The EU is appalled by the deteriorating situation in Syria.
The EU condemns the continued systematic, widespread and gross violations and abuses of human rights and all violations of international humanitarian law by all parties, particularly the Syrian regime and its allies. Those responsible for such violations and abuses must be held accountable.
— Ambassador Joanne Adamson
For us, the United Nations is and will remain a core institution in the multilateral system based on the values and principles that we defend, on the respect of international law, democracy , human rights and peace.
-Ambassador Vale de Alemeida
17 October 2016, Luxembourg – The Council of the European Union discussed the follow-up to the EU global strategy on foreign and security policy, Shared vision, common action: a stronger Europe and adopted conclusions today.
17 October 2016, Brussels – The EU will contribute to the Habitat III conference through a number of networking events organised by several of its Directorate-Generals (DG). The Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations’ input will be twofold: a networking event on ‘Protracted displacement in urban settings’ and a side event co-organised with the EU’s Climate Action DG on ‘Building human resilience to disaster risks and climate change for sustainable development.’