Source: Council of the European Union |

Coronavirus - Tunisia: Council adopts €3 billion assistance package to support neighbouring partners

EU assistance will help these jurisdictions cover their immediate financing needs which have increased as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak

The Council today adopted a decision to provide up to 3 billion euros of macro-financial assistance to ten enlargement and neighbourhood partners to help them cope with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. Financial assistance will be provided in the form of loans on highly favourable terms and allocated…

Source: Global Affairs Canada |

Coronavirus - Africa: Statement on Protecting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Promoting Gender-Responsiveness in the COVID-19 Crisis

Around the world, the pandemic is having a devastating impact on health systems, economies and the lives, livelihood and wellbeing of all, particularly older people

We, the Ministers of South Africa, Sweden, Argentina, Australia, Albania, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cabo Verde, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Guinea, Italy, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Namibia, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, are…

Source: Council of the European Union |

Coronavirus - Tunisia: Council greenlights €3 billion assistance package to support neighbouring countries

The funds will be available for twelve months and will be disbursed in two instalments

EU ambassadors today endorsed a Commission proposal to provide up to 3 billion euros of macro-financial assistance to ten enlargement and neighbourhood partners to help them cope with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. "Enlargement and neighbourhood countries are our closest partners. Now more than ever, it is absolutely…

Source: United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) |

Committee on Enforced Disappearances meets with States and with the United Nations Refugee Agency

Morocco reiterated the importance of the Convention’s universal ratification and urged all States which had not yet ratified it to do so

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances this morning met with States, and separately heard a statement by the United Nations Refugee Agency. Opening the meetings, Mohammed Ayat, Acting Committee Chairperson, stressed the importance of regular meetings with United Nations Member States and of supporting States parties to the Convention in the…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

UNICEF poll: More than a third of young people in 30 countries report being a victim of online bullying

U-Report highlights prevalence of cyberbullying and its impact on young people

One in three young people in 30 countries said they have been a victim of online bullying, with one in five reporting having skipped school due to cyberbullying and violence, in a new poll released today by UNICEF and the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Violence against…

Source: Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion of the Republic of Malta |

A pressing need for a coherent UNSC approach to Libya

The Gymnich agenda included a working session with Western Balkan partners on regional cooperation

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion, Carmelo Abela, spoke – at an informal meeting of EU Foreign Ministers (Gymnich) in Helsinki – on the pressing need for a coherent United Nations Security Council (UNSC) approach on Libya, especially at this juncture, when no less than five EU Member States…

Source: Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion of the Republic of Malta |

A pressing need for a coherent United Nations Security Council (UNSC) approach to Libya

Minister Abela recalled his recent meeting, in Malta, with the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Ghassan Salamé

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion, Carmelo Abela, spoke – at an informal meeting of EU Foreign Ministers (Gymnich) in Helsinki – on the pressing need for a coherent United Nations Security Council (UNSC) approach on Libya, especially at this juncture, when no less than five EU Member States…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

UN disability rights experts issue findings on Cuba, Niger, Norway, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Spain, Turkey, and Vanuatu

The findings cover how the respective State is doing with regard to the rights of persons with disabilities

The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has published its findings on the following countries which it examined during its latest session from 11 March to 5 April: Cuba, Niger, Norway, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Spain, Turkey, and Vanuatu. The findings cover how the respective State is…