.
We implement programmes around the world wherever assistance is needed. We tailor our support to fit the region or country being helped. Programmes with a global reach allow the EU to provide similar support to countries facing similar problems.
On the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the EU announced it is investing a further €7 million to promote and protect indigenous peoples’ rights worldwide.
EU support to the peace process in Colombia: Commissioner Urpilainen receives the report from the Colombian Truth Commission
Today, European Commissioner for International Partnerships, Jutta Urpilainen, met with Leyner Palacios, Commissioner for the Colombian Truth Commission. The meeting coincides with the publication of the Truth Commission’s final report on the country’s internal armed conflict since 1958.
Jutta Urpilainen, EU Commissioner for International Partnerships, participated in the 13th Horn of Africa initiative Ministerial meeting. It was the occasion to reiterate EU’s full support to the initiative and to the Horn of Africa countries.