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European Union-United Nations (EU-UN) Spotlight Initiative high-level launch in Africa

Every year, three million girls from 29 African countries join an estimated 200 million women and girls that have experienced the human rights violation known as female genital mutilation

Ending sexual and gender-based violence and harmful practices. When: Saturday, 9 February 2019 Time: 3. p.m.(tbc)  Where: United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia What: At the event, African Heads of State, the UN Secretary-General, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, high-level representatives from the Africa…

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Media Advisory: European Investment Bank to confirm largest ever financing in Ethiopia

The announcement will be made on the first day of a two day official visit to Ethiopia by the Vice President of the European Investment Bank

What: Media are invited to attend the announcement of EIB support for multi-billion Birr private enterprise financing programme with the Development Bank of Ethiopia Who: Dr. Abraham Tekeste, Ethiopia's Minister of Finance and Economic Cooperation, Pim van Ballekom, European Investment Bank Vice President, Getahun Nana, President of the Development Bank…

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EU-African Union Joint Communiqué on the Implementation of the Paris Agreement

The European Union and the African Union reaffirm their commitment to continuing to address the adverse effects of climate change on human and animal health, natural ecosystems and other social and economic impacts that threaten our developmental gains as a global community

The European Union and the African Union reaffirm their strong commitment to full implementation of the Paris agreement, and call on all partners to keep up the momentum created in 2015. Ahead of the COP23 in November they pledge to work together to finalise the Paris Agreement work programme. Climate…

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Eminent female African scientists recognised by the African Union with the support of the EU

The EU was grateful and honoured to be invited and delivered one of the five prizes, represented by Ranieri Sabatucci Ambassador of the EU Delegation to the African Union

Today, 24 January 2017, the Kwame Nkrumah Regional Awards for women 2016 were presented during the Opening Ceremony of the Gender Pre-Summit, of the 28th AU heads of states and government assembly in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The prize ceremony took place in the presence of Dr. Dlamini Zuma Chairperson of…

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12th AU-EU Human Rights Dialogue Brussels, Belgium 10 January 2017

The Dialogue was led by Dr Aisha Laraba Abdullahi, AU Commissioner for Political Affairs, and Mr Stavros Lambrinidis, the EU Special Representative for Human Rights

The 12th African Union (AU) - European Union (EU) Human Rights Dialogue took place on 10 January 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. The Dialogue was led by Dr Aisha Laraba Abdullahi, AU Commissioner for Political Affairs, and Mr Stavros Lambrinidis, the EU Special Representative for Human Rights. The AU participants included…

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EU provides support to strengthen the African Human Rights System

This was the last of a series of 5 contracts the EU is funding under €10 million action aimed at 'Strengthening the African Human Rights System' under the EU Pan-African Programme (PANAF)

Today, in the wake of the 12th AU-EU Human Rights Dialogue, the EU signed a €1.8 million grant contract with the Pan-African Parliament (PAP). This was the last of a series of 5 contracts the EU is funding under €10 million action aimed at 'Strengthening the African Human Rights System'…

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8th College-to-College Meeting Joint Communiqué Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 7 April 2016

Today, the African Union (AU) Commission and the European Commission held the 8th College-to-College meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It was hosted by the African Union Commission, under the co-chairmanship of its Chairperson, Dr Nkosazana C. Dlamini Zuma and the Vice-President of the European Commission/High Representative of the Union for…

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Joint Press Conference Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and Federica Mogherini

INVITATION TO THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA WHAT:          Press Conference in relation to the 8th College-to-College meeting between the African Union Commission and the European Commission, 7 April 2016 Addis-Ababa WHO              Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), and  the High Representative of the European…

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The African Union Commission and the European Commission meet to address shared EU-Africa challenges

The African Union Commission and the European Commission will hold their annual College-to-College meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This is the biggest EU-Africa event of the year.   Discussions will focus on the current shared challenges facing both continents, along with the 5 priority areas of the 2014-2017 Roadmap: (i)…

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Speech by EU High Representative/Vise President of the Commission at the African Union

HRVP Keynote Speech to the African Union 1. POTENTIAL (First HRVP visit): Madam Chairwoman Zuma, my friend, Ambassadors, Members of the diplomatic community, thank you for your invitation to speak here, in the political, diplomatic heart of Africa. It is a great honour for me to be the first European…