Human rights: EU adopts conclusions on EU priorities at United Nations human rights fora in 2018

26.02.2018

From left to right: Ms Marija PEJCINOVIC BURIC, Croatian Minister of Foreign and European Affairs; Mr Jean ASSELBORN, Luxembourg Minister for Foreign and European Affairs, Minister for Immigration and asylum; Ms Ekaterina ZAHARIEVA, Bulgarian Minister for Foreign Affairs; Mr Carmelo ABELA, Maltese Minister for Foreign Affairs.

Photo: European Union


On 26 February 2017, the Council adopted conclusions on EU priorities at United Nations human rights fora in 2018.

In this year marking the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the conclusions underline that the EU strongly supports the pledge by the UN Secretary-General to raise the profile of human rights and to make prevention and sustainable peace a priority of the UN system, by tackling root causes of conflicts, including by addressing human rights violations and abuses. The EU also reiterates its strong position that all human rights are universal, indivisible, interdependent and inter-related.

Read the full text of the Council conclusions here.

Visit the meeting page on the website of the Council of the European Union.

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