On 15 October 2018, the Council discussed and adopted conclusions on the Central African Republic.
In its conclusions, the Council underlines that the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) is still very fragile and that the EU remains engaged in support of the country. The EU emphasises the need to continue working, through its various instruments, to help the CAR get back on the road to stability, peace and development and to meet the aspirations of its entire population for lasting peace and reconciliation.
The guidelines produced during the project DARWIN and provided in this document represent 13 topics belonging to 6 higher-level themes, captured in the table below. The topics, addressed through Capability Cards, capture a significant amount of information, structured around five main sections:
• Purpose, which highlights the overall objective and scope of the CC.
The Council today adopted conclusions on climate change which emphasise the unprecedented urgency which is needed to step up global efforts to avoid the dangerous effects of climate change. Climate change is happening and its effects are being felt all over the world. Environment ministers are sending a strong political signal in these conclusions, which constitute the basis for the EU's position at the forthcoming COP24 climate conference in Katowice, Poland, in December.
The European Union is a strong supporter of the Action for Peacekeeping initiative of Secretary-General Guterres, as well as of the Declaration of Shared Commitments on UN Peacekeeping Operations. And it will continue to play an active and constructive role in the negotiations on the budget concerning this priority. But let us also be frank: UN peacekeeping must become far more effective and efficient so as to confront the new conflicts and crises that arise every day around the world.
Five months after the outbreak of social protests in Nicaragua, the situation in the country remains of serious concern to the European Union and its Member States. Basic principles of democracy, accountability and rule of law continue to be severely undermined by the repressive environment, which creates a climate of fear and mistrust. The national dialogue with the aim of reaching political solutions to these problems is now stalled due to lack of engagement by the authorities.
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The project HOPES (Higher and Further Education Opportunities and Perspectives for Syrians) is launching its second round of Call for Proposals (CfP) to support innovative education initiatives and short-term projects targeting refugees from Syria and vulnerable host communities across Egypt, Northern Iraq (KRI), Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Syria and implemented by local institutions.
HOPES - Higher and Further Education Opportunities and Perspectives for Syrians
HOPES is launching the Call for Proposals (CfP) to support 40 innovative education initiatives targeting refugees and vulnerable host communities across Egypt, Northern Iraq (KRI), Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and/or Syria.