EU pledges continues support for protection of human rights worldwide

BRUSSELS, The European Union pledged Tuesday to continue protecting, promoting and fulfilling human rights together with all countries, organisations and individuals engaged in providing effective and innovative responses to existing and new challenges.

“The EU reaffirms its strong commitment to the full enjoyment of human rights by all women and girls,” EU High Representative Josep Borrell said in a statement.

The European Union’s intensified engagement as a global player has resulted in important achievements at the Human Rights Council and the UN General Assembly in 2019.

In particular, noted Borrell in a Declaration to mark the Human Rights Day.

The EU, he noted, created consensus around problematic human rights situations in North Korea, Myanmar and Syria in the Human Rights Council.

“We celebrate this year the 10th anniversary of the Charter of the Fundamental Rights and the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Yet these rights continue to be challenged around the world.” In particular, children and youth continue to be the main victims of human rights violations,” he added.

Meanwhile, the European Parliament Tuesday published a survey that shows a clear majority of EU citizens see protecting human rights worldwide (48 percent) as a top priority.

Source: Kuwait News Agency