20 November 2014, Brussels - Children have always been and remain at the heart of EU policy. Inspired by the Convention, the EU promotes children's rights through specific Guidelines as well as through the EU Agenda for the rights of the child for internal action.
This year we celebrate the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the young Pakistani activist for female education Malala Yousafzai and to the Indian child right's activist Kailash Satyarthi. Both have fought courageously for the girls' right to education which the EU considers as the best investment we can make in development.
17 November 2014, Brussels - High Representative Federica Mogherini chaired the Foreign Affairs Council today for the first time. Ukraine was the main focus of discussion with EU Foreign Ministers. Other issues discussed include the Middle East Peace Process and the Ebola outbreak.
18 November 2014, New York - The EU welcomed today's passage of the UN resolution "Situation of Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea" by the General Assembly's Third Committee.
The vote was 111 in favour, 19 against and 55 abstentions.
Co-authored by the EU and Japan, and co-sponsored by 62 UN member states, this year's resolution marks the tenth time that the General Assembly has taken action on a resolution which expresses grave concern at the human rights situation in the DPRK.