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On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.
2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.
Four months after the violence in Kasese district, which culminated in the incidents of 26-27 November 2016, the European Union regrets that the Ugandan authorities have not yet launched a comprehensive independent investigation.
Kampala, 17-02-2016: It was during a meeting of the Heads of the Electoral Observer Missions to Uganda General Elections 2016 held yesterday in Kampala that was issued the attached joint statement.
One of the youngest electorates in the world is about to make an important decision in Uganda’s 18 February 2016 General Elections, and the European Union was invited by the country’s authorities to establish an Election Observation Mission. The purpose of the mission is to assess the extent to which the election process complies with Uganda’s international and regional commitments, and national laws.
The Horn of Africa comprising Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda covers approximately 5.2 million square kilometers with more than 65% of the land receiving less than 500mm of rainfall annually. This region is home to over 217 million people with diverse and rich culture, resources and opportunities which have enabled them to harness livelihoods over the years.
UN Secretary-General, WBG and IsDBG Presidents, and other Agency Heads Visit Region to Link Peace Efforts with Economic Progress
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Brussels, 22 July 2014
The Council adopted the following conclusions:
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The European Union (EU) fully supports international efforts to end the long-running campaign of terror being carried out by Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and to help the populations affected by the LRA presence. The EU supports the African Union's Regional Cooperation Initiative to strengthen regional efforts to combat the LRA.
Piracy in the Western Indian Ocean has been a growing threat to security, international shipping and development since the mid-2000s. While bearing all aspects of organised crime, piracy is a complex issue that can only be overcome by combining political and diplomatic efforts with military and legal action, development assistance and strong international coordination.
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The Council today appointed Mr Alexander Rondos as EU Special Representative to the Horn of Africa.
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The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) has been present in Uganda since 15 January 2011 following an invitation from the Government of the Republic of Uganda and the Electoral Commission of Uganda. The EU EOM is led by Edward Scicluna, Member of the European Parliament. The EU EOM deployed 120 observers from 27 EU Member States and Norway. The observers were deployed throughout Uganda to observe and assess the electoral process in accordance with international and regional standards for elections.
Following the presidential and legislative elections in Uganda on 18 February, Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, made the following statement:
"I welcome the peaceful conduct of the elections in Uganda on Friday 18 February. This second election since the restoration of multi-party democracy in Uganda, marks a further consolidation of the democratic process, not just in Uganda itself but in the whole region.
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