“On World Humanitarian Day, we pay special tribute to and honour all humanitarian workers around the globe who are working to help people in need. We honour the memory of all those who have sacrificed their lives to save the lives of others. We honour all those who risk their lives while bringing assistance to victims of wars and natural disasters worldwide.”
--Federica Mogherini and Christos Stylianides
The EU remains committed to strengthening the United Nations and playing an active role at the UN in all areas of relevant activities. The priorities also stress the need for truly global responsibility sharing on migration and refugees; solving crises and sustaining peace; tackling terrorism and violent extremism as some of the key challenges.
Declaration by the HR/VP Mogherini, on behalf of the EU on the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, 9 August 2016
On the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we join indigenous peoples around the world in celebrating the richness of their cultures and their unique contributions to the world’s cultural diversity. The European Union reaffirms its commitments to promote and protect the rights of indigenous peoples.